Mary Beth Chew has assumed the duties of Archway Professional in Brunswick-Glynn County. Her appointment was effective Nov. 15.
A former economic development planner with the Coastal Regional Commission, Chew served as the Archway Professional in Hawkinsville-Pulaski since July 1, 2009. Along with her experience in local government and economic development planning, she brings to her new position a combination of public administration, historic preservation, community development, land use planning and higher education experience, according to Mel Garber, director of the UGA Archway Partnership.
The Archway Partnership, as a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, is a UGA outreach platform delivering a full range of higher education resources to address economic and community development in the state. The pilot Archway Partnership project began in Colquitt County in 2005, and now includes eight communities across Georgia: Colquitt, Glynn, Washington, Clayton, Hart, Sumter, Pulaski and Whitfield counties.
Communities drive the Archway Partnership process through an executive committee and issue-based groups. Among partners in Brunswick and Glynn County are the Development Authority, Southeast Georgia Health System, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and private industry.