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Oct. 5 - Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition to Co-Host Community Conversations with Chatham County

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

October 5, 2017 - The Chatham County Board of Commissioners and Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition are co-hosting community conversations to learn more about what’s important to people living in of our community.  The information gathered will be compiled and used during a Solutions Summit spring 2018 where we will explore opportunities and prioritize goals. 

The following community meetings have been scheduled: 

  • 10/5/2017 (10 – 11:30 a.m.) District 6 - Coastal GA Botanical Gardens
  • 10/5/3017 (6:30-8:00 p.m.) District 7 - West Chatham YMCA
  • 10/9/2017 (6-7:30 p.m.) District 8 - Woodville Tompkins Institute
  • 10/10/2017 (10 - 11:30 a.m.) District 1 - Coastal Center for Development Services
  • 10/10/2017 (6-7:30 p.m.) District 4 Wilmington Island - Islands Library
  • 10/12/2017 (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.) District 2 - Juliette Low Elementary
  • 10/14/2017 (9 - 11:00 a.m.) SECF Early Learning College - Haven Elementary 
  • 10/16/2017 (2 - 4:00 p.m.) District 4 Skidaway Island - Skidaway Island Methodist Church
  • 10/16/2017 (6- 7:30 p.m.) District 3 - Thunderbolt Senior Citizen Center
  • 10/17/2017 (10 -11:30 a.m.) District 2 - Chatham County DFCS
  • 10/17/2017 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) District 4 - Tybee Island Tybee
  • 10/28/2017 (9 - 11:00 a.m.) SECF Parent University - Savannah High School
  • 10/30/2017 (11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) District 7 - Savannah Technical College - Academic Common
  • 11/1/2017 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) District 7 - West Chatham Middle School
  • 11/2/2017 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) District 5 - Henderson Golf Club
  • 11/6/2017 (6 - 7:30 p.m.)  District 3 - Savannah High School
  • 11/7/2017 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) District 5 - Hodge Elementary
  • 11/13/2017 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) District 8 - Mercer Middle School
  • 11/14/2017 1:00 - 2:30 pm District 8 - Port Wentworth Gym
  • 11/14/2017 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) District 6 - Georgetown Elementary
  • 11/15/2017 (6 - 7:30 p.m.) District 1 - Jewish Educational Alliance 

At the meetings, Chatham County departments will be represented to provide updates on projects specific to each district as well as an array of partners in regards to services and support for residents.  The conversation agenda will include a status report on progress and challenges regarding the recommendations of the Blueprint.  Participants will evaluate the Blueprint goals, review the indicators and make recommendations on priorities for the future work plan.  Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend at least one of the community conversations.

Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition (CGIC) was awarded a contract with the Chatham County Board of Commissioners in 2014 to develop a community-wide plan known as the Chatham Community Blueprint.  The Blueprint was created through intense community engagement and prioritization that included citizen input at all levels.  In December 2015, the Blueprint was presented to the Board of Commissioners. The Blueprint integrated other concurrent planning processes from various partner organizations. Most importantly, the Blueprint aims to provide residents with an opportunity to be engaged and have a voice in their community.

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