Glynn County Project Priorities
Priority = Planning for Growth (wraps in Gateways/Entranceways for community)
Coordinated community growth is the top priority for the Glynn Archway Partnership. We have established the first (-ever) committee of area planners (including representatives from county government, city government, the airport, the port, the school system, the local Regional Development Center, Jekyll Island Authority, St. Simons Island Land Trust, Department of Natural Resources and others) to determine how to address growth as a community rather than individual entities. Within this framework, we will address the idea of gateways/entranceways for the community.
Priority = Education
In August 2009, the Golden Isles Career Academy (GICA) will open its doors. GICA is a charter technical school with the mission of “ensuring a viable 21st century workforce for Glynn County.” This is a new endeavor in the K-12 education system and as such a partnership between the local school district, Altamaha Technical College and the College of Coastal Georgia. We are working with the GICA Board of Directors and the local Board of Education in the areas of board training and strategic partnerships.