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House Rural Development Council

Council Members: Ex-Officio Members:
Rep. Terry England, Co-Chairman Rep. Brooks Coleman
Rep. Jay Powell, Co-Chairman Rep. Sharon Cooper
Rep. Sam Watson, Vice-Chair Rep. Robert Dickey
Rep. Patty Bentley Rep. Chad Nimmer Rep. Penny Houston
Rep. John Corbett Rep. Clay Pirkle Rep. Rick Jasperse
Rep. Matt Hatchett Rep. Terry Rogers Rep. Butch Parrish
Rep. Mack Jackson Rep. Ed Rynders Rep. Don Parsons
Rep. Dominic LaRiccia Rep. Darlene Taylor Rep. Jason Shaw
Rep. Eddie Lumsden Rep. Bill Werkheiser Rep. Ron Stephens
Rep. Tom McCall Rep. Kevin Tanner

Speaker's Office Contact: 
Tim Bearden, Deputy Chief of Staff

2018 UPCOMING MEETINGS

Elbert County Campus, Athens Technical College
1317 Athens Hwy., Elberton, GA 30635

Date & Time Topics: Economic Development & Incentives for Regionalism
Tuesday, August 14 Agenda TBA 
 @ 12:30-5:00pm  
  
Wednesday, August 15
 @ 8:00-11:30am

Blue Ridge, GA Topic: Equitable Use & Compensation of Right of Way Usage for Emerging Communications Technologies
Tuesday, May 15 Agenda 
Video Pt. 1  UGA_Clarkesville.pdf 
Georgia_Chamber_Presentation.pdf 
Video Pt. 2 Georgia_Power.pdf
   Electric_Cities_of_Georgia.pdf
  
Wednesday, May 16 ACCG_CountyConcernsSuggestions.pdf
Video Pt. 1 AT-T_Presentation.pdf
Cable_Association.pdf
Video Pt. 2 Nationwide_Small_Cell_Legislation_2.0.pdf

Future Meeting Dates City  Location  Meeting Topic
September 18, 19, 20 Statesboro Georgia Southern University TBA
October 22, 23 Brunswick Coastal College of Georgia TBA
December 4, 5, 6 Dahlonega University of North Georgia TBA

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2017 ARCHIVED MEETINGS

FINAL Recommendations for 2017 
- Appendix A
- Appendix B   *2017 meeting highlights

Milledgeville     Topic: Approval of First Report
Wednesday, December 13    
PLAY Video  Agenda

Warm Springs     Topic: Employment Enhancement

Wednesday, November 29   Presentations 
Play Part 1 Agenda Candor_Culture_Alpha9.pdf
Candor_Next-Stage.pdf
Play Part 2 Georgia_Tech.pdf
KellyProducts_LocalBeefProductionFacilities.pdf
Onshore_Outsourcing_Caresource.pdf
Premium_Peanut.pdf
UGA_PublicService_Outreach.pdf
Archway_Partnership.pdf
  
Tuesday, November 28   Presentations 
PLAY Video Agenda Dept_of_Early_Care_and_Learning.pdf
  Dept_of_Community_Affairs.pdf
Dept_of_EconomicDevelopment.pdf
Dept_of_Family_ChildrenServices.pdf
DHS_AgingServices.pdf
Care_Source.pdf
DOL_Drug_Testing.pdf
Grady_Hospital_Waiver_Proposal.pdf
Medicaid_Overview.pdf


Albany      Topic: Regional Economic Development & K-12 Education

Thursday, November 9   Presentations 
Play Video Pt 1 Agenda ABA_for_ASD_atSchool_Presentation.pdf
Play Video Pt 2   CandlerCounty_CharterSchoolDistrict.pdf
Fanning_Institute.pdf
GA_Dept_EarlyCare_Learning_Presentation.pdf
Georgia_Work_Based_Learning.pdf
TheVoyage_Program.pdf
 - Christian Taylor Story (video)
 - Adventures in Character (video)
 - Inspire Character.Impact Culture (video)
Wednesday, November 8   Presentations 
Play Video Agenda  ChooseATL.pdf
GA_Dept_EconomicDevelopment_WorkforceDivision.pdf
JointDevelopmentAuthority.pdf
Locate_SouthGeorgia.pdf
Point_Broadband.pdf
Southeast_Georgia_Alliance.pdf
Valley_Partnership.pdf

