Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission

What is the Greenway Commission?

The Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission (ORGC) is a chartered resident committee that advises the Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission on matters related to the Oconee Rivers Greenway system. The general responsibility of ORGC is to develop a plan for a river-oriented greenway system in Athens-Clarke County and to recommend measures to protect the resources of the Oconee Rivers and their tributaries.

Membership includes up to 10 members appointed by the Mayor and Commission and five members appointed by the President of the University of Georgia. ORGC was established by county ordinance in 1992, formalizing a grass-roots movement that began in the early 1970s that established the North Oconee River Greenway and Heritage Trail

The ORGC has an advisory role in greenway network planning and implementation. ORGC can generate support for the Greenway which serves as a resource for conservation, education, transportation and recreation for the residents of Clarke County.

For more information about the Greenway Commission, including the current members of the Greenway Commission, visit the Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission page in the Boards, Authorities, and Commission area.


Commission meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at 3:00 PM. The calendar will include specific times, locations, and media links as they are available. The public is invited to attend and participate.

Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission Meeting Video Playlist