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Spring Conference of the Georgia

The City of Cochran Housing Team recently attended the Spring Conference of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) at the Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta.

Pictured (L-R) Willie Farrow, Cochran Public Works Director, James Smith, Code Enforcement Officer, Sandra Watkins, Cochran-Bleckley NAACP Chapter, Dani Dykes, Owner of Needle-in-a-Haystack, Carla Coley, City Council Member, Regina Gooch (in rear), City Council Member, Pearl Floyd, Cochran Housing Team, Diane Lester, Cochran Housing Team, Richard Newbern, City Manager, Deborah Turner, Housing Authority Member, Chris Coley, Police Chief, Andrew Lemmon, City Council Member, Linda Ates, Cochran Housing Team, Keith Martin, Housing Authority Director, Brock Wilcher, Cochran Fire Chief.

Representatives from the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, Cochran-Bleckley County Industrial Development Authority (IDA), and the City of Cochran visited the State Capitol on February 12 to help market Cochran and Bleckley County. The City received a Proclamation from Governor Kemp and the Georgia State Senate commemorating the City's upcoming 150th Birthday on March 19, 2019.

Front Row (L-R) Regina Gooch, City Council, Carla Hon, IDA Board Member, Ashley Berryhill, Chamber Member, Lindsay Dykes, Chamber Member, Mary Brooks, IDA Board Member, Adam Holloway, IDA Board Member.

Back Row (L-R) Scott Cox, Chamber Member, Nicole Ward, Chamber President, Billy Yeomans, Mayor, Jackie Bowen, IDA Board Member, Richard Newbern, City Manager, Andrew Lemmon, City Council.

Members of the City of Cochran and the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce visited the Georgia State Capitol when the Georgia Senate adopted a Resolution honoring the City of Cochran on the City's 150th Birthday to be celebrated on March 19, 2019.

(Left-to-Right) Council Member Regina Gooch, State Senator Larry Walker, Chamber President Nicole Ward, Mayor Billy Yeomans, City Manager Richard Newbern, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Council Member Andrew Lemmon.