UEDA 2021


September 19 - 22, 2021



Transformation: Forward Thinking in a Changing World


2021 UEDA Summit Speakers

Sam Perren

Sam Perren

Archway Professional, University of Georgia

Sam Perren joined the Archway Partnership in January 2017, working with Colquitt and Pulaski counties. He became the Archway professional in McDuffie County in 2018.

Before joining Archway, he worked with the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, where he focused on local government assistance projects, including planning, grant writing, project management, ordinance and policy development, and economic development.

Between undergraduate and graduate school, Sam worked for the City of Dallas, Georgia, and as a musician at a start-up church. While in graduate school, Sam was a graduate assistant at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, where he coordinated the Vinson Fellows undergraduate honors program.

He is a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, the Pulaski Tomorrow Adult Leadership Program, and the UGA Public Service and Outreach Facilitation Academy.

Sam earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a Master of Public Administration from UGA, where he is now pursuing a doctorate in public administration. At UGA, he was a member of the Redcoat Marching Band. A native of Dallas, Georgia, he now resides in Athens.





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