CCA of Skidaway October Meeting – Georgia Ports Authority

October 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
3 W Ridge Rd
Savannah, GA 31411
Dave Devore
The Theodore Roosevelt, the largest vessel to ever call the East Coast, visiting the Port of Savannah.

The Georgia Ports Authority will be the focus of the CCA of Skidaway’s October meeting and seminar to be held on Monday, October 9, at St. Peter’s Church beginning at 7:00 pm.  Lee Beckmann, the Manager of Governmental Affairs for the Georgia Ports Authority, will provide an update on the Georgia Ports Authority and give a progress report on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

Georgia’s deep-water ports in Savannah and Brunswick, together with inland barge operations in Bainbridge and Columbus, are Georgia’s gateways to the world. They are the critical conduits through which raw materials and finished products flow to and from destinations around the globe.

The Georgia Ports Authority is dedicated to providing customers with the most efficient, productive port facilities in the nation and to creating jobs and business opportunities to benefit more than 9.7 million Georgians. The GPA is committed to maintaining its competitive edge through development of leading-edge technology, marketing, and operations to move cargo faster.

One of the most important and productive civil works projects in the country, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project will support jobs and commerce throughout the nation. The total economic impact of Georgia’s deep-water ports on Georgia’s economy is $84 billion. The Georgia Ports Authority supports more than 369,000 jobs and approximately $20.4 billion in personal income annually.  Deepening is underway with completion as early as 2020.

Lee Beckmann has been the Manager of Governmental Affairs for the Georgia Ports Authority since 2003.  His responsibilities include managing governmental relations and a statewide outreach campaign for the GPA.  Prior to joining the GPA, Lee served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jack Kingston, overseeing several legislative issues as well as appropriations for the Congressman – helping to secure funding for projects like the harbor deepening in Savannah and Brunswick.

The CCA of Skidaway will host a 2 ½ hour guided tour of the Port of Savannah on Tuesday, October 17, departing from the Methodist Church parking lot via bus at 9:30 am and returning around 12:30 pm.  The cost is $20 per person with seating limited to the first 32 paid reservations (cash or check only). If interested, please contact Dave Devore, or 330-329-6457.

The CCA’s October raffle prize will be 2 tickets for the CCA’s 2 ½ hour guided tour of the Port of Savannah.

CCA is a non-profit organization with chapters on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts.  For more information about CCA of Skidaway contact Joe Tyson, 598-8765.  For more information about CCA’s Georgia District, contact Tom Rood, 598-9753.  For information about this month’s meeting and seminar, contact Dave Devore, 330-329-6457.  Area residents are invited to attend the CCA of Skidaway meetings and seminars held on the second Monday of the month at St. Peter’s Church.


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