(a) The Governor shall appoint a body to be known as the Jekyll
Island Citizens Resource Council. The purpose of the Citizens
Resource Council shall be to improve, foster, and encourage
communication and the exchange of thoughts and ideas between the
authority and the community of persons interested in Jekyll Island
including, but not limited to, residents of Jekyll Island; owners,
operators, and employees of businesses located on or providing
services to Jekyll Island; and environmental organizations.
(b) The Citizens Resource Council shall consist of seven members.
Three members shall be representative of the Jekyll Island
residential and business community with two of these members being
residents of Jekyll Island and one being an owner, manager, or
employee of a business or commercial facility located on Jekyll
Island. Four members shall be appointed at large. The term of each
member shall be for two years, provided that of the members first
appointed, three shall be appointed for terms of one year, and four
for terms of two years. Vacancies shall be filled by similar
appointment for unexpired terms.
(c) The Citizens Resource Council shall meet once a month. The
meetings shall be attended by the authority's executive director and
at least one member of the authority. Once in every calendar
quarter, the meeting of the Citizens Resource Council shall be held
as a town meeting at which comments and sentiments from the Jekyll
Island community at large may be received.
(d) The Citizens Resource Council shall be available to consult with
the authority, if requested by the authority to do so, as to the
authority's programs, projects, and actions concerning Jekyll
Island. The Citizens Resource Council may also, upon request of the
authority, review and prepare written comments on proposed authority
plans and projects. Such written comments may be submitted to the
authority's executive director, the authority, and the Governor.
(e) Members of the Citizens Resource Council shall serve without
compensation, but its members who are not employees or officials of
state or local governmental entities shall receive reimbursement
from funds available to the authority for their actual expenses
necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties.