Westmoreland Named New Coweta County Development Authority President

Staff Report From Newnan CEO

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Coweta County Development Authority announced that Trae Westmoreland has been named President of the Development Authority. Westmoreland will work to market Coweta County for new business and industrial development. He will also provide leadership and direction for the Coweta County Development Authority along with setting policies and goals under the direction of the Board of Directors for the Coweta County Development Authority and Development Authority of Coweta County. Westmoreland’s effective date of employment will be January 2, 2018.

 “Our community will be well represented with Trae Westmoreland as the president of the Coweta County Development Authority.  Trae’s familiarity with our community and his ability to foster lasting relationships will result in continued success in our economic development efforts.” – Terry Daviston, Chairman of the Coweta County Development Authority and Development Authority of Coweta County.

Westmoreland brings over fifteen years of sales and economic development experience to the Development Authority. Seven of those years were spent working at Georgia Power in Community and Economic Development, focusing on industry and business recruitment. During his time at Georgia Power, he assisted with the creation of over 5,200 jobs and more than $575,000,000 in capital investment in the State of Georgia. Some of those locations included: SANY America, Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center, Clorox Distribution Center and Dendreon.

Westmoreland grew up in Fayetteville, GA and attended the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Blair, have two children, Acton and Kate, and are expecting another child in early February. They attend Southside Church and volunteer at the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in Palmetto, GA with their small group.

The Coweta County Development Authority’s mission is to work with local, regional, state, and national partners to encourage and promote economic development activity in Coweta County, whether through the location of a new company or through the expansion of an existing facility. The Coweta County Development Authority serves as the primary point of contact for all economic development activity in Coweta County.