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Showcasing Excellence in Your Community: What You Need to Know About IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards

Date: March 9, 2017

Time:  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Price:  Free

Registration Deadline: March 9 at 11:00 am ET

Instructions will be emailed on March 8

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards program highlights the world's most innovative economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders. IEDC honors recipients at its Annual Conference each year.

Attend this seminar to:

• Gain ideas for eligible projects and programs
• Understand how to submit a complete entry
• Ask your tough questions to an award recipient
• Hear from a judge on the evaluation process and criteria
• Discover how the Excellence in Economic Development Awards program can benefit your organization




Greg Hitchin, CEcD
Director, Economic Development
City of Waynesboro, VA
*Chair, Awards Advisory Committee

Greg Hitchin is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with 17 years of Economic Development experience and has served as the Director of Economic Development and Tourism for the City of Waynesboro since April 2010. Before joining the City, Greg spent 11 ½ years as the Business Development Manager and the Treasurer/CFO of the IDA for the Onondaga County Office of Economic Development in Syracuse, New York.

Prior to public service, Greg spent 20 years in Consumer Goods and Services Sales and Marketing in a variety of positions, from Sales Representative to Senior Management. He has a BS from the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated from the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute.

His industry involvement includes membership on several boards and committees: International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Chairman Marketing Advisory Committee; Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), Education Committee; Virginia Economic Development Association (VEDA), Director/Chairman—Program Committee; Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP), Executive Committee, Chairman—Marketing Committee; Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), Associate Advisory Committee; Waynesboro Downtown Development, Director; Center for Coldwater Restoration, Treasurer.

Peter Tokar
Economic Development Director
City of Alpharetta, GA 
*2016 Best in Show Award for Community Brochure


Instructions and Technology

Instructions and dial-in information will be sent up to three days in advance and a minimum of two times. If you do not receive an email from IEDC or GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the start of the web seminar, it is your responsibility to email webinar@iedconline.org. No refunds or credits will be given for not receiving the dial-in information for the webinar.


• Using a telephone: A touch-tone telephone
• Using Desktop VoIP: A computer equipped with the following:
-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 for Windows/Mac/Linux, or Safari 2.0 for Macintosh
• Broadband Internet connection

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