Top NewsTRHS vice president graduates from Georgia Academy for Economic Development
Several Tift County residents are among this year's graduates of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's Region 11 multi-day training program, including James Nixon, Tift Regional Health System’s Vice President of Support Services (third person from the right). Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields from 18 counties. The Academy provided an opportunity to acquire an understanding of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels. Georgia EMC and Georgia Power provide facilitators for the program, and the Ga. Department of Community Affairs provides staff support. "One of the goals for the multi-day regional academies is to encourage multi-county cooperation," says Corinne Thornton, director of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. "Many times, the participants discover the issues facing their community are the same as those facing other communities in their region and can then combine limited resources to address the issue." Congratulations to James!