GRA 2014 Fall Conference
Date: Thursday, Nov 06, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern
Location: Hilton Atlanta Airport
1031 Virginia Avenue
Chattahoochee Promenade Room
Atlanta, GA 30354
GRA 2014 Fall Conference Guest Speaker
Learn about the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, how they work with the private sector, and get valuable suggestions on how recyclers can work with the EPD!
Judson H. Turner
Director, Environmental Protection Division
Judson H. Turner was appointed Director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources effective Jan. 1, 2012.
Mr. Turner was former Gov. Sonny Perdue's executive counsel and also served as the then-governor's legal representative in negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service regarding drought operations at the federal reservoirs of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) river basins. Read More Here
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Fortune Metal Georgia
Sponsor the Annual Conference
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hosts Metal Theft Training for
Georgia Law Enforcement
The Georgia Recyclers Association organized and hosted a very successful Metal Theft Training for Georgia Law Enforcement on October 29th at the Georgia Electrical Cooperative Training Center in Monroe County near Forsyth. Over 70 members of law enforcement from across Georgia and 20 other attendees, including members of the Georgia General Assembly, the media and critical stakeholders participated in the 4 hour training session and lunch. Attendees heard from several presenters from across the state with the overall message from Sheriffs, Atlanta Police, and the Attorney General's office that the current law was working and that crime was down across the state and that it couldn't have been accomplished without the help and support of the recyclers. The training was also promoted by the Georgia Sheriff's Association and Georgia Chiefs of Police Association.
Frank Goulding, Vice President of Marketing of Newell Recycling in East Point served as the session moderator. After Goulding's opening remarks, the group was welcomed by the host of the event, Tom Parker, Vice President of External Affairs of Georgia Transmission Corporation. Georgia Transmission along with their sister companies, Oglethorpe Power and Georgia EMC were kind enough to allow the GRA to use their beautiful training center for the event. Parker spoke briefly on the rural electrical cooperatives commitment to the reduction of metal theft for many years in Georgia. Read more ....
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Macon
GRA Immediate Past President
President, Rick Caldwell
Treasurer/Secretary, Linda Lott
Vice-President, Michael Fairman
Immediate Past President, I Chip Koplin
Board of Directors:
Governmental Affairs Consultant:
Brian Hudson, The Hudson