A long-sitting member of the Jekyll Island Authority Board of Directors is bidding farewell after 12 years of service.

Jesup resident Sybil D. Lynn, who was appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue in March of 2005, served three consecutive four-year terms on the board. She remained dependable and punctual throughout.

“Throughout her 12 years of service to the Jekyll Island Authority Board, Sybil Lynn has missed only two meetings,” said Jones Hooks, executive director of the Jekyll Island Authority. “We are thankful for her service and insights. She will be truly missed.”

Lynn played a role in helping with the island’s revitalization, including construction of the Jekyll Island Convention Center, the new Beach Village, renovation of island hotels, as well as other efforts. She also served on the Historic Preservation and Conservation Committee, the Marketing Committee, Executive Review and Compensation Committee, Committee of the Whole and as chairwoman of Personnel Committee.

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed L.C. “Buster” Evans to fill Lynn’s place on the board in a four-year term.

Executive director of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia, Evans was previously the superintendent for the Bleckley County School System and Forsyth County Schools.

A graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Evans also earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Valdosta State University. He earned a doctoral degree in Educational Administration from the University of Georgia.

Deal also reappointed Joy Burch-Meeks for another four-year term on the authority board.

Chief financial officer of FMR Burch Farms, Burch-Meeks is also on the board of directors for Coastal Pines Technical College, the executive committee of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and the executive council of the Okefenokee Council of Boy Scouts. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University.