About the Jekyll Island Authority
The Jekyll Island Authority is a self-supporting state agency responsible for the overall management and stewardship of Jekyll Island, obtaining its operating revenues from leases, fees, and island amenity operations. This income is used to maintain, develop, beautify, and promote Jekyll Island as a public beach resort and a world-class vacation and meeting destination. Jekyll Island does not receive any tax revenues for its operation.
Through an act of the state legislature, the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) was created to oversee the conservation, development and management of Jekyll Island. The JIA Board of Directors consists of members appointed by the Governor to serve four-year terms. The chairman of the board is also appointed by the governor to serve a one-year term and retains the chair until replaced. The Authority employs a full-time Executive Director who is responsible for the operation and promotion of the island, and for providing certain public services to island residents and businesses.
Phone Number: 912-635-2236
Golf Cart Ordinance
The Jekyll Island Authority is considering an ordinance dealing with the operation and regulation of golf carts on Jekyll Island. The Jekyll Island Authority Board has received the “first reading” of the proposed ordinance at its regular meeting on Monday, August 18, 2014. The proposed ordinance is available for public review and comment. Comments may be sent to: Chris O’Donnell, Legal Associate with Jekyll Island Authority. 100 James Road Jekyll Island, GA 31527. firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click here to read the ordinance dealing with the operation and regulation of golf carts on Jekyll Island.
Revitalization Update from Executive Director, Jones Hooks
Please click here to read the July 2014 update.
The mission of the Jekyll Island Conservation Plan (JICP) is to “Preserve, maintain, manage, and restore Jekyll Island’s natural communities and species diversity while providing nature-based educational and recreational opportunities to the general public.” Specifically regarding white-tailed deer, the JICP recognizes that deer can “adversely affect long-term conservation goals by preferentially foraging on propagules and saplings of desirable native plant species”. The Jekyll Island Authority Board of Directors met on July 21, 2014 . Recommendations were made to the board about deer management on Jekyll Island.
Click here to see the recommendations.
Water Quality Report for Jekyll Island’s Public Water System I.D. No. 1270028
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR WATER DEPARTMENT:
The Jekyll Island Authority Water Department is pleased to offer you this Water Quality Report for Jekyll Island’s Public Water System I.D. No. 1270028. This report is a summary of the year 2013 laboratory testing results of Jekyll Island’s drinking water. The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Georgia Environmental Protection Division have set high standards for the quality of water you use. These high standards require our water system to analyze over 150 different water quality parameters annually to ensure the quality and safety of the water we deliver to your homes daily. See full report here >> 2014 Water Quality Report