After months of research, community input, and planning, Douglas UnitE3 Partners are pleased to present the Douglas County Community Strategic Plan Unveiling. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 22nd from 5-8 p.m. at the Douglasville Conference Center located at 6700 Church Street in downtown Douglasville. This event is free and open to the public.
“This is an exciting time in Douglasville/Douglas County,” explained Douglas UnitE3 Co-Chair, Ana-Elis Perry. “Having a five-year strategic plan provides a roadmap to a collaborative and intentional approach to our future growth.”
The Community Strategic Plan came to fruition through a group of community leaders, citizens, and members of the business community. The process began over two years ago when this group visited Franklin, Tennessee seeking inspiration and observing best practices of the thriving community. The group came together to form Douglas UnitE3, whose purpose is to help citizens envision, engage, and energize positive growth in Douglas County. Douglas UnitE3 is led by Co-Chairs, Gary Miller, CEO of GreyStone Power Corporation, and Ana-Elis Perry, Douglas County resident and community volunteer.
Other organizations involved with Douglas UnitE3 include the City of Douglasville, Douglas County Government, Douglas County Chamber, Douglas County Economic Development Authority, Douglas County School System, Douglasville-Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority, Foxhall Resort, Georgia Power Company, HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects, Hartley Rowe & Fowler, Servis1st Bank and WellStar Douglas Hospital.
The event will feature presentations by Avalanche Consulting who facilitated the strategic plan creation in 2017. Avalanche Consulting is an economic development consulting firm based out of Austin, Texas. Two identical presentations will take place at 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. led by Avalanche Consulting President & CEO, Amy Holloway. The presentation will include the procedural background, the strategy itself, and action items for implementation. Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson and Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson-Jones will provide welcoming remarks at the event.
In addition to the presentation, there will be interactive stations set up with more detailed information on the strategy. This event is family friendly and will feature activity stations outside the Conference Center for the younger audience including music, face painting, games, and sweet treats. Attendees will also receive items featuring the new community brand, which will be revealed at the event. Refreshments will be available for all attendees.
“Now the real work begins! We look forward to implementing a strategy created for the community BY the community,” said Perry.
For more information on this event, please text DOUGLASUNITE to 22828.