The State of Georgia established the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to oversee the operation of the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park and related facilities.
The Authority's day-to-day operations are headed by Executive Director Frank Poe and is governed by a 15-member board. All members are appointed by the Governor and serve four-year terms.
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In 1978, the Georgia General Assembly created a six-member legislative overview committee to oversee the activities of the GWCCA. In 2003, this committee was expanded to 12 members, equally split between the state House of Representatives and Senate.
Committee members include:
Sen. Butch Miller (Chair), Sen. Brandon Beach, Sen. Harold Jones, Sen. Jeff Mullis, Sen. Bruce Thompson, Sen. Larry Walker
Rep. Matt Dollar, Rep. Chris Erwin, Rep. Jan Jones, Rep. Butch Parrish, Rep. Calvin Smyre, Rep. Ron Stephens
Meetings take place in the Authority Board Room, begin at 12:30 p.m., and usually end by 2:00 p.m.
* MAY meeting moved to prior Tuesday due to Memorial Day holiday
** SEPTEMBER meeting typically cancelled in lieu of an Authority planning retreat
*** NOVEMBER / DECEMBER meetings combined
Economic impact is at the heart of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s mission.
Established by the State of Georgia to develop and operate the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and related facilities, the GWCCA is a major economic driver for the City of Atlanta and State of Georgia.
These facilities represent the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world. This past fiscal year, the GWCCA hosted 485 events and welcomed more than 3.7 million visitors who generated $1.77 billion in economic impact to the State of Georgia.