New Date for DCA Fall Conference & CDBG Workshop

Rescheduled conference set for November 1-2, 2016


Atlanta, GA (October 7, 2016) – The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Fall Conference and CDBG Workshop, which was cancelled this week due to Hurricane Matthew, has been rescheduled.  DCA will now conduct its inaugural 2016 DCA Fall Conference/CDBG Recipients’ Workshop on November 1-2, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah at 2 West Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.


“The DCA Fall Conference and CDBG Workshop are very important to our community development efforts and we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling due to Hurricane Matthew,” said DCA Commissioner Camila Knowles.  “We are really excited that this year’s conference will also provide an overview of opportunities for engaging with DCA across all of our initiatives and programs and hope that all of our attendees will be able to attend the new conference dates.”


As in years past, the CDBG workshop will deliver an overview of program management requirements on topics including Civil Rights, Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity, Procurement, Environmental Review, Labor Standards, Financial Management, and Administration.  CDBG grant recipients are strongly urged to have representation at the workshop.  Staff responsible for the day-to-day administration of the program should attend both days of the workshop.  Both new and experienced recipients and administrators should attend due to important updates on program requirements.  This year’s expanded conference will also feature a panel discussion by representatives from the department’s planning, housing and finance, and community and economic development divisions. 


Please contact Lisa Smith at (404) 679-5276 or for information about the rescheduled Conference.  Updates regarding hotel reservations and conference registration will be available at:




About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions, and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified low- and moderate-income Georgians buy homes, rent housing, and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit



MaryBrown Sandys, Director of Marketing & Communications
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
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Lisa Smith, CDBG Grants Management Specialist

Community Development Office

Georgia Department of Community Affairs

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