GEDA 2019 August Luncheon

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Monday, August 19th, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center
801 Front Avenue The Foundry Room
Columbus, GA 31901-2714
United States
* Registration open until 8/14/19 at 12:00 AM EDT

Event Details

Program

Transformation of a Downtown through Public-Private Partnerships

Program Description:  Join GEDA on August 19 in Columbus to learn how public-private partnerships have transformed a once depressed downtown into a vibrant Uptown. Brian Sillitto will moderate a discussion with the local people involved in the transformation with a focus on ideas that could pave the way for change in your community. Following the lunch meeting, some optional amazing activities include a trip down the rapids, the interstate zipline and a walking/beer tour.

Moderator: Brian Sillitto, Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Panel: TBD

Parking

Parking deck on site along with street parking.  Parking is free.

August 2019 Event Pricing

  Early Registration Regular Registration Late Registration
Dates Until 7/31/2019 8/1/2019-8/10/2019 8/11/2019-8/19/2019
Member Pricing $40.00 $45.00 $50.00
Non-member Pricing $55.00 $60.00 $65.00

You can also purchase table that includes 10 tickets for $400.00. You can choose this option when you are registering online.

Optional Activities

You can register for these as part of your registration.

Adventure #1: Whitewater Adventure

USA Today calls the whitewater trail in Columbus, GA one of the “TOP 12 MAN MADE ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD.”  We've partnered with Whitewater Express to offer GEDA attendees the signature Columbus, GA experience, rafting the world-class whitewater trail in the Chattahoochee River along Columbus’s beautiful waterfront. Participants will meet at Whitewater Express for orientation and gear.

  • Cost: Regular Cost $47   Special Discounted Price $20
  • Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Meet: Whitewater Express 1000 Bay Avenue Columbus, GA 31901. (There is parking in front of and next to Whitewater Express. Whitewater Express is 2 blocks from the Convention & Trade Center)
  • Physical Demands: Moderate (some exertion or difficulty for periods of the activity)
  • Required Gear and Equipment: Clothes you can get wet. Closed toe footwear. Lockers are available for an additional small fee.
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 30

Please sign this waiver if you plan to register for this event: White-Water

 

Adventure #2: Zip-Line Adventure Take flight on the Blue Heron Adventure in Columbus, Georgia! Crossing the Chattahoochee River TWICE, zippers will experience the only dual-zip lines that connect two states while reaching speeds up to 40mph! The fun doesn’t end there! The Blue Heron Aerial Course, a treetop obstacle experience will meet you in Phenix City, Alabama with a total of 10 obstacles. The excitement continues as you enter our TREETOP ZIP COURSE and finish by zipping back to our outpost where the adventure began!

  • Cost: Regular Cost is $52  Special Discounted Price $20
  • Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Meet: Whitewater Express 1000 Bay Avenue Columbus, GA 31901. (There is parking in front of and next to Whitewater Express. Whitewater Express is 2 blocks from the Convention & Trade Center)
  • Physical Demands: Moderate (some exertion or difficulty for periods of the activity)
  • Required Gear and Equipment: Comfortable Clothing. Closed toe footwear. Lockers are available for an additional small fee.
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 30

Please sign this waiver if you plan to register for this event: Blue Heron

 

Optional Adventure #3: Uptown Columbus Adventure

You'll meet the staff of Uptown Columbus. Uptown Columbus, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that facilitates and coordinates economic revitalization initiatives throughout the Central Business District, Riverfront and throughout Uptown. Over the past 25 years Uptown has undergone a remarkable transformation. The Tour will end at the Cannon Brewpub with a crafted cold beverage. Attendees will have a choice of a local handcrafted beer, root beer, or ginger ale.

  • Cost: $10
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Meet: Uptown Columbus. 25 W 10th Street # 4 Columbus, GA 31901. (For parking-please see parking garage map P2 is the closest garage. Uptown Columbus office is 2 blocks from the Convention & Trade Center)
  • Physical Demands: Low
  • Required Gear and Equipment: None, this is a golf cart tour
  •  Maximum Number of Participants: 20

 

Alex Jones
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Alex Jones Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Amy A. Carter
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Amy A. Carter Deputy Commissioner for Rural Development Georgia Department of Economic Development
Andrea Taylor
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Andrea Taylor CEO Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber & JDA
Angie Gheesling
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Angie Gheesling Executive Director Houston County Development Authority
Ann Sechrist
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Ann Sechrist Director - Economic Development Gwinnett Technical College
Anna Chafin
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Anna Chafin Chief Executive Officer Development Authority of Bryan County
Anna Hurt
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Anna Hurt Regional Project Manager - EIRR Georgia Department of Economic Development
Ashley Hardin
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Ashley Hardin Economic Development Director City of Perry
Barbara Grogan
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Barbara Grogan Executive Director Moultrie-Colquitt County Development Authority
Benjy Thompson
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Benjy Thompson CEO Development Authority of Bulloch County
Bradley Harris
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Bradley Harris Manager, Economic Development Georgia EMC
Cal Wray
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Cal Wray President Augusta Economic Development Authority
Carmen Denise Cole
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Carmen Denise Cole Director of Administration & Finance Liberty County Development Authority
Chris Chammoun
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Chris Chammoun Division Director Georgia Department of Economic Development
Chris G. Pumphrey
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Chris G. Pumphrey Executive Director Douglas County Econmic Development Authority
Christie Gribble
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Christie Gribble Executive Director Fannin County Development Authority
Christopher Nunn
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Christopher Nunn Commissioner Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Corinne Thornton
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Corinne Thornton Director, Office of Regional Services Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Danielle M. Kitchen
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Danielle M. Kitchen Director Catamount Constructors, Inc.
Darrell Moore
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Darrell Moore Executive Director Valdosta State University
David Denison
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David Denison Project Manager Georgia EMC
David Nuckolls
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David Nuckolls Global Account Manager, Marketing and Operations Georgia Department of Economic Development
Dell Keith
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Dell Keith Executive Director Wayne County Industrial Development Authority
Denise McKay
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Denise McKay Economic Develoment Director City of Hiawassee, City of Young Harris, Towns Co.
Donna Armstrong-Lackey
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Donna Armstrong-Lackey Director of Community Engagement University of West Georgia
Dorie Bacon
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Dorie Bacon Executive Director Screven County Development Authority
Dorie Bacon
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Dorie Bacon Executive Director Sylvania Downtown Development Authority
Eric Smith
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Eric Smith Georgia Power Company
F.J. Fenn
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F.J. Fenn Director of Business Development ECS Southeast, LLP
Ginny Blakeney
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Ginny Blakeney Executive Director Development Authority of Pike County
Grant C. Buckley
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Grant C. Buckley Executive Director Cordele-Crisp County IDC
Greg Wright
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Greg Wright Sr. Director, Community & Economic Development Coweta-Fayette EMC
Hank Evans
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Hank Evans Project Analyst Georgia Department of Economic Development
Heather Seckman
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Heather Seckman Director, Economic Development Rome Floyd Chamber
Jane Fryer
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Jane Fryer President Meriwether County Development Authority
Jason Cooper
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Jason Cooper Branch Manager Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Jennifer Nelson
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Jennifer Nelson Public Service Assistant The University of Georgia - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Jessica Hood
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Jessica Hood Director of Economic Development and Existing Ind. Effingham County Industrial Development Authority
Jim Lovett
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Jim Lovett Regional Project Manager Georgia Power Company
Jonathan Jackson
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Jonathan Jackson Executive Director Development Authority of Wilkinson County
Justin Farquhar
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Justin Farquhar Project Manager Development Authority of Bryan County
Kate Hogan
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Kate Hogan Director of Economic Development City of Centerville
Kathy Oxford
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Kathy Oxford Executive Director Barnesville-Lamar Industrial Development Authority
Kelly  McLendon
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Kelly McLendon Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kelly Lane
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Kelly Lane Regional Representative Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Kevin Lewis Herrit
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Kevin Lewis Herrit Community Development Director City of Dahlonega
Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea President Georgia Economic Developers Association
Kim D. Melhouse
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Kim D. Melhouse Business Development Manager Tiernan & Patrylo, Inc.
Kristy Rachal
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Kristy Rachal Community Development Manager Georgia Power Company
Kyle Fletcher
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Kyle Fletcher Executive Director Thomaston-Upson IDA
Laura Meadows
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Laura Meadows Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government The University of Georgia
Linda Mosely
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Linda Mosely CEO 365 Degree Total Marketing
Lynn Ashcraft
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Lynn Ashcraft Regional Manager Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Megan Baker
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Megan Baker Project Manager Fayette County Development Authority
Meghan Duke
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Meghan Duke Economic Development Director West Point Development Authority
Melinda S. Lemmon
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Melinda S. Lemmon Executive Director Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development
Michelle Shaw
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Michelle Shaw Asst Dir. Existing Industry & Regional Recruitment Georgia Department of Economic Development
Misti Martin
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Misti Martin President Cherokee Office of Economic Development
Nellie Shipley Sullivan
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Nellie Shipley Sullivan Attorney Womble Bond Dickinson
Page Estes
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Page Estes President LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce
Pat Merritt
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Pat Merritt Vice President, Community & Economic Development Georgia EMC
Patrick Topping
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Patrick Topping Consultant Metro Power Incorporated
Ralph L. Forbes
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Ralph L. Forbes Vice President/Regional Director Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company
Randall Toussaint
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Randall Toussaint Global Commerce Georgia Department of Economic Development
Ricky S. McGee
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Ricky S. McGee Manager, Technical Services Georgia EMC Economic Development
Ronald E. Tolley
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Ronald E. Tolley CEO Liberty County Development Authority
Saralyn Stafford
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Saralyn Stafford Rural Development Manager, CVIOG The University of Georgia
Scott McMurray
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Scott McMurray Division Director Georgia Department of Economic Development
Sean McMillan
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Sean McMillan Director, Office of Economic Development The University of Georgia
Shaun Dodson
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Shaun Dodson Senior Site Design Specialist Georgia EMC
Shelley Zorn
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Shelley Zorn Economic Developer Thomasville Payroll Development Authority
Stephen McMillan
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Stephen McMillan Senior Project Manager Reeves Young
Sunny Cavan Anderson
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Sunny Cavan Anderson Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
Taylor Walden
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Taylor Walden Project Manager, Rural Initiatives Georgia Department of Economic Development
Terry Schwindler
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Terry Schwindler Economic Development Director Putnam Development Authority
Thomas Driver
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Thomas Driver President Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Thomas Kent Johnson
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Thomas Kent Johnson Vice President of Business Development Griffco Design Build Inc.
Tiffany Holmes
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Tiffany Holmes Director Brooks County Development Authority
Tina Herring
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Tina Herring Regional Project Manager Georgia Department of Economic Development
William Pennington Jr
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William Pennington Jr Evergreen Engineering
Yvonne Williams
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Yvonne Williams Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
12 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Kelly  McLendon
Kelly McLendon
CAE Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110

Thank you to our sponsors:

Waiver and Release of Liability – Please Read Carefully

I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in an optional, outdoor recreational activity that has inherent risks, dangers and hazards, and my participation in such activities and/or use of equipment is voluntary.

I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, and hold harmless the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) officers, board of directors, committee chairs, members, and employees from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, or wrongful death.

I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WAIVER AND RELEASE, AND BY SIGNING IT AGREE IT IS MY INTENTION TO EXEMPT THE GEORGIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION (GEDA) OFFICERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, COMMITTEE CHAIRS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH.

Please check the box as part of your registration.

CANCELLATION, REFUND and NO-SHOW POLICY

·A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation, or attend the luncheon, is considered a "No Show.”No-Shows are not eligible for refunds or credits, and are still liable for outstanding balances.Those who are ill and have a doctor’s excuse or a death in the family will be excused.

·Substitutions will be accepted at any time.

·There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations after the close of business (5 p.m.) on seven days prior the event.

·All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or hard copy) and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.

·Refund requests must include the name of the attendee.

·When possible, refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

·For those who have registered and choose the bill me or pay by check option you are still subject to the refund policy