November Annual Awards Lunch
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Posted by: Kevin Shea
November Annual Awards lunch – We had a great turnout for the GEDA Annual Awards at the November luncheon. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to the Honorable Brian P. Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State, for joining us to present the GEDA Annual Awards.
Following is a list of the awards that were presented:
Small Community Award: Dublin-Laurens County & Valmiera Glass USA Corp.; Click here to see the news release.
Large Community Award: Houston County & Sandler Nonwoven Corporation; click here to see the news release.
Regional Award: Joint Development Authority of Butts County and Spalding County & Dollar General Corporation Distribution Center; Click here to see the news release.
Volunteer of the Year - Eric Strickland, CEO, ETS Enterprises, Cartersville, and Chairman, Cartersville-Bartow County Development Authority; click HERE to see the news release.
Governor Zell Miller Public Policy Award - Henry M. “Hank” Huckaby, Chancellor, University System of Georgia. Click here to see the news release.
The Rip Wiley Award - was presented to Joe Riley in September at his home and announced at the GEDA Annual Conference in Savannah. Click here to view the news release and click here to see past winners.
Committee Chair and Committee Member of the Year - John Scott, GEDA Chair, Business Retention and Expansion Committee, & Project Manager, Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority; and Ashley Morris, Member, GEDA Sponsorship Committee, & Project Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development
We also witnessed the passing the gavel from Greg Wright, current GEDA Chair, to Anna Chafin, 2017 GEDA Chair, and honored our GEDA Past Presidents and Chairs, many of whom were able to attend.
Thank you to our Annual Awards Luncheon Sponsor: Southeast Georgia Joint Development Authority