Sun, Sep 15


Hinton Center-Moore Hall

Big City Boom and Rural Recession: What Local Leaders are Doing to Even the Odds

This is a Public Policy Network sponsored event to share information about economic growth and the successes and challenges in North Georgia and Western North Carolina

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Big City Boom and Rural Recession: What Local Leaders are Doing to Even the Odds

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Hinton Center-Moore Hall, 2330 Hinton Center Rd, Hayesville, NC 28904, USA

About The Event


Guest speakers will be Darren Harper, Program Manager for the Downtown Development Authority of Blairsville, GA, and Ricky Hill, Community Engagement Coordinator at Hinton Center, Hayesville, NC.  Mr. Harper, born in Blairsville and raised in Atlanta, has first-hand knowledge of the critical differences between rural and urban development. As Program Manager for the past six years, Mr. Harper has worked to build a thriving downtown Blairsville that offers a variety of employment and entertainment options.  Ricky Hill, Marine Corps veteran and volunteer for the United Methodist Church’s Disaster Program and Committee on Relief, currently serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator at Hinton Center and works with task force groups related to the 2016 Quality of Life Study. Mr. Hill will share his expertise on local housing.   The Public Policy Network (PPN) is a civic organization that monitors state and national policy proposals that affect individuals and our communities. We are an all-volunteer group that provides data, information and resources to enable the citizens of western North Carolina and north Georgia to make informed decisions about policies that affect them.   For more information about this organization, please visit their website by clicking here: Public Policy Network of Western North Carolina and North Georgia

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