2012 GeorgiaForward Forum drives key themes in moving Georgia….Forward!

By Michael Mumper

Last month I joined some 225 government, academic, civic and education leaders convening in Athens, Georgia, as part of GeorgiaForward’s third annual conference.

The goals of the forum were formidable.

As Maria Saporta captured in her recap of the forum:

As long as we are a divided state with multiple and contradictory visions for Georgia we will never reach our potential.  So how can Georgia build consensus towards a cohesive and inspirational vision for our state? …. How can Georgia in 20 years become a national model for prosperity in every corner of the state?

Deke Copenhaver, Mayor of Augusta put his thoughts of the conference in perspective: “This is the most important initiative that the state has going…statewide collaboration to address statewide issues.”


Catch a 3-½ minute video that summarized the focus of the Forum:

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