Waycross - Ware County Development Authority | 2855 Forest Drive | PO Box 2046 | Waycross, GA 31503 | 912.283.2112 | info@wwda.us
Waycross-Ware County, GA


Jana W. Dyke
Executive Director
Waycross and Ware County Development Authority

Jana Dyke along with her husband William and their two sons Harrison and Tucker, recently relocated to this area from Sylvester, Georgia. She and her family are members of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church.  Jana brings over 15 years of economic development experience with her to the position of Executive Director of the Waycross and Ware County Development Authority. Jana is a graduate of the Georgia Academy of Economic Development and a member of the 2017 Leadership Waycross class. Jana attended Darton College and is currently enrolled at Columbia Southern University, where she will soon graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Additionally, Jana is working towards obtaining her Georgia Economic Developer Certification through the University of Georgia. Jana is a former REALTOR in Valdosta, Georgia, and has served as the Executive Director for Downtown Development in Sylvester, Georgia. She has also served as the Vice President of the Lee County Chamber, Destin Chamber, and Walton County Chamber of Commerce. She is passionate about economic development in south Georgia and is excited about the many things happening in our area.

Janet Wood
Executive Assistant
Waycross and Ware County Development Authority

In 2017, Janet became the WWDA’s Executive Assistant. Her years of experience in sales, customer service and office management made her a natural fit for this position. Her previous knowledge and skills have proven invaluable to the operations of the WWDA. Janet and her husband, David, reside in Waycross with their rescue dog, Nigel. They have one daughter, Madeline, a Biology Major at North Georgia University in Dahlonega. An Albany native, Janet was raised in Hoboken, graduating in 1981 from Brantley County High School. She continued her education by attending Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville; South Georgia State College, Waycross Campus; and Coastal Pines Technical College. Her favorite hobbies and past times include community involvement and personal fulfillment activities. Janet and her family are members of the Homerville United Methodist Church. She is also a member of the 2018 Leadership Waycross class and the 2018 Georgia Academy. Janet, a member of the Huxford Genealogical Society, enjoys learning about local history and completing genealogical research. Additionally, she has earned over 25 awards in local cooking contests due to her expertise and love of cooking. She is enthusiastic about being a part of the WWDA as it strives to increase the growth of Ware County and to provide quality futures for its citizens.




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Executive Director Jana Dyke

Jana Dyke
Executive Director

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