Membership Engagement Committee

At a glance:

  • Coordinates “New Member Orientations” at Spring Workshop and Annual Conference and “New Member Table Topics” at monthly luncheons.
  • Assists with member recruitment & retention contacts.
  • Advises the Board & other committees on GEDA member needs.

New Members of GEDA are invited to attend one of this Committee's "New Member Orientation" programs at the Annual Conference and Spring Workshop. These functions serve to welcome and inform new members about GEDA, to encourage member participation in Committees and SIGs, and to understand how to get the most benefit from GEDA membership. Also, this Committee assists with member recruitment and retention contacts. For example, these efforts may focus on geographic or professional areas where stronger GEDA participation is desirable. The Member Engagement Committee advises the Board and other committees on how best to address GEDA member needs.

Additionally, the Member Engagement Committee Chair plans the GEDA Annual Awards ceremony, currently held each November.

Member publications (not a committee): GEDA's staff assists with development of GEDA publications, such as the GEDA Monthly Newsletter and the GEDA Membership Directory (both are electronic formats). The staff works with all committees and the Board for further development of the GEDA web site, through which a number of web documents & publications are available to GEDA members.

For more information, contact Committee Chair:
Eric McDonald Haralson County Chamber of Commerce (678) 821-2003
2024 Action Plan
  1. Conduct exit survey for dropped members
  2. Create list of common reasons for members dropping
  3. Develop an intentional outreach strategy to reach out to new members within their first six months of membership, continuing up to 24 months of membership

View the Membership Engagement Committee Roster