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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners announced the launch of the planning process for Douglas Forward 2025, a five year strategic plan that will provide the framework for meeting the current needs of citizens and plans for the future growth of the community.
The Douglas Forward 2025 strategic plan will serve as a guiding document for the Board of Commissioners when setting the priorities and policy for the administration and will allow the county to operate in a unified manner.
“The purpose of the strategic plan is to set a clear vision and list of priorities to accomplish by the year 2025,” Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones stated. “We want to make sure citizens throughout the county are heard, valued, and involved in this process. As the county’s diverse population continues to grow, it is crucial to ensure the plan highlights the most important ideals for the community.”
Throughout the process Chairman Jones, District Commissioners and other facilitators will host an estimated 50 virtual listening sessions with residents to collectively bring forth ideas that will ensure a cohesive vision for the county’s future. These sessions will allow citizens and community stakeholders to be involved in the entire process. To maintain transparency, video recordings and printed summaries from each listening session will be provided to the public on all county platforms. The information gathered in these sessions along with other collected data will assist in the plan development.
“The Board of Commissioners are collectively committed to extensively engaging a wide spectrum of stakeholders in developing the strategic plan,” Director of External Affairs Tiffany Stewart-Stanley stated. For this strategic planning process to be successful, it is imperative for Douglas Forward 2025 to include input from a vast array of constituents to effectively outline goals and measurable outcomes for Douglas County.”
The strategic planning efforts will be led by the Department of External Affairs along with a team of county employees with a variety set of skills. Lionheart Consulting Group, LLC will also provide support and guidance for the strategic plan. Lionheart Consulting Group, LLC provides advisory services across all industries to help organizations drive institutional change, build leadership capacity, mitigate franchise and reputation risk with a particular focus on strategic planning, diversity programs, and corporate social responsibility.For more information on Douglas Forward 2025, please visit www.celebratedouglascounty.com or email DouglasForward2025@co.douglas.ga.us.
Food PantryFirst Presbyterian Church of Douglasville, Wellstar Health System and Goodr are partnering to provide a monthly food pantry for residents of Douglas County experiencing food insecurity. The first food pantry will be held on Saturday, March 27th in the back parking lot of First Presbyterian Church from 10am – 11am. First Presbyterian Church is located at 9190 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, GA 30134. There will be additional pantry days on the 4th Saturday of each month through July 2021.
You will need to register in advance. Registration will open on March 20th. You can register ere: www.wellstarfirstpresbyterian.splashthat.com [wellstarfirstpresbyterian.splashthat.com].
Mary Lou Bailey Funk: Pop Up Arts ShopApril 1st -30th8652 Campbellton St.Douglasville, GA 30134Free admission and open to the publicMonday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm770-949-2787Website:http://artsdouglas.org/event/april-pop-up-arts-shop-2/?instance_id=944 [artsdouglas.org]Our POP UP ARTS SHOP is the place for amazing one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists. Each month we will feature a different artist that works with varying mediums. Be sure to stop by the CAC for some amazing arts and crafts before they’re gone!
Cheers to the Arts- Wine in the WoodsThursday, April 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Dog River LibraryDouglasville, GA 30135Presented by the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County.770-949-2787
Website: http://artsdouglas.org/2577-2/ [artsdouglas.org]
Come and experience entertainment, tastings, games, art vendors, door prizes, and much more
DEA Pill Take Back DaySaturday, April 24, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.mDo you have old or expired medications? Douglasville Police Department has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority, and Douglas County Safe Kids during the DEA Pill Take Back Day to help you clean out those medicine cabinets. Location: Douglasville Municipal Complex at 2083 Fairburn Rd, Douglasville, Georgia 30135 on April 24th between 10:00am and 2:00pm to do your disposals. No questions asked, no forms or ID required. Liquid and pills are accepted. You can leave your medications in the original containers or empty them into a sealed plastic bag. NO sharps or inhalers will be taken at this event, just medications.