Four for the Future Award

Cosponsored by Georgia Trend and UGA, the newly established Four for the Future award recognizes communities and regions that have worked across public-private sector and nonprofit boundaries on challenging issues in ways that will lead to improved quality of life. These partnerships demonstrate effective collaboration, leadership, and innovation and offer the promise of long-term community benefits.

2016 Recipients

  • City of St. Mary’s and the St. Mary’s Coastal Resilience and Downtown Development Initiatives
  • Union County and the Union County Community Rebranding Project
  • Statesboro-Bulloch County and the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy
  • Sumter County and the Sumter County Collaboration and Leadership Development Initative

2015 Recipients

  • Jekyll Island Authority and Jekyll Island Master Plan
  • City of McRae-Helena and the McRae-Helena City Consolidation
  • City of Clarkesville, Clarkesville Main Street and Clarkesville Downtown Redevelopment Plan
  • City of Rome, Rome Downtown Development Authority and Rome Downtown Master Plan

2014 Recipients

  • Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce and Cook County Economic Development Commission
  • Cairo and Grady County Community Health and Wellness Issue Work Group
  • Covington and Newton County and the Center for Community Preservation and Planning
  • Toccoa and Stephens County and the Toccoa-Stephens County Tomorrow program

2013 Recipients

  • Georgia Power/Polk County and Surrounding Cities Economic Development Initiative
  • Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center Initiative
  • Tybee Island/Chatham County/University of Georgia Coastal Effort
  • Readers to Leaders Program