Board Members

Executive Committee

Chris Howard, Chair

Ryan Griffin, Chair-Elect

Max Crook, Secretary

Pat Muse, Treasurer

Blake Lisenby, Counsel

Kay McKenna, Events Committee Chair

John Fox, Cottage/Education Committee Chair

Vickie Hertwig, Preservation Committee Chair

Alex Morrison, Immediate Past Chair & Membership Committee Chair

Trustees

Barbara Boyer

Jean Bragg

Curtis Brewer

Larry Brumley

James Caldwell

Dr. Charles Callendar

Lesley Clarke

Susan DiRenzo

Steven Fulbright

Dr. Cameron Garvin

Jordan Griffith

Tony Long

Susannah Maddux

Marguerite Parker

Karla Redding-Andrews

Andy Stroud

Jill Vanderhoek

 

Committees

Board of Trustees and Finance Committee

Chris Howard, Chair of the Board • Ethiel Garlington, Staff (egarlington@historicmacon.org)

First Tuesday of June, August, October, December, February, and April • 5:30pm at the Sidney Lanier Cottage

  • Approves acquisition of all property
  • Approves annual work-plan and strategic planning decisions
  • Suggests cost-savings and efficiencies
  • Fundraises for the organization
  • Volunteers to staff board committees

Finance and Executive Committees

Chris Howard, Chair of the Board • Pat Muse, Treasurer & Finance Chair • Ethiel Garlington, Staff (egarlington@historicmacon.org)

First Tuesday of July, September, November, January and March • 5:30 pm at the Sidney Lanier Cottage

  • Creates and approves annual budget
  • Approves annual work-plan and strategic planning decisions
  • Suggests cost-savings and efficiencies
  • Fundraises for the organization

Preservation Committee

Vickie Hertwig, Chair • Sabrinna Cox, Staff (scox@historicmacon.org)         

Second Thursday of every month • 5:30 pm at the Sidney Lanier Cottage

Events Committee

Kay McKenna, Chair • Emily Hopkins, Staff (ehopkins@historicmacon.org)

Third Tuesday of every month • 5:30 pm at the Sidney Lanier Cottage

  • Plans and executes preservation-based fundraising events
  • Staffs fundraising events
  • Events include the annual Flea Market, Design, Wine and Dine, the Patrons’ Party, special event fundraisers, and others

Membership Committee

Alex Morrison, Chair • Trish Whitley, Staff (twhitley@historicmacon.org)

First Monday of every month • 5:30 pm at the Sidney Lanier Cottage

  • Manages Historic Macon’s small-donor personal and Preservation Partner programs
  • Retains current members and recruits new members
  • Cultivates higher levels of giving from current members

Cottage/Education Committee

John Fox, Chair • Kim Campbell, Staff (kcampbell@historicmacon.org)

Second Tuesday of every month • 12 pm at the Sidney Lanier Cottage

  • Curates and manages the Sidney Lanier Cottage, collections and gardens
  • Plans and executes Sidney’s Salons and other events highlighting preservation efforts and the history of Macon
  • Raises funds to support the upkeep of the Cottage
  • Raises funds for the maintenance, restoration and improvement of Historic Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Researches, interprets and shares the history of the Cemetery
  • Maintains, updates and implements the master plan for Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Conducts Rose Hill Rambles, clean-up days and other events