December, 8 2015 Board Meeting Notes

December 12, 2015

Date: Tuesday, December 8th , 2015
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: THINC. Board Conference Room

One College Circle, LaGrange, Georgia 30240

Present:John Asbell (presiding), Robby Burch, Toni Striblin, Perrin Alford, Corinne Hodges, Greg
Hicks, Renae Willis

Absent: Linda McMullen, Darryl Harrison, CJ Tumambing, Tonia Contorno

Others Present: CEO – Kathy Carlisle
Staff/Consultants – Lauren Carlisle
Margaret D. Schaufler, MD, Shawn Newingham, Diane Cousins
TCSS- John Radcliffe
KIA- Randy Jackson

Renae Willis, Vice Chair, called the meeting to order at 8:00 am.
This is a called board meeting for the purpose of approving funds for the Strategic Planning
Facilitator and Science Lab.

The first item of discussion was a request from Robby Burch, Chair of the Finance and Fund
Raising Committee to approve $30,000 for Jay Steele, Strategic Planning Consultant. Kathy
Carlisle, CEO, advised the Board of Strategic Planning Sub-Committee activities and process to
select Mr. Steele. Robby made the motion to approve. Corinne seconded the motion with the
stipulation that the committee ask the Center for Strategic Planning for monetary support. The
motion passed unanimously.

Greg Hicks, Chair of the Facilities Committee, presented information regarding the Science Lab
and proposed the use of Southern A&E as the architect for the lab. Greg answered several
questions regarding the lab and the partnership with TCSS/WGTC. Perrin Alford and John
Radcliffe assured the group that the lab had been fully vetted and has the support of both groups.
The CEO presented a budget for the lab showing that funds are available: $450,000 ($300,000
construction, $50,000 contingency, $100,000 equipment). $60,000 will be used from unallocated
operations funds. The CEO advised that we would continue to seek other funds to pay for the lab
and equipment. Randy Jackson agreed to meet with the city officials once the quote is secured.
Robby made a motion to approve. Toni seconded the motion and the motion passed

Next meeting date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12pm in the THINC. Board Room, One
College Circle, LaGrange, GA 30240.
______________________________________________ Approval