The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces graduates from the 2015 Region 9 Multi-Day Training Program. Milton Johnson, District 1 Eastman city councilman was one of the graduates. 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 13 counties in the Heart of Georgia/Altamaha region. 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.
Created in 1993, the Academy assembles a cross section of economic development professionals and resources to provide this training in all twelve-service delivery regions in Georgia. The Board of Directors of the Academy represents 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.
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Pictured (l-r) Jim Lovett, Georgia Power (facilitator); Henry Whitfield, Middle Georgia State College, director in Cochran and Eastman campuses; Milton Johnson, District 1 city councilman, City of Eastman and Georgia Department of Human Services; and Jenny Robbins of Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (facilitator)
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