Meetings & Workshops

Meetings & Workshops

The GMCA strives to provide educational opportunities for municipal and non-profit cemetery managers, personnel, and volunteers throughout the State of Georgia. Please watch our calendar of events for an upcoming workshop or conference in your area!

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, October 06, 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Marriott Macon City Center 240 Coliseum Dr. Macon, GA 31217

    Join us, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Georgia Municipal Cemetery Association! 

    Conference Hotel:

    Marriott Macon City Center

    $120 + Tax per night

    $5 per day parking


    240 Coliseum Dr.

    Macon, Georgia  31217

    Reservations at the special block rate

    must be made by September 12. 

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    9:00 - Registration

    10:00 - Welcome and Announcements

    Kim Campbell, Director of Preservation Field Services, Historic Macon Foundation

    10:15 - “The Public Cemetery Meeting Challenges in a Time of Change”

    Dr. Robert Yehl, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Valdosta State University

    11:15 - “Incorporating Historic Resources in Madison's Historic Revitalization Efforts”

     Wes Ryals, Lead Design Associate, Environs Design Studio and Monica Callahan, Planning and Development Director, City of Madison                   

    12:00 - Lunch

    1:15 - Business Meeting

    2:00 - “Introduction to Archives and Records Management”

    Luciana Spracher, Director, City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives

    3:00 - “Digital Methods for Documenting Cemeteries”

    Chad Keller, Professor of Preservation Design at Savannah of Art and Design

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    8:00 - Breakfast

    9:00 - “Righting a Sinking Ship—Transforming Municipal Cemeteries”

    Kim McKnight, AICP, CNU-A, Environmental Conservation Program Manager, Historic Preservation Planning, City of Austin

    11:00 - Rose Hill Cemetery Tour

    12:30 - Lunch

    1:30 - History of the GMCA

    Stan Rogers, Cemetery Director, City of Rome

    2:00 - “Every Cemetery Has a Story”

    Len Strozier, Omega Mapping Services

    3:00 - Open Forum

    5:00 - Reception

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    8:00 - Breakfast

    9:00 - “Tomb It May Concern: Listing Cemeteries in the National Register of Historic Places”

    Laura Beth Ingle, National Register Architectural Historian, and Sarah Love, Architectural Coordinator, Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

    9:45 - “Archaeological Considerations in the Management of Cemeteries”

    S. Dwight Strickland, President and Senior Archaeologist,       Southeastern Horizons, Inc.

    11:00 - Ocmulgee Indian Mounds Tour

    12:00 - Lunch

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