Development Authority Training-Basic

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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

  • open records and open meetings requirements

  • the basics of financing development authority operations

  • incentives

  • bonds

  • strategic planning in community development

  • project development and management

  • emerging issues that affect development authorities


Registration Fee: $245 per person


2017 Development Authority Training – Basic Dates

  • February 16, 2017
    Georgia Center, Athens

  • March 23, 2017

    South Georgia Technical College, Americus

  • May 11, 2017

    Central Georgia Technical College, Macon

  • September 14, 2017

    Oconee Fall Line Technical College: Sandersville

  • November 3, 2017

    UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton


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


No courses are currently available.