The Public Policy Network (PPN) is a civic organization that monitors state and national policy proposals that affect individuals and our communities. We are an all-volunteer group that provides data, information and resources to enable the citizens of western North Carolina and north Georgia to make informed decisions about policies that affect them.

In 2018, we focused on public policies affecting the health, environment and financial security of those citizens residing in Towns, Union, Cherokee and Clay counties.
 
We welcome participation in our informational forums, special events and monthly PPN meetings.  

WHAT CAN I DO?

There are numerous ways that citizens can become informed and involved in decisions made by their government.

NEXT  Event

 September 15, 2019   4:00p – 5:30p

Big City Boom and Rural Recession: What Local Leaders are Doing to Even the Odds

We will look at the types of jobs and wages paid in the area, as well as affordable housing

Hinton Center

2330 Hinton Center Road Hayesville, NC 28909

Presented by- Darren Harper, Program Manager for the Downtown Development Authority of Blairsville and Ricky Hill, Community Engagement Coordinator at Hinton Center

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Planning is underway for  additional programs throughout 2019 .

Environment

Protecting the environment of the mountains of north Georgia and western North Carolina is not a luxury, but a necessity.

Health Care

Good health is fundamental to our general welfare. Without it, we are hampered in our ability to work, care for others and contribute to our community.

Financial Security

Learn more about Financial Security

Advocacy

There are numerous ways that citizens can become informed and involved in decisions made by their government.