Development Authority welcomes new board member


This article appeared in the GoldenIsles News.

The Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority held its regular monthly meeting Monday. During the meeting a number of business items were discussed.

Paulo Albuquerque was sworn in as a new board member to replace Missy Neu. Wayne Johnson also renewed his oath for another term. Following the swearing in, Rick Townsend, CEO of the Golden Isles Career Academy, gave a presentation on a proposed new apprenticeship program. It would be modeled on the German format. Townsend was on hand to explain particulars of the program and gauge support for such an initiative locally. Other areas of the state are also exploring that option.

Other items discussed included a recap of the recent Glynn County Airport Commission meeting from executive director Rob Burr. He noted that construction of the new hotel and terminal at the St. Simons Island Airport should be completed in January with a formal opening in February.

Authority president Mel Baxter also gave a report, introducing Joan Hearn who will replace Dave Smith who retired from his post as the organization’s financial manager.

— The News