PRESS RELEASE Chairman Phil Miller to Deliver 2024 State of Douglas County Address

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For Immediate Release:
Monday, April 15, 2024

Chairman Phil Miller to Deliver 2024 State of Douglas County Address
Over 200 Expected to Attend Annual Address at the Douglasville Conference Center on April 17

DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA – The Council for Quality Growth, in partnership with the Douglas County Chamber and Douglas County Government, will host the 2024 State of Douglas County Address on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 11:30 AM at the Douglasville Conference Center. The lunch will feature remarks from Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Phil Miller. The 2024 State of Douglas is presented by Atlas Technical Consultants and Elevate Douglas. Over 200 Council and Chamber members, elected officials, businesses, residents, county staff, and partners of Douglas County are expected to attend on Wednesday.

The Council’s State of Douglas County annually convenes the county’s business community with its local government bodies, as well as with other local leaders from across the region. Chairman Phil Miller will deliver his first State of Douglas County address to present achievements and projects from the last year, in addition to an outlook for what’s ahead in 2024.

The Council for Quality Growth works with Douglas County and its local municipalities year-round to advocate for our members doing business in those areas. “Douglas County continues to be a thriving economic center, attracting business, creating jobs, and improving the quality of life for its residents,” said Michael Paris, President & CEO of the Council for Quality Growth. “We’re excited to partner with the County and the Chamber on this event each year and look forward to hearing from Chairman about all the progress being made.”

“Douglas County is forward-looking with optimism,” commented Douglas County Chamber President & CEO, Sara Ray. “Our community is experiencing growth with multiple economic projects underway. With an excellent school system and a vibrant small business scene, we’re excited to welcome the Council for Quality Growth and our local partners on April 17th as we highlight Douglas County – a place where partnerships and businesses thrive!”

The State of Douglas will feature remarks from Sally Riker, 2024 Council Chair and Vice President of Strategy & Growth at Atlas. Todd Long, Georgia Division Lead at Atlas, and Chris Pumphrey, President at Elevate Douglas, will give presenting sponsor remarks. Attendees will also hear from Douglas County’s Chief Communications Officer, Yvette Jones, Douglas County Chamber’s President & CEO Sara Ray and Chair Trent North, as well as Danny Johnson, Managing Director of the Natural Resources Department of the ARC’s Metro North Georgia Water Planning District.

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2024 State of Douglas County

  • Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
  • Time: 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM
  • Location: Douglasville Conference Center (6700 Church Street, Douglasville, GA 30134)
  • Featured Speakers:
    • Danny Johnson, Managing Director, Natural Resources Department, MNGWPD
    • Yvette Jones, Chief Communications Officer, Douglas County
    • Todd Long, Georgia Division Lead, Atlas
    • Chairman Phil Miller, Douglas County Board of Commissioners
    • Trent North, Chair, Douglas County Chamber
    • Michael Paris, President & CEO, Council for Quality Growth
    • Chris Pumphrey, President, Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership
    • Sara Ray, President & CEO, Douglas County Chamber
    • Sally Riker, 2024 Chair, Council for Quality Growth

More details and registration for the 2024 State of Douglas County can be found here:

About the State of the County/Agency Series
The Council for Quality Growth hosts 10 ‘State of’ events across the region, including 8 counties and 2 agencies. We work in close collaboration with the office of the County Chairs in Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale, as well as with leadership at MARTA and the Atlanta BeltLine, to provide a platform for our counties and agency partners deliver an annual update on achievements, projects, and the future that is specifically geared toward the business community and the Council’s membership. A full calendar of the Council’s 2024 Signature Events, including the State of the County/Agency series, can be viewed and downloaded here: 2024 Programs Calendar

About the Council for Quality Growth
The Council for Quality Growth is a trade organization that works to ensure continued growth and economic success for generations to come by providing advocacy, information, and education to its members. In its 39th year, the Council is committed to the mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth and is proactively involved in the formulation of policy and legislation critical to the growth and development industry. The Council addresses, head-on, strategic economic planning, infrastructure needs, and tough quality-of-life issues throughout the metro Atlanta region and state. For more information, please visit