Honoring State and Regional Leaders



Governor Nathan Deal to Receive Council for Quality Growth’s Prestigious Four Pillar Award
Deal Honored for His Contributions to Economic Prosperity, Education and Transportation in Georgia

The Council for Quality Growth will honor Georgia Governor Nathan Deal with its 28th annual Four Pillar Award on October 5, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Ballroom. The prestigious Four Pillar Tribute gala recognizes an outstanding individual in the region who demonstrates the ‘Four Pillars’ of leadership – Quality, Responsibility, Vision and Integrity – and exemplifies the Council’s mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth.

 Since taking office in 2011, Gov. Nathan Deal has led Georgia to become the number one state in the nation for business for four years in a row – a first in Georgia history – and helped create more than 575,000 private sector jobs. Through tax reform, workforce development initiatives and investment in education and infrastructure, the state continues to grow local small businesses and attract top companies from around the world. Under Deal’s leadership, Georgia has produced seven balanced budgets, saved millions of taxpayer dollars by maintaining Georgia’s AAA bond rating, and has grown the Rainy Day Reserve Fund to more than $2 billion.

“Governor Deal’s leadership and vision has propelled Georgia’s economy, paving the path for not only growth, but smart growth,” said Council for Quality Growth President and CEO Michael Paris. “Deal’s focus on investments in education, criminal justice, and transportation – among others – are essential to sustainable growth.” In order to keep up with a growing infrastructure demand, for example, Deal implemented a number of investments in Georgia’s transportation system, including Transportation Funding Act of 2015, which will generate over $10 billion in new transportation funding over 10 years. Transportation projects under Deal have already alleviated traffic and improved safety across the entire state.

Andy Macke, the Council’s 2017 Chairman and Vice President of Government and Community Affairs at Comcast, also added that, “Governor Deal personally embodies the Four Pillars of Leadership in such a way that his contributions benefit the state as a whole. We are delighted to recognize Governor Deal with the prestigious Four Pillar Award.”

 The theme of this year’s Tribute is “Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.” The Council is proud to honor Governor Deal with its Four Pillar Tribute.  Tickets and sponsorship information are available at www.fourpillartribute.com.



About the Four Pillar Tribute:
For 28 years the Council for Quality Growth has paid tribute to an outstanding individual in the Metro Atlanta region who exemplifies the Council’s mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth through an annual leadership tribute gala that recognizes the ‘Four Pillars’ of leadership – Quality, Responsibility, Vision and Integrity.

The Four Pillar Award and Tribute is an unparalleled honor that allows the opportunity for the Metro Atlanta region and State of Georgia to celebrate the recipient’s significant contributions to quality of life, community leadership and economic development. The gala and award have come to be known as the highest honor bestowed for the aforementioned contributions. The event provides a platform to align the honorees’ impacts on the region and the state with the Council’s ambitions and serves as a beacon of inspiration to perpetuate our economic prosperity.

To read about this year’s recipient, Governor Nathan Deal, and to learn more about this award, visit the Four Pillar Tribute website.