Development Authority Training
Helping Georgia prosper!
Georgia's communities are the backbone of our state. Having financial resources in place to market communities and incentives to close deals is an integral part of effective economic development efforts. A key element of success is ensuring that Georgia development authorities have sufficient training opportunities.
Complete course descriptions and the 2016 Development Authority Training calendar are listed below.
Development Authority Training – Basic
Participants discuss their responsibilities as members of development authority boards and the role that development authorities serve within the local economic development process. Topics include legal issues, ethics, conflicts of interest, and open records and open meetings requirements. In addition, participants will learn the basics of financing development authority operations, incentives, and bonds. The class will also address strategic planning in community development, project development and management, and emerging issues that affect development authorities.
February 11, 2016
Central Georgia Technical College, Macon
April 21, 2016
The Burson Center, Carrollton
May 12, 2016
UGA Gwinnett Campus, Lawrenceville
September 16, 2016
Southern Regional Technical College, Moultrie
November 18, 2016
Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia
All sessions meet the statutorily mandated training requirement for development authority board members.