The Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (HOGARC) is preparing a regional plan update in compliance with state law and Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) rules. HOGARC wants to hear from you at a regional listening session Nov. 27 from 4–6 p.m. at the Appling County Commissioners meeting room in the County Annex at 69 Tippins Street, Baxley.
Additional listening sessions are planned to be in Vidalia and Eastman over the next several months. The first regional listening session was held in Dublin in late October.
The current plan, Green with Greener Days Ahead, showed the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Region to be a growing rural region with a number of issues, but with much cause for optimism and great opportunities for future growth and development. Planning documents and the public events schedule may be viewed on the Regional Commission website, www.hogarc.org and the regional plan specific website bit.ly/hogarc2019regionalplan.
The HOGARC is now in preparation of an update to the regional plan, which is a guide to making the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Region an improved place to live, work, recreate, and do business for all concerned. This updated Regional Plan will include a Regional Vision, a list of regional priority needs and opportunities appropriate for action, and recommended implementation strategies for improvement and action. All concerned with the future improvement of the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Region and its growth and development are invited to submit their thoughts and ideas on the Region’s future, its vision, needs and opportunities, or needed actions to the HOGARC. Those wishing to comment may complete a Regional Vision Survey online at bit.ly/hogarc2019regionalplan. You may also send comments to HYPERLINK “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” email@example.com, or mail them to the Regional Commission at 331 West Parker Street, Baxley, Georgia 31513. Please submit comments by Feb. 28, 2019.