Georgia Council
of Court Administrators

Established 1997


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  • September 16, 2013 9:35 AM | GCCA (Administrator)
    As voted by the membership at the September 10, 2013 business meeting, the bylaws were amended.

  • July 23, 2013 3:19 PM | Anonymous

    GCCA is now accepting nominations for the 2013 program of the year award.  If you have started a new program or implementing any processes that has improved the court system to those whom the court serves, let us know.

    Please remit all nominations before September 1, 2013.  The nominations should include the following:

    1. Cover Letter.  The cover letter should not be more than two pages in length, should briefly state the purpose and the success of the program.

    2. Program Submissions.  The program submissions should not be more than five (5) pages in length, and should include the following:

    · An explanation of the existing process and problem.

    · An outline target group.

    · List of the team members who worked on process or project.

    · Describe solutions and alternative solutions (if appropriate).

    · Describe program details.

    3. Nominations will be evaluated on the following:

    a. Transferability of Programs

    b. Uniqueness of Program - Creativity / Innovation

    c. Durability of Program

    d. Goals met in Program

    e. Cost Analysis – “Bang for the Buck”

    Please remember to submit only programs that have actually been implemented and evaluated.  The winner will be announced at the Fall Conference. 

    Please mail or e-mail award submissions to: 

    Cheston Roney

    GCCA Court Program Award

    7840 Roswell Road, Building 500

    Sandy Springs, GA 30350


  • July 01, 2013 3:14 PM | GCCA (Administrator)
    GCCA always needs involved members to declare their candidacy for the Executive Board and for the open Officer positions.  Come and join our team of professionals

  • March 12, 2013 9:49 AM | GCCA (Administrator)

    Welcome to the website of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators.  I am honored to serve as the 2012-2013 President of this fine organization.  Our members represent every class of court in

    Georgia and have been either appointed or elected to the offices that they hold.  Having been trusted by the judges we assist and serve, our members collectively bring well rounded experiences and ideas to the organization.  Some fifteen years ago, a group of court administrators from across the state got together and decided to form their own council, similar to the ones that were already in existence for the judges in our state.  This group of administrators had the foresight to understand that in order to continue operating our courts in the most efficient and effective manner possible, the leaders charged with the day-to-day management of the courts would require ongoing training.  They also knew that the only way to collectively share promising trends and best practices was in a professional environment of their peers that shared similar understandings as to the unique challenges of working in a non-unified judicial system.  Through the hard work and dedication of these court leaders, our Council was formed and established by state statute in O.C.G.A. 15-5-100 during the 1997 Georgia General Assembly.  Our council’s purpose, as expressed in state law, is summarized below:

    “It shall be the purpose of the council to effectuate the responsibilities conferred upon it by law, to further the improvement of the courts and the administration of justice, to assist the court administrators and managers throughout the state in the execution of their duties, and to promote and assist in the training of court administrators, managers, and support personnel.”

    To that end, we provide the professional forum necessary for our members so that they may communicate with peers, judges, legislators and others who share an interest in the effective administration of justice.  Our council provides education and training opportunities for its members and promotes the professionalism of court management throughout the state of Georgia . 

    Unlike all other council’s in Georgia , we have no state budget for paid staff and rely entirely on the tireless efforts of member volunteers.  We are only as successful as those that are willing to serve and we can never have enough volunteers willing to lend a helping hand!

    I am committed to continuing our push for the professional development of our profession and am willing to help individuals in any way possible.

    Feel free to reach out to me or to any member of the Executive Committee.  We look forward to talking to you soon!

    Edwin T. Bell

  • February 06, 2013 10:30 AM | GCCA (Administrator)

    We are pleased to offer a joint membership with the National Association for Court Management (NACM). If you join both organizations, you get a $25 reduction from each organization. That is, renew/join GCCA for $50 and NACM for $100 and save a total of $50! If you are currently a member of NACM, please indicate that on your application/renewal and we will verify your membership status with NACM. When you get your next renewal notice for NACM, you will be eligible for the reduced dual-membership rate.

    See how Georgia compares with other states for membership in NACM!

  • January 30, 2013 12:08 PM | GCCA (Administrator)

    GCCA President Edwin Bell has received approval of GCCA's offiicial state seal.

  • January 28, 2013 2:16 AM | GCCA (Administrator)

    All of the new officers and executive committee members are below.


    Edwin T. Bell, MBA
    Deputy Court Administrator
    Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

    Cheston Roney
    Court Administrator
    Sandy Springs Municipal Court

    Vice President
    Brad Butler
    Court Administrator
    Conasauga Circuit

    Immediate Past President
    Philip Boudewyns
    Court Administrator
    Gwinnett County Judicial Circuit

    Dawn Childress
    Circuit Court Administrator
    Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit

    Tracy Bement
    District Court Administrator
    10th Judicial Administrative District

    Board Directors

    Yolanda Lewis
    District Court Administrator
    5th Judicial District, Atlanta Circuit

    Jeff West
    Gwinnett County

    Lynn Ansley
    Circuit Court Administrator
    Superior Court of Southwestern Judicial Circuit

    Tracy Johnson
    Director, 6th District ADR Program
    Kelly Bush
    Court Financial Administrator
    Henry County Courts

  • January 15, 2013 10:36 AM | GCCA (Administrator)

    Greetings everyone and Happy New Year!


    I trust that your holiday break was well deserved and that you have all returned to your respective courts to continue the good work of court administration.  Your executive committee has been hard at work in preparing for the 2013 year including E-Quill, our quarterly newsletter; the spring conference May 5th – 8th at Lake Blackshear Resort; retooling our website to make it more vibrant and user friendly; and various other committee work.


    This year, we hope that we can continue getting the input and support from our members that we have grown accustomed to.  One way that you can remain involved in the organization, is by serving on one or more of our committees.  Maybe the imaginative spark will come from your idea, concern, or knowledge base!  See the list of committees and their respective Chair(s) below and free to contact the committee Chair(s) directly:


    Education and Training Committee:  Co-chairs, Tracy BeMent –  and Tracy Johnson -


    Awards Committee:   Chair, Cheston Roney –


    Membership Committee:  Chair, Brad Butler –


    Publications (newsletter) Committee:  Chair, Dawn Childress –


    Social Committee:  Co-Chair’s, Yolanda Lewis –  and Kelly Bush –


    Budget Committee:  Chair, Tracy BeMent –


    Nominating Committee:  Chair, Phil Boudewyns –

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