County leaders graduate from Georgia Academy for Economic Developme

by | May 31, 2018 4:39 pm

   The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Emanuel County graduates from the 2018 Region 9 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 17 counties in middle Georgia. The academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional, and state levels.

   Emanuel County graduates at the May 16, 2018, ceremony included: Huddie Culbreth, Tanisha Dorsey, L.G. (Guy) Singletary, Constance Hughes, Becky Rutherford, and Christopher Stanford

   Created in 1993, the academy assembles a cross section of economic development professionals and resources to provide this training in all 12 service delivery regions in Georgia.  The board of directors of the academy represent public and private economic development organizations and agencies from across Georgia.  Since its organization, the Academy has provided training for thousands of professional and non-professional economic developers around the state, and since 1998, the academy has been offered annually in all 12 regions of the state. Georgia EMC and Georgia Power provide facilitators for the program, and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs provides staff support to this important program.

   Georgia EMC’s vice president, Pat B. Merritt said, “Our community…

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