Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia has announced plans for a “parking holiday” to be awarded to faculty and staff for the month of May. The one-time, one-month holiday is made possible by using parking profits from the Jason Aldean concert to be held April 13 in Sanford Stadium.
“In these challenging economic times, I am pleased that we will be able to use proceeds from this concert to offset parking fees for UGA employees in May,” said President Michael F. Adams. “UGA’s faculty and staff work very hard to support and advance the important mission of the university, and I am deeply grateful to them.”
The idea of a parking holiday had been suggested previously by the UGA Staff Council in conversations with senior administrators. However, until the Athletic Association announced its plans to host a special concert in the off-season, the university did not have a means to cover the revenue loss.
“The Athletic Association’s organization of the Jason Aldean concert enables the university not only to provide the local community with a new musical experience but also to give back to our own faculty and staff in a very unique and positive way,” said Tim Burgess, senior vice president for finance and administration, to whom Parking Services reports. “We are pleased to be able to take this action.”
Under the plan, parking fees for the month of May will be waived for those on payroll deduction, and faculty and staff who have prepaid will receive a refund check to be issued in early May. Questions should be addressed to Parking Services at 706/542-7275.