ATLANTA — State Rep. Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) recently traveled to Chattahoochee Technical College’s Appalachian Campus in Jasper to attend meetings of the House of Representatives’ Rural Development Council. The two-day meetings focused on education related topics.

“The House Rural Development Council’s first series of meetings provided important insight into the educational challenges that often plague rural Georgia,” said Rep. Taylor. “Building a strong foundation for education in these areas is a priority for the council, and learning about these educational needs set the pace for our meetings as we begin to further explore legislative solutions for our rural communities over the next two years.”

During the meetings, the council heard presentations from Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) representatives, local school superintendents, the Georgia School Boards Association, Georgia School-based Health Alliance, Global Partnership for Telehealth, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Voices for Georgia’s Children and others.

The next meeting of the House Rural Development Council will be September 10-11 in Moultrie.

The House Rural Development Council, which was reauthorized by House Resolution 214 during the 2019 legislative session, will continue to work with rural communities to find ways to encourage economic growth.

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