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Coweta County has a number of boards, authorities, and committees in place to provide recommendations or input on specific issues in Coweta County. These groups vary in size and purpose and are created by state law, local legislation, or County ordinance or resolution. County residents make up the membership of these boards, authorities, and committees.

The Board of Commissioners appoints one or more members to many of these groups. Membership terms vary depending on the particular board, authority, or committee. Commissioners usually make several appointments during the first business meeting of the year, but also make other appointments throughout the year to fill expired terms and/or vacancies as needed. Qualifications may be required in order to hold certain positions.

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Airport Authority
The Newnan-Coweta County Airport Authority was established by local legislation in 1965.  The Authority consists of five members appointed by the Board of Commissioners from each of their respective districts for terms of four years.  The Authority is tasked with overseeing the operations, projects, etc. at the Newnan-Coweta County Airport located at 115 Airport Road. The day-to-day operations at the Airport are managed by the Airport Manager and staff.
Board of Directors DFACS
The Family and Children Services Board was established in 1937 by Georgia law.  In 1963, the Coweta County Board of Commissioners appointed the first members of the Department of Family and Children Services Board.  Currently, this board consists of seven members serving for terms of five years with five members appointed by the Board of Commissioners from each of their respective districts and two appointed as members at-large.
Board of Elections and Registration
In 2017, the Coweta County Board of Elections and the Coweta County Board of Registrars were combined into the Coweta County Board of Elections and Registration by local legislation.  This board consists of five members appointed by the Board of Commissioners from each of their respective districts for terms of four years.  The Board of Elections and Registration has jurisdiction over the conduct of primaries and elections and the registration of electors in Coweta County.
Board of Health
The Board of Health was established in 1914 by Georgia law.  The Coweta County Board of Health consists of the following seven members: the CEO of the county’s governing authority or his/her designee; a licensed physician actively practicing in the county; a consumer or an advocate for consumers of health services; a consumer who represents the needy, underprivileged or elderly; the superintendent of schools or his/her designated employee of the school system; the CEO of the governing authority of the largest city in the county or another elected member of that authority; and a consumer or licensed nurse interested in promoting public health appointed by the governing authority of the largest city in the county.  Members serve for terms of six years with the exception of terms of the members vary based upon the appointing authority. 
Board of Tax Assessors
The Board of Assessors was established by Georgia law for each county.  The board oversees the operations of the Tax Assessors office, and reviews and approves values for the Tax Digest.  Coweta’s Board of Assessors consists of three members at-large appointed by the Board of Commissioners that serve for six year terms.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Coweta County Board of Zoning Appeals was established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners in 1969.  BOZA is tasked with considering appeals and various variances to the strict application of the Zoning and Development Ordinance.  BOZA renders a decision on a case-by-case basis and makes a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners who make a final decision.  The BOZA consists of five members appointed by the Board of Commissioners from each of their respective districts for terms of three years.
Business License and Tax Rate Review and Appeals
The Business License and Tax Rate Review and Appeals Board was established by the Board of Commissioners in 1989.  This board consists of five members appointed by the Board of Commissioners from each of their respective districts and the terms run concurrently with that of the appointing Commissioner.  The board is tasked with annual review of all business tax rates, fees and categories of business subject to such.  The board also conducts any appeal hearings associated with denial, suspension or revocation of business licenses.
Convention and Visitors’ Bureau
The Coweta County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau was established by the Board of Commissioners in 1993.  The CVB consists of six members appointed by the Board of Commissioners from each of their respective districts (along with a County staff member) and the terms run concurrently with that of the appointing Commissioner.  The CVB is tasked with promoting tourism throughout Coweta County, and the Visitors’ Center is located in the Historic 1904 Courthouse.
Development Authorities
The Development Authority was established by local legislation in 1966.  The Coweta County Development Authority consists of five members appointed by the Board of Commissioners from each of their respective districts and the Development Authority of Coweta County consists of an additional two members at-large (also appointed by the Board of Commissioners).  The term of the members of the Coweta County Development Authority is five years and the term of the members of the Development Authority of Coweta County is six years.  Their task is to encourage and promote the expansion and development of industrial, agricultural, recreational and trade facilities in Coweta County insofar as much as possible to provide employment opportunities within the county.
Hospital Authority
Hospital Authorities were established by Georgia law in 1941.  In 1956, the Board of Commissioners executed a resolution to establish a Hospital Authority in Coweta County.  The Hospital Authority consists of ten lifetime members.  The Authority is charged with the fiduciary responsibility of the corpus and associated incomes associated with the sale of Coweta General Hospital (1982).  The Hospital Authority is authorized by law to operate and maintain public health facilities for the benefit of the citizens. 
Library System Board of Trustees
The Coweta County Library System Board of Trustees was re-established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners in 2006.  The board consists of seven members  serving for terms of three years with five members appointed by the Board of Commissioners from each of their respective districts and two appointed as members at-large.  The Library Board is tasked with the equitable disbursement of State and County funds allocated to the libraries within the Coweta County Library System.
Water and Sewerage Authority
The Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority was established by local legislation in 1979.  The purpose of the W&SA is to manage and maintain the water and sewerage system of Coweta County and they are empowered to do all things necessary to accomplish this purpose.  The W&SA consists of five members appointed the Board of Commissioners from each of their respective districts for terms of four years.