ADICA members complete UGA training

ADICA members at a June 2013 meeting. / File

The University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government has announced that four members of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Development Authority have completed Development Authority training program.

Those four include Kilena Underwood, Tommy Gregors, Dr. Charles Ochie, and B.J. Fletcher.

Participants in the daylong training courses learn about their responsibilities as members of development authority boards and the role that development authorities serve in the local economic development process. Topics include legal issues, ethics, conflicts of interest, and open records and open meetings requirements.

In addition, participants learn the basics of development authority operations, financing and incentives, deal-closing funds, and bonds.

"Development authorities are a key tool in every county's economic development process, and this training offers additional resources for board members as they implement development plans," said course instructor Rob Gordon, who coordinates the Institute of Government's economic development efforts.

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