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Council Meetings:

Council meetings are the 4th Thursday of each Month in Mt. Vernon. at the Senior Center at 6:00 p.m.  Please note there are no council meetings in the months of July or December
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Census Population Counts

2010 Census

Interactive Mapping Site


Grants Available & Request for Proposals

Please see out Opportunities Section for More Information

HOGARC Information

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GIS Brouchure
HOGA RC General Presentaion

Mission Statement:

The Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission " HOGARC " strives to provide professional advice and assistance to our member governments in the areas of comprehensive planning, community and economic development, historic preservation, local government administration and management, aging services, workforce investment, and transportation.

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The Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission " HOGARC " is one of 12 regional commissions in Georgia established under H.B. 1216 (O.C.G.A. 50-8) in July, 2009. The HOGARC serves a 17-county region in south central and southeast Georgia, the same as its predecessor agency, the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Development Center (Est. 1996). The region is a large, rural region of Georgia encompassing 17 counties, 63 cities, and approximately 6,904 square miles. There are no metropolitan areas within the region, although the current population is about 304,000 persons. The region does contain the Census designated micropolitan statistical areas of Dublin (Laurens and Johnson counties), Vidalia (Toombs and Montgomery counties), and Jesup (Wayne County). The basic mission of the Regional Commission is to provide professional advice and assistance to its member governments and the State of Georgia, and to encourage cooperation in the areas of comprehensive planning (land use, environmental, transportation, and other), community and economic development, historic preservation, local government administration and management, aging services, geographic information system services, workforce investment, and coordinated transportation. The goal is to assist in the planning and provision of efficient and effective services to improve the quality of life for citizens in the region’s counties, the Region, and for all of Georgia.

Planning & Government Services

The HOGARC provides professional services to local governments in a range of programs and services on a local and regional level in all areas related to public administration and planning, ranging from community development to grant writing and administration.

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Aging & Disability Resources

As the Heart of Georgia Altamaha's designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) the HOGARC is responsible for planning and administrating a comprehensive service systems by providing information on and access to home and community based services for elderly and/or disabled adults, their families, and caregivers.

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Geographic Information Systems

The HOGARC GIS Department supports the Planning & Government Services by providing the latest in technology services, including GIS/GPS (geospatial) mapping and analysis as well as the public with mapping and data products.

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Workforce Development Services

The HOGARC is committed to building a skilled workforce to support regional business competitiveness while bridging the skill and academic achievement gap among today’s youth by providing day-to-day management of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds that are allocated to the region..

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Serving the City and County Governments of


Appling | Bleckley | Candler | Dodge | Emanuel | Evans | Jeff Davis | Johnson | Laurens | Montgomery | Tattnall | Telfair | Toombs | Treutlen

 Wayne | Wheeler | Wilcox

Contact Us~Eastman


5405 Oak St.

Eastman, Georgia 31023

PH: 478-374-4771

FAX: 478-374-0703

Contact Us~Baxley


331 West Parker St.

Baxley, Georgia 31513

PH: 912-367-3648

FAX: 912-367-3640

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