• ADMINISTRATION: (706) 369-5650
    WORKFORCE: (706t) 369-5703
    AGING: (706) 583-2546
    PGS: (706) 369-5650

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    Northeast Georgia Regional Commission

    Welcome to the Northeast Georgia Region.

    The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC), based in Athens, Georgia, provides services to its twelve counties and fifty-four cities. Originally created in 1963, the NEGRC today provides an array of services and technical assistance to close to 600,000 people through its four program divisions: Administration, Planning & Government Services, Aging, and Workforce. Our website contains key information for access to our available programs and their services. 

    Learn More – See below for more information about our Council, Region, and Commission

    Get Directions

    Phone: (706) 369-5650

    (706) 583-2701
    Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30am to 5pm

    Address: NEGRC
    305 Research Drive

    Athens, GA 30605-2725

    Visit the Council page to view a directory of all Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Council and committee members.

    Visit the Counties and Cities page to view a list of all the contact information for your county and city representatives within the Northeast Georgia Region.

    Visit the Staff Directory page to search or browse for an NEGRC staff member or division.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Did I get into the program?

    When calling the NEGRC, please ask the receptionist to speak with the WIOA Division.

    The phone extension I have is in the 200s. Who do I ask for when calling?

    The Aging Division.

    What are the hours for fishing and boating at the Bear Creek Reservoir?

    These are seasonal. Contact the Reservoir or follow this link for more information:

    Bear Creek Reservoir

    Is the NEGRC a state or federal agency?

    Regional Commissions are created and established as public agencies and the NEGRC, itself, is formally constituted as a non-profit organization. It delivers federal and state programs and technical assistance on a regional and local level. It also functions as support staff to its member cities and counties.

    Are there other Regional Commissions?

    There are eleven other RCs in Georgia and similar “Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs)” and/or “Councils of Governments (CoGs)” across the United States. For more information, visit these websites: Georgia Association of Regional Commissions, NARC, and New Georgia Encyclopedia.

    Who runs the NEGRC?

    The NEGRC’s Executive Director oversees the organization’s staff and day-to-day operations. The NEGRC’s Council establishes policy and direction for the agency, as stipulated by state law (O.C.G.A § 50-8-30).