2022 National Award for Community Engagement
Partner Communities
County, Georgia

Located in eastern Georgia, McDuffie County is part of the rapidly growing Augusta area. Home to blues legend Blind Willie McTell and Clarks Hill Lake, there is a little something for everybody in McDuffie.
See some of our work in McDuffie County in 2020

  • UGA community partner recognized with regional award - Thomson-McDuffie’s Don Powers won the Gulf-South Summit’s award for Outstanding Community Partner Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education. Powers has been the long-time chair of the UGA Archway Partnership Executive Committee in Thomson-McDuffie, first… ... Full story

McDuffie Executive Committee

  • Kerry Bridges, Georgia Power
  • Elizabeth Brown, Thomson Housing Authority
  • Sarah Cranston, UGA Cooperative Extension
  • David Crawley, McDuffie County Government
  • Jennifer Daniels, Thomson Family YMCA
  • Steve Dwyer, Industrial Development Authority of Thomson-McDuffie
  • Allison Eaddy, UGA FACS Extension
  • Bea Hart-Moss, Retired
  • Debbie Jones, Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce
  • Sean Kelley, Town of Dearing
  • Julie Langham, Augusta Technical College
  • Rev. Rodney Lockett, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
  • Ashley Morey, McDuffie County School District
  • Charlie Newton, McDuffie County Board of Commissioners
  • Don Powers, Forward McDuffie
  • Mychele Rhodes, McDuffie County School District
  • Kenneth Usry, City of Thomson
  • Elizabeth Vance, Thomson-McDuffie Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • John Waller, City of Thomson
  • Nic Wood, Piedmont McDuffie
  • Miranda Youngblood, Jefferson Energy Cooperative

McDuffie Projects in 2021

McDuffie Priorities


Health and Wellness

Community Development and Image

Education and Workforce Development

Operations Coordinator
Sam Perren
Georgia Center
111 Railroad Street
Thomson, GA 30824