Tamaka Hudson, executive director of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) newest Board of Directors member.


At a recent meeting held on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus, Hudson was sworn in by GNTC President Pete McDonald.


Hudson has been the executive director of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce since 2011.  Prior to that, she was vice president of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority.  She also served the Polk County Chamber of Commerce as the membership director and office manager from 2000-2006.  Hudson received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Covenant College.


Georgia Northwestern’s Board serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by State Board Policy. The local Board is comprised of 16 members from the business and industrial communities from nine counties in the service area (Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties). State Board Policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local Board. Board members are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of occupational education and are without contractual, employment, or personal financial investment in the school.


Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.