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PBOR | August Membership Meeting

Wednesday, August 7 | Dallas Theater & Civic Center

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


We cordially invite you to join us at our upcoming August Membership Meeting. Our guest speaker, Michael Hughes, will discuss Paulding Economic Development and how it can enhance your real estate ventures. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge that could elevate your business and deepen your connections within our thriving community. Prepare for an engaging discussion that could pave the way for exciting new opportunities in your real estate career!




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Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning. He has approximately 37 years of professional experience as a City Planner in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and with LAW Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. During his professional career he has worked in comprehensive and land use planning, zoning administration managed federal grant programs and federal appropriation requests, environmental planning as well as innovative economic development initiatives that have resulted in attracting quality jobs and capital investment to Cobb County and encouraged redevelopment and rehabilitation activities in older commercial corridors.

Mr. Hughes has lived in the Atlanta area for over 33 years and began his professional career in Georgia with Cobb County in September 1990 as a Senior Planner through March of 1992 and later returned to Cobb County as the Intergovernmental Coordinator in April 1996 in the Community Development Agency. In October 1998, he was appointed to the position of Director of Economic Development for Cobb County. Michael served in this role until January 2020 when he retired and accepted his current position as Executive Director of the Paulding County Economic Development Inc. and Industrial Building Authority.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), a graduate of Leadership Cobb (Class of 1999), Leadership Paulding Class 31 and the ARC’s Regional Leadership Institute Program. Mr. Hughes has been active in the community over the years, having served as a member of the Chattahoochee Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees, the Tommy Nobis Center Community Advisory Board, member of the Board of Directors of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Cobb County Planning Commission representing District 4.

Michael resides in Mableton, Georgia with his wife Carmen of over 32 years and they have 3 adult children (Michael II, Maya, and Maxwell). During his time away from the office, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, is an avid griller, and enjoys golf, traveling, and sampling different craft beers and cigars.

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George Jones

George Jones is the Director of Transportation for the Paulding County Board of Commissioners. 

George has worked for the Paulding County Department of Transportation for over twenty years, first employed as the Traffic Operations Manager, promoted to the Deputy Director position in October 2014, and the Director position since December 2017.

George is a graduate of Vermont Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology and Southern Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology. George is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Georgia. 

George has also worked for the Vermont Agency of Transportation and other local County governments, in areas such as construction, design, traffic engineering, developmental review, and traffic research.

George lives in Kennesaw with his wife Jeanine, and their two sons, Bryce and Wyatt, and family dog Tobi.


Dallas Theater & Civic Center

121 E Griffin St, Dallas, GA 30132, USA

(770) 445-5180



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