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Local Government Assistance


The Coastal Management Program offers technical assistance to local governments, property owners, developers, and the public to provide expertise on coastal issues, minimize environmental impacts, clarify regulatory requirements, and identify agency contacts. The Program provides information on Best Management Practices and technical guidance on planning and design as well as information on habitat and endangered species. The Program serves as a liaison among various agencies and institutions and maintains a list of contacts. The Program provides forums for local governments, developers, and citizens to discuss potential resource issues and permit requirements with the appropriate agencies. The goals of technical assistance are to promote sustainable development, to work with local governments to address natural resource issues, and to create a central source of information on coastal management issues. 

For assistance in:

Effingham, Chatham,Bryan,Liberty and Long contact Sonny Emmert

Wayne, Glynn, Charlton, and Camden contact Kelly O'Rourke

McIntosh and Brantley contact Jennifer Kline

at 912-264-7218

In 2012, the Coastal Management Program partnered with the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR) and the Georgia Sea Grant College Program to conduct a needs assessment for outreach, training and technical assistance to coastal local governments and other stakeholders. Please click here to view the full report of this initiative.