Beth Eavenson

Executive Director
Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

As the Executive Director of the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman, it is Ms. Eavenson’s job to collaborate with local government officials and civic organizations to recruit investment into the community through business recruitment, retention, and expansion policies. It is the goal of the Development Authority to bring in jobs to the area to increase opportunities for our local and regional workforce. The end goal is an improved quality of life for area residents and visitors.

  • MPA, The University of Georgia 2013
  • BS, Lander University 2010 Spanish
  • BS, Lander University 2010 Political Science
Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Reading, traveling, teaching in the children’s ministry

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

I had the opportunity to travel to Seoul with as part of my coursework in the MPA program. I had a blast!

My Top Three Career Tips
  1. Networking – never miss an opportunity to make a connection
  2. Take continuing education/professional development courses
  3. Join professional associations and attend conferences and events (again, networking)
Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Joint Development Authority of Northeast Georgia, Chair Elbert County Chamber of Commerce Existing Industry Committee Chair Rotary Club of Elberton, Scholarship Committee Co-Chair Elberton/Broad River Area Employer Committee Elberton Christian Church Women’s Ministry Outreach Director Elbert Theatre Volunteer

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

North Campus. I don’t know why other than it’s just a great place to be. I love to get away to Tybee Island.

Recent Honors / Awards

Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow