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Small Team With Big Ambitions

Welcome to Brunswick, the gateway to the Golden Isles! We believe that making Brunswick both visually appealing and economically vibrant is crucial for everyone—residents, visitors, and stakeholders alike. At Forward Brunswick, we’re all about building a close-knit community where personal connections and collaboration are at the heart of everything we do.

Forward Brunswick Partners
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Our mission is simple.

Our mission is simple yet powerful: to inspire community commitment and raise resources for Brunswick’s revitalization projects. We envision Brunswick as a leader in economic vitality, driven by strong partnerships within our community.

We’re guided by a solid foundation.

These guiding values serve as a compass for Forward Brunswick, guiding our actions, decisions, and partnerships as we work towards a brighter and more prosperous future for Brunswick and its residents.

But what does this mean for you?

It means that together, we can make a real difference. Through collaboration and the diverse experiences of our dedicated Board members, Forward Brunswick is poised to efficiently and effectively tackle development, amenities, and beautification initiatives while nurturing a sense of hope and pride in our community.

Inquire

Are you curious about how you can contribute to Brunswick’s revitalization? Inquire with us to discover the various ways you can make a difference. Understand the specific needs of our community and aggregate your ideas and resources to drive positive change.

Engage

Become an active participant in our mission by partnering with us. Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations to create synergy and amplify our impact. Together, we can achieve more and foster a stronger sense of community.

Contribute

Spread awareness about Forward Brunswick and our initiatives through your networks and social platforms. Participate in forums and discussions to share ideas and collaborate on innovative solutions. Consider making philanthropic donations to support our projects and help us reach our goals faster.

Meet Our Leadership Team & Staff

Our Board members, a diverse group of experienced leaders, are here to listen, connect, and work alongside you. We value your input and believe that together, we can create the kind of community we all want to live in.

Ed Farley

Ed Farley

Chair
Al McKinnon

Al McKinnon

Vice Chair

Terra Winslett

Secretary & Treasurer

Ben Slade

Michele Seals

Jenny Lee

Keith Calhoun

Jason Umfress

Julie Martin

Stephen Moreno, IV

Van Waters

Bernard McCloud

Bernard McCloud

Lance Sabbe

Lance Sabbe

Executive Director
Foster Hayes

Foster Hayes

Communications Manager
jamie gamby

Jamie Gamby

Farmer’s Market Manager
Ed Farley

Ed Farley

Chair
Al McKinnon

Al McKinnon

Vice Chair

Terra Winslett

Secretary & Treasurer

Ben Slade

Bernard McCloud

Bernard McCloud

Michele Seals

Jenny Lee

Keith Calhoun

Jason Umfress

Julie Martin

Lance Sabbe

Lance Sabbe

Executive Director
Foster Hayes

Foster Hayes

Communications Manager
jamie gamby

Jamie Gamby

Farmer’s Market Manager

We Love What We Do

  • Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”

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    Become a Partner

    We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors for their unwavering support and belief in the power of collaboration. Our partners play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission of revitalizing Brunswick and fostering economic vitality through community collaboration.

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    Did you know?

    • Economic vitality means most people in an area have good jobs, successful businesses, and few living in poverty.

      The 2024 Poverty Guidelines (see US Dept of Health & Human Services’s ASPE) states that $31,200 is the guideline for a household of 4 people.

    • Per the 2023 US Census, Brunswick’s population is approximately 15,105.

    • Brunswick’s Liberty Ships Trail is part of the East Coast Greenway, a visionary 3,000-mile route stretching from Maine to Florida. Georgia’s segment spans 144 miles but is currently only 13% finished.