Local Training

Local elected officials, administrators, and staff, as well as boards and authorities, can benefit from quality, customized training and development opportunities offered by the Institute at convenient locations around the state and on the University of Georgia campus.

Development Authority Training

Contact: Jennifer Nelson, jrnelson@uga.edu; 706.201.6095 or Kitty Shollenberger, kittys@uga.edu; 706.542.9523

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.

Course Descriptions


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.

Registration Fee: $245 per person
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September 16, 2016
Central Georgia Tech, Macon

November 18, 2016
Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia

All sessions meet the statutorily mandated training requirement for development authority board members.

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