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Today GeorgiaForward announced the host community for their 2019 Class of Young Gamechangers will be Monroe/Walton County, Georgia. The class will work on the project from January through August 2019.  Applications are now open for individuals from around the state who would like to join the Young Gamechangers leadership action program and work on the…
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Reporter John Clark sat down with GeorgiaForward Executive Director Kris Vaughn, Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas, and Young Gamechanger Kelli Bennett this week to talk about the recent Young Gamechangers project in Albany. They discussed the process that the Young Gamechangers went through to come up with their 12 big ideas and recommendations, what…
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I’m the current Interim Downtown Manager, but more than that, I’m a citizen and advocate for Albany Georgia.  So being part of the Young Gamechangers was an opportunity for me to exchange ideas with other like-minded individuals from all over Georgia with a range of professions, from teachers to water conservationists, lawyers, pharmacists, you name…
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Topics include Public School Innovations, Creating a Talent Pipeline, and a New Look for Downtown! Since the beginning of the year 48 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have researched Albany’s history, met with community leaders, toured campuses and neighborhoods, visited recreation areas, and re-imagined downtown in their quest to come up with big ideas and…
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Today GeorgiaForward announced the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors: Carrie Barnes, Tippi Burch, Justice Britt Grant, Cole Posey and Kenita Williams. The non-profit, non-partisan organization, founded in 2010 to bring together business, political, academic and civil leaders to strengthen and improve Georgia, currently has thirteen members on their board and…
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The 2018 Young Gamechangers are busy working on their “challenge questions” for Albany-Dougherty County. Over the course of eight months, these fifty young professionals will research, brainstorm, think BIG, and think BIGGER to develop creative solutions to these four challenge questions. Stay tuned as they get creative to come up with solutions that work with…
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