University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Director of Economic Development, Tate O’Rouke, has been appointed to the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) by Governor Nathan Deal.
The commission functions as a resource for addressing local government issues within the northeast Georgia region and provides assistance in a variety of areas, including government planning, economic development, grant preparation, and job training.
O’Rouke is involved with private and public sectors to advance community engagement efforts and economic development for UNG, and it is because of her history in serving the community that she was chosen for the NEGRC.
"I am honored to have been appointed by Gov. Deal to the NEGRC as his representative. My position in serving the Regional Commission at this larger capacity fosters a stronger partnership between UNG and the programs offered through commission."
O’Rouke’s role supports Goal 3 of UNG’s Strategic Plan: Expand Engagement and Educational Opportunity – the university strives to collaborate with partners from the local to global level in order to increase community engagement and facilitate educational opportunities along with economic, civic, and workforce development in northeast Georgia.