The GRA Highlands Chapter is nestled in the mountainous northwestern corner of Georgia. Our counties include Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Floyd, Bartow, Polk, Paulding, Haralson, and Cherokee. Several members of our local chapter are also serving in state level positions with GRA: Ed James is currently Vice President and President-Elect for 2013. Angie Rhudy and Lynda Lovett are Board Members-At-Large. Tamika Wright, Gwen Raines, Wayne Denson, Lynda Lovett, Angie Rhudy, and Ed James serve on various 2012 annual conference sub-committees. The Highlands Chapter was awarded the “Race Horse Award for Membership Recruitment” for 2011, and we won the Chapter of the Year for 2010. We are very active in our communities and we have a passion for working with people with disabilities through education and advocacy. Anyone interested in joining our chapter are welcome and encouraged to contact our President at the email listed above, or our Facebook page at Highlands Chapter-Georgia Rehabilitation Association.
The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation (RWSIR) GRA Chapter membership consists of RWSIR staff & retirees who are committed to serving persons with disabilities. Our chapter's passion is to sponsor special projects that benefit and improve the lives of others. We serve our local community by assisting with adaptive sports teams, special education classes, and by raising awareness of GRA and the importance of serving persons with disabilities. We serve RWSIR by sponsoring special activities for RWSIR Students and Patients and supported individual needs, as they arise, and can be addressed. RWSIR chapter fully supports the GRA State Chapter and mission.
The counties that SW GRA Chapter covers includes: Thomas, Grady, Colquitt, Mitchell, Baker, Doughtery, Lee, Terrell, Early, Calhoun, Decatur, Seminole, and Miller. This chapter has been fortunate to have past and current members who have held numerous state level positions with Georgia Rehabilitation Association.
We also have great legislative events locally every year, inviting local, state, and federal legislators.
Southwest Georgia Chapter believes in and lives by the mission of GRA: “To improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through education and advocacy.”
The West Local Chapter of GRA covers the area of West Central Georgia, from Carroll County and Coweta County in the north to Muscogee and Sumter Counties in the south. We have been recognized as an outstanding chapter in the past for our work in advocacy and service. Members from our chapter have served in all offices of leadership of GRA. We present the Tammy McCamy Spirit Award on an annual basis and are known for our support in the local area of several disability inclusion programs. Contact Jason Williams, West GRA President, for more information.