2010 Spring Conference in Review

Date: March 25 – 26, 2010

Even during tough times the 2010 GPA Spring Conference produced another successful event with more than 140 people joining us in Macon, Georgia! There was plenty of opportunity for professional development through over 20 educational sessions and mobile workshops, with a wide array of topics such as helping communities pursue “green” development, Safe Routes to Schools programming and maximizing economic development policies. Attendees also had the opportunity for a reception and trivia at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and tour other parts of this beautiful and historic city during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. A special thank you to our local host committee and our sponsors for helping us with another great event!

While we gathered in Macon it was announced that GPA will make its first formal visit to Georgia’s deep south as the Fall Conference debuts in Valdosta. This will be a special opportunity for members to see more of the state and give GPA the chance to reach out to members and communities in Georgia’s historic farmlands. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be an innovative conference as GPA continues to support better planning in Georgia!


Below is a list of conference presentations listed by their breakout session.

Professional Development

Environment & Sustainability

Comprehensive Planning Session

  • Maximizing Your Local Economic Development Assets