Dublin to Play Host to Gamechangers Program | Families
Dublin has been selected as the host for a program that'll work to look for both economic and political opportunities.
According to a release, GeorgiaForward's program known as Young Gamechangers, involves young leaders who will spend six months looking for these opportunities and developing proposals for Dublin.
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After fielding applications from several communities across the state, GeorgiaForward selected Dublin, Laurens County as the host community for its second annual Young Gamechangers initiative.
The program annually brings together thirty of Georgia’s brightest minds between the ages of 20 and 40, to help solve pressing policy challenges of one Georgia community.
“We are excited about the possibilities of learning ways to make our community a better one,” said Dublin Mayor Phil Best.
“Dublin and Laurens County boasts several attractive assets, from diverse industries to forward-thinking political leaders,” said Kris Hattaway, Director of the Young Gamechangers. “When we begin work in January, the program will develop creative solutions and address opportunities for improvement while developing the next generation of Georgia leaders.”
“The Laurens County Commissioners are very excited about our community being chosen for this unique program,” said County Administrator Bryan Rogers. “This is another opportunity to gain valuable insight to help make our community the best in Georgia.”
The application process for young leaders was extended to Friday, September 20th at 5 pm. For more information or to apply, please visit http://georgiaforward.org/young-gamechangers/.
“As we strive to be the community that our citizens deserve, we expect great insight and assistance from the Young Gamechangers, said City Manager George Roussel. “We hope that this is only the beginning of a long and productive relationship between Dublin, Laurens County and GeorgiaForward.”
In 2012, twenty-five Young Gamechangers came together to revision the future of Americus, Sumter County. They worked for six months on strategies to identify missed economic opportunities, recruit and retain young professionals, entrepreneurs and retirees.
GeorgiaForward continues to work with leaders in Americus, Sumter County to bring elements of the Young Gamechangers’ proposals to fruition. The community has already implemented the first of several proposals, which called for moving the business incubator downtown.
GeorgiaForward is an independent, non-partisan organization working to improve the state of Georgia by engaging business, political, academia and civil leaders to collaboratively shape a statewide policy agenda.