Much of the work of GEDA is accomplished by the Committees. There are currently 15 standing committees within GEDA. There is also one ad-hoc committee, along with two task forces. Each year at the GEDA Planning Retreat, the incoming Chairs of these Committees meet with the GEDA elected leadership to form an Action Plan for the year.
Join a Committee Today!
This is the best and easiest way to get involved with GEDA! If there is an area of interest (or two) below, send us an email and let us know which Committee you'd like to be a part of. Many of GEDA's Officers and Directors will tell you that they first started serving GEDA through Committee work. What you will find is, when you give to an Association, you get more back in return.
Business Recruitment - Chair: Amanda Shailendra, Atlanta Development Authority
Business Retention & Expansion - Chair: Chris Pumphrey, Douglas County Development Authority
Development Authority Executives - Chair: Eric McDonald, Polk County Development Authority
Marketing & Communications - Chair: Kevin Johnson, Georgia Power Company & John Riddle, Wayne County Chamber & ED
Membership Services - Chair: Roger Harrison, Covington-Newton County Chamber
Professional Development - Chair: Joy Wilkins, UGA
Public Policy - Chair: Elmer Stancil, GDEcD
Special Service Awards - Chair: Morgan Law, Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce
Sponsorship - Chair: Brian Dill, Carroll Tomorrow
Young Professionals - Chair: Annie Baxter, GDEcD
Education & Workforce Development
Entrepreneur Development - Chair: Eric Van Otteren, City of Snellville
Infrastructure - Chair: Page Siplon, Center of Innovation for Logistics
Natural Resources & Environment - Chair: Bill Bryant, Georgia Power Company
Non-Traditional Economic Development - Chair: Alison Starnes, City of Dunwoody
Research - Jennifer Zeller, Georgia Power Company
Rural Development - Chair: Dorie Bacon, Screven County Development Authority