Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

Coosawattee River Resort Association, Inc. Selects New General Manager

ELLIJAY, GA – On Saturday July 15, 2017, the Board of Directors of Coosawattee River Resort Association, Inc. (“CRRA”) voted to accept the recommendation of the Search Committee to extend an offer of employment to Rick Tanner for the position of General Manager. Mr. Tanner replaces the outgoing GM, Jeff Dill, who is leaving to spend time with family.

Mr. Tanner brings over 23 years of management experience in hotel/resort operations, convention centers, and large property owners’ associations to CRRA. Rick is married to his wife of 21 years, Sherri, and has two children.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to lead such a great community and look forward to working with the Board to implement their strategic vision and continue the work that was started by Mr. Dill”, states Tanner. Jay Laird, CRRA President said, “He has successfully confronted many of the issues Coosawattee experiences. We feel he is an excellent match for our needs”.



Coosawattee River Resort Association, Inc. is a gated, private +/-5,500 acre riverfront development situated in the Northeast Georgia mountains outside of the city of Ellijay consisting of over 7,000 individual lot owners.  For more information, please call 706-276-1060 or visit us at