Local leaders participate in “The Essentials” community development program

Recently, two Dawson County leaders joined several other North Georgia community leaders in The Essentials program at the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.

According to a press release from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, “The Essentials” program was open to community and economic development professionals, elected officials, government officials, business leaders, educators, and engaged citizens across the globe. Georgia.

“The Essentials provided attendees with an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development at the local, regional and state levels,” the statement said.

Among the most recent course participants were Dawsonville City Council member Will Illg and Gary Coates of the Development Authority of Dawson County. The two were joined by 30 other attendees representing counties across North Georgia.

The Georgia Academy for Economic Development was established in 1993 and helps build a vibrant economy by bringing together a cross-section of experts, a research-based curriculum and resources, according to the release. The academy’s board of trustees represents public and private economic development organizations and agencies from across Georgia.

Norma P. Rex