CRD seeks applications for Private Dock Stakeholder Committee

Private Docks
Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is seeking interested applicants to serve as members of a facilitated stakeholder process to advise CRD in the development of regulations for private recreational docks in tidal waters.

The Private Dock Stakeholder Committee is being formed to provide input and guidance to CRD as is seeks to promulgate new rules that will establish the following: eligibility to receive a revocable license for a private dock in tidal waters; and b) standards and conditions for the construction, maintenance, reconstruction, or modification of a private dock.

Stakeholder committee members must live or work in coastal Georgia (Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Liberty, Bryan or Chatham counties) and qualify under one of the following categories:

  • Residential waterfront property owner
  • Employee or member of an environmental non-profit organization (501(c)(3))
  • Employee of an environmental consulting, engineering or related firm with experience in private dock permitting and/or design
  • Marine contractor and/or dock builder with experience in coastal Georgia
  • Academia 
  • At large citizen

Stakeholder committee members must commit to attending four (4) to six (6) half-day, in-person, weekday (Monday through Friday) meetings at locations throughout coastal Georgia. The committee will meet June through December 2024, with possible extension through winter 2025.  Each meeting will be facilitated by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vincent Institute of Government. 

Appointment to the stakeholder committee is subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Natural Resources. Applicants should provide a statement of interest and potential contributions to the committee. This is a volunteer committee and no compensation for time or travel expenses will be provided.

How do I apply?

The application period closed at 4:30 p.m., June 3, 2024. CRD will contact applicants in the coming weeks. 

What if I have additional questions?

Anyone with questions can contact Jill Andrews at or 912-264-7218.