The time has come to bring everyone who supports Forward Brunswick up to date on the latest developments. The enthusiasm for Forward Brunswick as a result of important meetings at College of Coastal Georgia and the Brunswick-Glynn County Library has continued in spite of the constraints of COVID-19 protocols.
In January 2021, the boards of New City Brunswick and Forward Brunswick made the decision to combine their missions under the title, Forward Brunswick. The corporate charter and 501(c)(3) status of New City Brunswick will continue under the new name of Forward Brunswick. A new Chair of the Board of Directors was elected; we congratulate and welcome Ben Slade to the position. Additionally, Erin Granados has been named Executive Director.
Now is a good time to revisit the mission and vision for Forward Brunswick:
Our mission is to advocate people-centric initiatives to foster economic vitality.
We focus on the quality-of-life areas of diverse housing types, attractive surroundings, and available community amenities.
We network and partner with local resources to seek and assist with solutions for community requests and the longevity of neighborhood gratification.
To properly pave our path to growth and success, Jenn McEwen of McEwen Solutions will be leading our strategic planning process. Jenn is an experienced nonprofit professional and consultant with more than a decade of nonprofit experience, education, and expertise. The strategic planning process begins in July and will be completed within 90 days. A formal report will be shared when complete.
During strategic planning, various stakeholders will be engaged and community data will be analyzed. Additionally, the results of a recent synthesis exercise by GA Conservancy will be leveraged. 13 community studies such as Blueprint Brunswick, Envision Glynn, Revitalizing Norwich Corridor, and Brunswick RSVP were reviewed for common themes, projects, and policies as well as gaps and opportunities.
A new website and social media channels are under construction and will be introduced with appropriate publicity. We look forward to sharing these platforms and additional updates with you soon.
Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm of our mission to advocate people-centric initiatives to foster economic vitality. As we know from countless other cities, quality-of-life attracts people and people create economic vitality. We are excited to roll out re-energized Forward Brunswick!
Former Forward Brunswick Leader
Chair of the Board of Directors