It is the purpose and mission of the Macon Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. to break the cycle of poverty by coordinating available resources, in a structured manner, to affect the economic and other causes of poverty in the Macon-Bibb County area.

Thank You!

Thank You!

Jimmie Samuel Day of Celebration & Book Drive

We would like to thank all of partners, supporters, and staff who contributed to this great event. Macon-Bibb County EOC received more than 1,500 books and $2,000 in monetary donations. Thanks for your support. EOC accepts donations year round.




Head Start and Early Head Start programs support low-income families with children from birth to age 5. read more...

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The Job Readiness Training Program is designed to prepare job seekers to enter and retain employment. read more...

05 January

Macon-Bibb EOC Head Start/Early Head Start won the Waste Reduction and Recycling award

  Almost 250 Georgians attended the 37th Annual Keep Georgia…

07 December

Macon-Bibb EOC Releases New Website

The Macon-Bibb EOC is pleased to announce the release of…

01 December

Heating Energy Assistance Program

Macon (GA)- The Department of Human Services (DHS) through Macon-Bibb…

26 October

Partnerships are Essential to the Success of EOC

Through some key partnerships in the community, Macon-Bibb County Economic…

20 October

Head Start/Early Head Start Program Participating in Quality Rated State Program

Quality Rated is a systemic approach to assess, improve, and…

12 October

Head Start Teachers

DESCRIPTION: Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council Incorporated is seeking Teachers…


Macon- Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. is in the business of “Helping People, Changing Lives, and Building Families." With help from our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, local businesses, locally elected officials, and friends, we tackle the war on poverty. It is our mission to help improve the quality of life for all families and individuals in Macon-Bibb County.

I would like to commend the staff members of Macon-Bibb County EOC for the outstanding work you continuously do in our community. EOC has served this community for many years, delivering valuable community-based services to address the specific needs of Macon-Bibb County residents.

Throughout its long history, EOC has developed and maintained a wide variety of programs to assist the areas’ low-to-moderate income families. We have been very successful in advancing opportunities and the quality of life for many individuals. Macon-Bibb County EOC provides essential services that benefit our communities and we will continue to expand and improve our services for the benefit of the people we are charged to serve.

A very special thank you to the volunteers that serve on our Board of Directors and other advisory committees that help make our organization work. We appreciate everyone that strives to improve the lives of Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families. Most of all, we salute those families that work hard each and every day to achieve success.

  Sincerely, Sarita R. Hill, Executive Director

It is the purpose and mission of the Macon Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. to break the cycle of poverty by coordinating available resources, in a structured manner, to affect the economic and other causes of poverty in the Macon-Bibb County area.

It is further the purpose and mission of the agency to identify barriers to individual and family self-sufficiency and focus all available resources toward an elimination of these barriers; thereby, enabling low-income individuals to obtain the skills, knowledge and motivation to extricate themselves from their poverty condition.

Macon-Bibb County EOC was established locally in 1965 as part of the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Department in accordance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. The Agency became a City-County agency through a joint resolution of the Bibb county Board of Commissioners and the Macon City Council.

In 1985, the Macon-Bibb County EOC became an incorporated, private, non-profit agency. Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. is Governed by a fifteen (15) member board. One-third of the Board of Directors must consist of elected public officials, holding office on the date of selection or their representatives. No less than one-third must be persons chosen in accordance with democratic selection procedure, adequate to assure that the members are representative of low-income individuals and families.

Our Board

Lonnie Miley, President

Renee' S. Craft-Lewis, Vice President

Shelia Thurmand, Treasurer

La Constance Smith, Secretary

Charlene Maynard, Member

Curtis Cooper, Member

Anita Dailey, Member

Bert Bivins, III, Member

Sam Henderson, Member

Susan Joanis, Member

Isaac Grant, Member

Dr. Clyde Marlow, Member

Dr. James L. Bumpus, Member

Attorney Larry Brox, Member

Adriene Lawson, Member


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Mr. Dennis Williams
Ms. Addie Granville
Ms. Carla Deen

Just want to say "thank you"

“Really appreciate the levels of service I got today. I am a vet and sometimes have to wait for services. I called right in and got my appointment. When I got here this morning, they got me in and out.”

Mr. Dennis Williams

"I love the new system"

“I called and got right through. There was no long waiting and I didn’t have to stand outside in the weather. I come yearly and hope they keep this telephone system.”

Ms. Addie Granville

"Prompt Service"

“ I came in today for my mom.. She is 82 years old. I liked that as soon as 7 am hit, the staff was calling out names. The instructions were cleared and I was out in plenty of time to go home and make her breakfast.

Ms. Carla Deen