Forestry Day at the Capitol

February 19, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia

The Georgia Forestry Association’s Forestry Day at the Capitol provides an opportunity for members and individuals within the forestry community to network with Georgia legislators, public officials and decision makers while learning about the latest in forest policy and catching up with fellow forestry professionals and forest landowners. Learn more about the event and register below. 


Attendees must register before Feb. 10. You may register online through Eventbrite by clicking the button below. 

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Event Details


February 19, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 


All meetings will be held in The Georgian Terrace Hotel with the exception of Capitol Visits at the State Capitol and Legislative Reception at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.

The Georgian Terrace (659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308) 

Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (55 MLK Jr Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30303)


Click here to download a printable agenda for the event. 

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Board of Directors Meeting | Piedmont Ballroom

  • Legislative Panel: Sens. Butch Miller, John Kennedy (Invited), and Tyler Harper
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Emerging Leaders Meeting | Meeting Room III

  • Keynote: Caulder Childs, Policy Advisor, House Majority Leader Jon Burns (invited)
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Preserving Appeal: A Fundamental Forest Landowner Right | Grand Ballroom

  • Richard Royal, Former House Ways and Means Chairman
  • Jay Roberts, Partner, Roberts Tate, LLC
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Monumental Midterm: What Can We Expect from Washington Until 2020? | Grand Ballroom

  • Deb Hawkinson, President, Forest Resources Association (FRA)
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Lunch | Piedmont Ballroom 

  • Taking the Helm in the State Senate: A Fresh Perspective
  • Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (Invited)
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Shuttles Depart for Capitol Visits | Meet in Georgian Terrace Lobby

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Capitol Visits | State Capitol

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Legislative Reception | Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, Blue Room 

  • Keynote Speaker: Governor Brian P. Kemp (Invited)

Hotel Accommodations

GFA has reserved a room block for attendees at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta. Space is limited and rooms fill up fast; so be sure to reserve your room online or via phone as soon as possible. 

Room Rate 

$169 per night

Make your Reservation 

Click here to book online, or call 1-404-897-1991 and reference the Georgia Forestry Association.