The Athens Branch Branch of USGBC-Georgia was formed as a natural growth from the Emerging Green Builders (now Emerging Green Professionals) Committee that has resided at the University of Georgia for the past six years.
A diverse group of people interested in learning more about green building and sustainable design, all members of the Athens community are welcome to join our local Green Scene, attend our meetings and training seminars or other Branch events. We do encourage you to seek membership with USGBC-GA to ensure you are notified of discounts, opportunities and can take full advantage of membership benefits.
Our meetings provide a great opportunity for networking and fun. Our usual mix consists of architects, students, contractors, engineers, property owners, those in "green" professions and many others. The Branch Leadership Group (BLG) consists of USGBC-GA members who are leaders in sustainability in the Athens area.
Athens Branch is supported by:
Branch Leadership Group (BLG):
The Athens Branch follows the national organization's lead in working primarily through committees that form partnerships and strategic alliances with the other Chapter branches and regional organizations. These committees are typically led by a Chairperson, with a Board Member serving as a liasion for strategic guidance, and are supported by a Co-Chair as well as volunteers.
The Athens BLG includes:
Alfie Vick, University of Georgia, Chair
Tony Purcell, Complete Resources, Chair Elect
Lara Mathes, University of Georgia, Secretary
Tom Lawrence, University of Georgia, Treasurer
Gregg Bayard, Parallel Housing
Lori Bork-Newcomer, Bork Architectural Designs
Lisa Dore, Consultant / Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation Board
John Korman, University of Georgia
Ben Rossetti, University of Georgia
Emily Wirt, Univeristy of Georgia
If you are interested in serving in any capacity on one or more of our local Branch committees, please feel free to contact the designated Chair via the links provided.
Educational Programs & Events
The Education & Events Committee in the Savannah Branch is responsible for planning all of the Branch events including monthly educational sessions/meetings, Credential Maintenance Programs, Lunch & Learns, Networking, Tours, and more! Overall, this committee furthers the mission of the USGBC through quality education in the State of Georgia.
Participation on this committee is a great opportunity for members to become directly involved as a volunteer for the events that bring our Chapter together for learning, networking, and fun. For more information about this committee, you can contact us here.
Chair: Lori Bork-Newcomer, Bork Architectural Designs
The Membership Committee in the Savannah Branch focuses on ways to grow Chapter membership, increase benefits for Chapter members, and ensure that new members understand how to best participate in their local Branch activities. The Branch Membership Committee is also the liaison group with National USGBC regarding membership applications and renewals.For questions about membership please contact us here.
Chair: Lisa Dore, Consultant
Liasons to Chapter Committees
The Athens Branch has members that represent the branch as liasons to the Georgia Chapter Committees. Please visit the individual committee pages for more information about the work each committee performs.