Ward appointed to GAED board
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.