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GAPT Officers Nominations - FY2022 - 23

“The Nomination Committee, which shall consist of the Immediate Past President as Chairman and Officers of the Board currently serving the Association” (GAPT Bylaws) have met and prepared their slate of Officers for the 2022 - 2023 year that will be presented at the Annual GAPT Conference Business Meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2022. 

Vickie Cross - President  

Duane Peterson - Vice President 

Stephanie Walker - Treasurer

Michael Powe - Secretary 

Anthony Jackson - Past President  

We appreciate the other individual who submitted their letter of interest, resume and documents describing their leadership philosophy, which was provided to the Nomination Committee for consideration of the open position.  Since only one individual could be picked to be the recommended candidate, we appreciate their willingness to serve on the Executive Board and hope they will consider making another application in the future.  

 Respectfully Submitted,


Cliff Shearouse 
Nominations Committee Chairman

 58th Annual Summer Conference 

The 58th annual summer conference to be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center June 20 -23, 2022 is shaping up to be an extraordinary event.  This year's keynote speaker will be Mr. Mike Howard. Mike Howard is one of America's Top Motivational Speakers and Trainers. He will electrify, educate, engage and entertain your audience in person or in a virtual format.  Mike started his career as a computer programmer with IBM and the NASA Space Shuttle Program but today he is programming people and organizations for success through his speaking, workshops and books. Mike's message will help you break away from the gravitational pull of average and ordinary thinking. 

Please view a three minute video clip of Mike Howard speaking to 4,000 individuals at a national conference. This particular presentation is designed to entertain and educate the audience.  Click on the following You Tube link to view:  

In addition, see what the media is saying about Mike Howard by taking a moment to view a two minute news story that ran on a NBC news affiliate where he spoke to approximately 3,000 educators about leadership, embracing change and working together more effectively as a team. Please click on the following You Tube link to view the news story:    


Greetings From Your GAPT President - Anthony Jackson

Dear Members:

Welcome to the Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation (GAPT). As a member of our organization, we hope to serve you in many ways during the 2021 – 2022 School Year and beyond.

Our vision is that the GAPT will serve as the leading resource for pupil transportation professionals in the State of Georgia and inspire a culture of continuous improvement. Our mission is that the GAPT will build capacity in pupil transportation professionals by providing information, promoting innovation, and serving as an advocate for those professionals as they partner with their communities to meet the needs of their students.

As you and your respective teams prepare for the coming school year, know that the GAPT family is here and available to assist you. Our organization is great because of all of you and because our partnerships and networking efforts continue year-round. According to William H. Danforth, in his book I Dare You! Living Up To Your Full Potential, “Our most valuable possessions are those which can be shared and when shared, they multiply many times.”

Thanks for visiting our website where you will find complete information on our programs and activities. After you have logged in, take a moment to familiarize yourself with your partners in transportation by clicking on GAPT Membership Search located under quick links and navigating from there. I have been a beneficiary of this information many times throughout the years, and I have also been available to assist other school systems because of this shared information. While here, review the contact information for your respective school system for accuracy. In addition, if you are aware of Directors or school systems that are not involved in GAPT please reach out to them. Share the benefits of being a member of GAPT and encourage them to join our organization. Membership ensures that we are available for them and them to us. Remember that the best ability is availability. I look forward to the year ahead and pray for safe, efficient, and successful support of our students throughout the state. May God bless you all.


Anthony V. Jackson, President
Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation






58th Annual GAPT Conference and Trade Show

 June 20, 2022 - June 23, 2022

 Jekyll Island Convention Center