Burke County Development Authority. 241 East 6th Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830, Office: 706.554.2923,  Fax: 706.554.7091

Meet Our Team




OFFICE MANAGER - Stephanie Folker

Stephanie Folker has been with the Development Authority of Burke County since 2012.  Prior to joining the Authority in 2012, Stephanie served as International Sales Assistant at a local book distributor for 9 years.  Stephanie is responsible for daily office operations at the DABC, including coordination of accounts payable/receivable,  administrative preparation for client meetings and visits, and correspondence with community and regional partners.  She also provides support services for the Burke County Chamber of Commerce, and serves as the primary point of contact for Visitor Center inquiries.  Stephanie is also a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.

board of directors

CHAIRMAN - Preston Connor (President, Southern Bank)

VICE CHAIRMAN - Charles Green, Jr. (Vice President, C&C Concrete and Grading)

SECRETARY - Suzanne Sharkey (Local Manager, Georgia Power Company)

William Hopper (Retired, Burke County Board of Commissioners)

W.H. Harper, Jr. (Retired, Capitol City Bank)

Clint Meeks (Owner, Liberty Square Pharmacy)

Lindsai Gentry (Principal, The Mobley-Gentry Firm)

Merv Waldrop - Advisor to the Board & Treasurer


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Recent News

Development Authority Partners with World Trade Center Savannah
Jul. 25, 2018 - The Burke County Development Authority has partnered with the World… READ MORE

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Growth Continues in Industrial Park
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