Public Input Sessions

The Jekyll Island Authority engages in several public input sessions throughout the year to gain citizen involvement on new and on-going projects. Sessions include periodic town hall meetings and “coffee and conversations” with key staff. The JIA Executive Director has an open door policy for issues between sessions. Additionally, all Jekyll Island Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings are open to the public.

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New Wanderer Memorial

The slave ship Wanderer landed on Jekyll Island in 1858, bearing one of the last known shipments of enslaved men, women, and children to be sold into captivity in the United States. A design has been proposed for the creation of a Memory Trail, to share the experience of the Wanderer Survivors with the public. The trail will present a storybook account of this powerful historically-based story, communicating the Wanderer Survivors’ ordeal as well as their cultural legacy.

The Memory Trail is intended as a self-guided family experience with a series of interactive stations to involve both children and caregivers. Turnouts along the trail offer illustrated signage, recreated child-sized structures and settings, and hands-on learning activities. Gathering spaces will also be incorporated into the trail to offer opportunities for programs, performances, and demonstrations.

The trail will be located at St. Andrews Picnic Area. It will incorporate interpretive elements of the existing Wanderer Memorial, but the deteriorated metal sail sculptures will be removed as part of this project.

We greatly value your comments and suggestions. Thank you for your time and input on this project.

Review the proposed design: Memory Trail (download PDF)
Participate in a brief survey about the Memory Trail: Complete Survey


Ordinance Revisions

At its meeting on June 19, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Jekyll Island – State Park Authority (“JIA”) heard the first reading of the following amendments and revisions to the Jekyll Island – State Authority Code. The JIA encourages the public to review each proposed ordinance and submit any comments or suggestions through the survey link below each ordinance. The JIA will review all comments and suggestions and present the final reading of each ordinance to the JIA Board of Directors at its July 17, 2017 meeting.

Review proposed ordinances – first reading: