Troup County Center for Strategic Planning

Troup County Center for Strategic Planning, Inc.
Troup County Government Center
100 Ridley Avenue, Suite 2200
LaGrange, GA 30240

Phone: (706) 594-1384
Fax: (706) 883-1743

Durand Kathryn W. Tilley
Executive Director
Brkich Sherri Brown
Director - Circles of Troup County


The Troup County Center for Strategic Planning is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation organized to carry out initiatives set forth in Troup County’s Strategic Plan. (Click on link below to view the Strategic Plan in its entirety.)

Opened in October 2009, the independent agency is located at the Troup County Government Center, second floor, and is responsible for maintaining the Troup County Works Web site, which matches local businesses and industries with potential employees. (See link below.) The unique site allows employers to register available jobs while Troup residents in need of work are welcome to post their applications on the site. The agency works with local resources to offer workforce readiness workshops that assist unemployed and underemployed residents in honing job interview, resume writing and other skills necessary to obtain meaningful employment.

With initial emphasis on local workforce development, the Center for Strategic Planning ultimately seeks to fulfill goals and implement strategies recommended in an extensive strategic plan conducted in collaboration with Georgia Tech. The strategies target various community concerns in areas of planning, education, employment, services for senior citizens, and much more—all in a concerted effort to maintain and improve the quality of life for all Troup County residents.

“What’s most exciting is that leadership at all levels comes together on our board to make sure we accomplish goals for the betterment of our entire community,” says Executive Director Kay Durand. “We aim to plan well to make this a viable community that makes a positive difference in people’s lives.”

The Center for Strategic Planning Board of Directors includes:

• Drew Ferguson, City of West Point, Mayor - Board chair
• Bill Stankiewicz, City of Hogansville, Mayor
• Speer Burdette, Callaway Foundation, President - Board secretary/treasurer
• Jim Thornton, City of LaGrange, Mayor
• Patrick Crews, Troup C. Commissioners, Chairman
• Dan McAlexander, LaGrange College, President
• Steve Daniel, West Georgia Techical College, President
• Cole Pugh, Troup County School System, Superintendent
• Page Estes, LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, President
• Robert L. Carmichael, LaGrange Development Authority, Executive Director
• Jerry Fulks, West Georgia Health, CEO | President
• Patty Youngblood, United Way of West Georgia, Executive director
• Mike Angstadt, Twin Cedars, Executive Director
• Edna Foster, CAFI, Executive Director
• Dean Collins, Point University president



Troup County Strategic Planning website
Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan
Troup County Works

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