ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Community leaders are making plans for the new the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy.
Wednesday, the new board met for the first time at Albany Technical College.
It's made up of 11 business, education, and non-profit leaders.
They discussed bylaws, branding, marketing and development.
They'll begin reviewing applications for the CEO position soon.
"So it's great to have the opportunity to be a part of the planning process from the beginning," said Yolanda Turner, Calhoun County Superintendent.
"The whole basis for this academy is to link the business community and the educational community," said Kenneth Dyer, Associate Superintendent for the Dougherty County School System. "What this academy will plan on doing is finding out the workforce needs."
The board hopes to have a CEO before July 1st.
They also plan to select a proposal for renovations at Southside Middle School for the academy by May 9th.