Ward ap­pointed to GAED board

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Polk County com­mis­sioner Jason Ward has been ap­pointed to another statewide board, mak­ing it the sec­ond this sum­mer and one of many he al­ready serves on.

Ward was re­cently ap­pointed by the board of di­rec­tors of the Ge­or­gia Academy of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment (GAED) to serve as an ex-of­fi­cio mem­ber to the board.

Ward will be rep­re­sent­ing county eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and ed­u­ca­tional in­ter­ests across the state as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the As­so­ci­a­tion of County Com­mis­sion­ers of Ge­or­gia.

Ward’s ap­point­ment term is for one year and his first meet­ing with the board was held in At­lanta on Septem­ber 9, 2015.

As a 2011 grad­u­ate of the academy, Ward said, “My train­ing has def­i­nitely served me well in my work to de­velop lo­cal poli­cies geared to­ward job cre­ation and the other GAED board mem­bers.”

The Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, with a board of di­rec­tors rep­re­sent­ing over 20 statewide eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Ward is serv­ing his sec­ond term with the Polk County Com­mis­sion and is cur­rently the vice-chair­man of the com­mis­sion.

Ward is also ex-of­fi­cio mem­ber to the Polk County De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity and Cham­ber of Com­merce, and serves on Gov. Nathan Deal’s Part­ner­ship for Public Fa­cil­i­ties and In­fra­struc­ture Act Guide­lines Com­mit­tee.


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