Georgia Academy for Economic Development

  • Basic Info

The Georgia Academy for Economic Development was started in 1993 by a consortium of public and private organizations involved in economic development. The program is designed to enhance community leaders’ skills and knowledge so that more communities in Georgia may remain or become successful. Over 6500 Georgians have graduated from this program, which is supported by over twenty statewide organizations, with facilitators, coordinators and program management provided by Georgia EMC, Georgia Power, and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This four-day course is offered each year in each region.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE CURRICULUM

  • Modules to enhance leadership skills
  • Modules to enhance community development knowledge
  • Modules to enhance economic development knowledge

REGIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

Four Sessions – One day each in four months.

All classes are held within the region, from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuition is $265, which covers course materials, meals and refreshments for 4 days.

Fall : Classes in Regions 2, 3, 4, 7,10, and 12

Spring : Classes in Regions 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11

For specific dates or more information, please contact the regional staff listed below for the region you are interested in attending, or contact Corinne.Thornton@dca.ga.gov.

 

For more information about the Spring 2019 classes, please contact the staff person listed below.

 

Region 1

Session Dates: February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7

Staff Contact: patrick.vickers@dca.ga.gov

 

Region 5

Session Dates: February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2

Staff Contact: beth.eavenson@dca.ga.gov

 

Region 6

Session Dates: February 12, March 12, April 9, April 30

Staff Contact: tonya.mole@dca.ga.gov

 

Region 8

Session Dates: February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23

Staff Contact: casey.beane@dca.ga.gov

Registration Link: https://www.jotform.com/DCA/spring2019r8

 

Region 9

Session Dates: February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8

Staff Contact: lynn.ashcraft@dca.ga.gov

 

Region 11

Session Dates: February 26, March 26, April 23, May 22

Staff Contact: kelly.lane@dca.ga.gov

Registration Link: https://www.jotform.com/DCA/spring2019r11

 

For more information about the Fall 2019 classes, please contact the staff person listed below.

 

Region 2

Session Dates: August 1, August 28, October 8, October 29

Staff Contact: kathy.papa@dca.ga.gov

 

Region 3

Session Dates: August 7, September 4, October 1, November 14

Staff Contact: john.vanbrunt@dca.ga.gov

 

Region 4

Session Dates: August 8, September 5, October 2, November 12

Staff Contact: corinne.thornton@dca.ga.gov

 

Region 7

Session Dates: August 20, September 12, October 22, November 19

Staff Contact: tina.hutcheson@dca.ga.gov

 

Region 10

Session Dates: August 22, September 26, October 31, November 21

Staff Contact: gina.webb@dca.ga.gov

 

Region 12

Session Dates: August 21, September 11, October 23, November 20

Staff Contact: jennifer.fordham@dca.ga.gov