Monday, October 18, 2021

Stone Mountain Memorial Association to meet on Oct. 25

The Stone Mountain Memorial Association, the state-chartered authority that oversees Stone Mountain Park, on Monday announced its next meeting will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 25 at the Evergreen Conference Center inside the park.

The agenda for the meeting indicates it will include a year-to-date financial report and an executive session not open to the public.

The last meeting of the SMMA was on September 20. The SMMA board is seeking a business to operate the park's attractions and replace a Herschend Family Entertainment subsidiary that is leaving the park next summer after more two decades.

A portion of the Oct. 25 meeting will include public comments, but the agenda says speakers must be "scheduled" prior to the meeting. Only five members of the public will be allowed to speak and they will be limited to three minutes each. 

In August, the association voted to adopt a new logo that removed a depiction of the mountain's carving of Confederate leaders. The carving on the mountain, the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world, remains. It portrays Confederate figures Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis.