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Economic development training class graduates Newton participants

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently recognized Newton County graduates from the 2014 Region 5 Multi-Day Training Program. Newton County graduates, shown displaying their certificates, are, second from left, Dave Bernd, Serra Phillips, and James Johnson, shown here with Pat Merritt, left, from Georgia EMC, and Rope Roberts from Georgia Power Co. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 12 counties in Region 5 Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels. (Special Photo)

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently recognized Newton County graduates from the 2014 Region 5 Multi-Day Training Program. Newton County graduates, shown displaying their certificates, are, second from left, Dave Bernd, Serra Phillips, and James Johnson, shown here with Pat Merritt, left, from Georgia EMC, and Rope Roberts from Georgia Power Co. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 12 counties in Region 5 Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels. (Special Photo)

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently recognized Newton County graduates from the 2014 Region 5 Multi-Day Training Program. Newton County graduates, shown displaying their certificates, are, second from left, Dave Bernd, Serra Phillips, and James Johnson, shown here with Pat Merritt, left, from Georgia EMC, and Rope Roberts from Georgia Power Co. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 12 counties in Region 5 Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional, and state levels.