The Jackson County Board of Commissioners and County Manager Kevin Poe were recently recognized by the United Way of Northeast Georgia for the largest percentage in giving for the recent campaign.
The county’s $90,000 goal was exceeded and funds are still coming in.
Rock Feeman, a United Way volunteer who was named County Volunteer of the Year at the United Way annual meeting, made the presentation at the commission’s Feb. 18 meetnig on behalf of the nine-county region.
Twenty-nine United Way agencies serve the communities with more than 7,000 Jackson County residents served by those agencies. Piedmont CASA and the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County received grants from the United Way which served more than 100,000 across the region.
Feeman credits Poe for getting Jackson County involved in the United Way campaign. The county’s giving increased by 569.1 percent.