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Fulton leaders graduate Ga. Academy for Economic Development


January 04, 2014
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announced Fulton County graduates from its 2013 Region 3 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 10 counties in metro Atlanta.

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.

Fulton County graduates at the 20th ceremony included: Doris M. Coleman, Development Authority of Fulton County; John W. Culverhouse; Office of State Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer; Monica B. Hagewood, Roswell Downtown Development Authority; William MacArthur, Leadership Sandy Springs; Charles H. McMillan, Roswell Downtown Development Authority; William F. O'Connor, city of Milton, and Bethany L. Usry, Progress Partners of North Fulton Atlanta.

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.

"One of the goals for the multi-day regional academies is to encourage multi-county cooperation," said Corinne Thornton, director of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. "Many times, the participants discover the issues facing their community are the same as those facing other communities in their region, and can then combine limited resources to address the issue."

The next Region 3 Georgia Academy for Economic Development begins in August.

For more information, call Leamon Scott at 706-621-2585 or email leamon.scott@dca.ga.gov.

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