Waycross       Topic: Transportation/Infrastructure & Forestry

Wednesday, October 25   Presentations 
PLAY Video Agenda  BETHEA_RDC_WAYCROSS.pdf
DR.CONRAD_RDC_WAYCROSS.pdf
DR.GENTRY_RDC_WAYCROSS_V2.pdf
IZLAR_PART_1_RDC_WAYCROSS.pdf
IZLAR_PART_2_RDC_WAYCROSS.pdf
LAUDERDALE_RDC_WAYCROSS.pdf
LOWRIMORE_RDC_WAYCROSS.pdf
PARRISH_RDC_WAYCROSS_V2.pdf
VILLEGAS_RDC_WAYCROSS.pdf
Tuesday, October 24   Presentations 
PLAY Video Agenda  Georgia Ports Authority
Georgia_Transporation_Alliance.pdf
GA_Dept_of_Transportation.pdf
Dept_Community_Health.pdf
GA_Dept_HumanServices_OFSS.pdf
Rural_Human_Service_Transportation_Coordination.pdf
GA_Railroad_Association.pdf
Georgia_Short_Line_Railroads.pdf
RailRoad_Tax_Credits_MickelsonCompany.pdf
Waycross_Ware_Co_DevelopmentAuthority.pptx.pdf

Metter      Topic: Healthcare

Thursday, September 7   Presentations 
PLAY Part 1 Agenda Dept_Public_Health_presentation.pdf
Candler_County_Hospital_presentation.pdf
PLAY Part 2 Georgia_Southern_Univ_presentation.pdf
Bacon_County_Hospital_presentation.pdf
GeorgiaHealthcareAssociation_presentation.pdf
Georgia_Alliance_presentation.pdf
Rural_Hosptial_Pharmacies_presentation.pdf
Georgia_Nurses_Assoc_presentation.pdf
Wednesday, September 6   Presentations 
PLAY Video Agenda Augusta_University_presentation.pdf
Georgia_Hospital_Assoc_presentation.pdf
EMS_Collaboration_presentation.pdf
EMS_MobileIntegratedHealth_presentation.pdf
Candler_County_Welcome.pdf
Mercer_Univ_presentation.pdf
Stratus_Healtchare_presentation.pdf
AHEC_presentation.pdf

Dalton      Topic: Infrastructure & Labor

Wednesday, August 16   Presentations 
PLAY Video Agenda  Georgia_CTAE_Education_Presentation.pptx
Georgia_Northwestern_Technical_College_Presentation.pdf
Pacesetter_Presentation.pptx
Quickstart_Presentation.pdf
TCSG_Presentation.pptx
Pilgrim_Presentation.pptm

Ellijay      Topic: Infrastructure & Labor
Tuesday, August 15   Presentations
PLAY Video Agenda  Georgia_Rural_Water_Association_Presentation.pptx
Dept_CommunityAffairs_081517.pptx 
GA_Environmental_Finance_Authority_081517.pptx
   DublinDDA_Presentation.pdf
Piedmont_Mountainside_Hospital_Presentation.pptx

Bainbridge       Topic: Healthcare & Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, July 20   Presentations 
PLAY Video Agenda Board_For_Physician_Workforce_Presentation.pptx
CommunityHealthCenters_Presentation.pptx
GDCH_Presentation.pptx
Memorial_Hospital_Presentation.pptx
HomeTown_Health_Presentation.pptx

Thomasville       Topic: Healthcare & Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, July 19   Presentations 
PLAY Video  Agenda  GAPHC_Presentation.pptx 
GDBHDD_Presentation.pptx
MillerCountyHospital_Presentation.pptx

Toccoa       Topic: Business Start Up & Financing/Economic Development

Friday, June 16   Presentations
PLAY Video Agenda ASI_Presentation.pptx
OsborneWoodProducts_Presentation.pdf
Tim_Martin_Presentation.pptx
SmallBusinessDevelopmentCenter_Overview.pptx
GaChamberOfCommerce_Presentation.pdf
Dept_of_Agriculture_Presentation.pptx
GeorgiaDevelopmentAuthority_Presentation.ppt
Thursday, June 15   Presentations
PLAY Video Agenda GaEconomicDevelopment_Presentation.pptx
GA_DeptofCommunityAffairs_Presentation.pptx
GeorgiaBankersAssociation_Presentation.pptx
Rural_Small_Business_Incentives_Presentation.pptx
GeorgiaPower_Presentation.pdf

Tifton      Topic: Impact of Rural Georgia on ALL of Georgia & Broadband Challenges
Tuesday, May 23   Presentations 
Play Video  Agenda  ABAC Presentation.pptx
UGA_Extension_SharonKane.pptx
CVIOG Matt Hauer_Rural_Georgia PPT_MH2.pptx
Locate South Georgia.ppt
Charlie Hayslett Presentation.pptx
Monday, May 22   Presentations 
Play Video  Agenda  ATT_Presentation.pptx 
CVIOG Eric McRae_Broadband Survey.ppt
State Broadband Initiatives.pptx
WIN Overview Rural Development Committee.pptx