Serving the Communities of the Georgia Mountains since 1962

P.O. Box 1720 Gainesville, GA 30503  ·  1310 West Ridge Road  Gainesville, GA 30501 ·  (770) 538-2626
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GMRC Council’s

Elected Officers



Sam Norton, Chairman

(City of Dahlonega)


Dean Scarborough

Vice Chairman

(Stephens County)


George Wangemann


(City of Gainesville)



GMRC Council Meeting Highlights


The July Council Meeting was sponsored by Union County

and the City of Blairsville.  The meeting was held at the

Byron Herbert Reece Farm


borders,decorations,decorative banners,dividers,frames,leaves,nature,plants,vines

Mr. Mike Beatty, President and CEO of

Great Promise Partnership

Our speaker for the evening

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) announced that three Georgia Mountains Regional Commission projects will receive the 2014 Innovation Award at the upcoming National NADO Conference.  Those projects are as follows:

City of Dahlonega—Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines

(Submitted by Joe Rothwell, Historic Preservation/Planning Department)


City of Cornelia—Community Revitalization

(Submitted by Heather Feldman, Economic Development Department)


Project Search

(Submitted by Jessica Williams, Youth Division/Workforce Development Department)