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Annual Conference 2016 Wrap-up Information
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We grew, we innovated and we succeeded. Not quite Veni, Vidi, Vici, but it is our version of it. Thank you, Missy Kendrick, GEDA’s 2016 Annual Conference(AC) Chair, and President of the Development Authority of Polk County (as of September 19th), and your committee members for putting on a fantastic program. Thank you to all of our sponsors of the GEDA 2016 Annual Conference, including Savannah Economic Development Authority, Presenting and Wednesday Reception Sponsor, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Platinum and Friday Breakfast Sponsor. See all of our sponsors HERE.

The Georgia Economic Developers Association 2016 Annual Conference in Savannah, the Hostess City of the South was a learning event, a networking extravaganza and a lot of fun!

Thank you to those of you who joined us at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Click HERE to complete the survey, if you have not done so already. Also, you can see photos of all of your friends and colleagues by clicking HERE.

2016 Annual Conference Golf Tournament

Golfers had a wonderful day and a great course, the Club at Savannah Harbor, to play during the Annual Conference. Thanks again to the Golf sponsors of Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission; Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department; and Toombs County Development Authority; as well as the beverage-cart sponsors of Appling County Development Authority; and Tift County Development Authority! Special thanks to Brandt Herndon of SEDA and Ricky McGee of Georgia EMC for their coordination of the golf outing! Read More...

2016 Annual Conference Sporting Clays


The shooters also enjoyed a great day at the beautiful Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway, Georgia. Twenty-five people came out to shoot. Thanks to our sponsors: FCL Builders; Pattillo Construction Company; and Development Authority of Washington County! We are grateful to David Brazell of Pattillo Construction Corp.; Charles Lee of Washington County; and Bill Boone of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; for their efforts in coordinating this event.

Winners were:

Women's Division: Jade Morey of the Houston County Development Authority
Men’s Division: First Place, David Brazell of Pattillo Construction Corp. and Second Place, Jim Lovett of Georgia Power

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