Friday morning, December 18, Mayor-elect Lester Miller and the Macon-Bibb Forward Mayoral Transition Team presented their report, A Blueprint for a Renewed Macon-Bibb County. The Blueprint, developed by the 31-member mayoral transition team with input from more than 2,000 local residents, focuses on five key areas: Education and Workforce Development, Economic Development, Public Safety, Tourism and Recreation, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
“This process has proven that the people of Macon-Bibb County are able to embrace our diversity, overcome differences and join together to plan for our shared future,” Miller said. “As the first new mayor in 13 years, I am grateful for the full support of Mayor Reichert and the current administration during this transition process and for every idea, question, and concern that the people of Macon-Bibb County have shared. By working together, we will undoubtedly build a brighter future for our community.”
The Blueprint is the result of a three-month process that built upon existing collaborative plans and culminated with a two-day strategic visioning retreat facilitated by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. A project of OneMacon, the transition team prioritized community engagement and input by participating in neighborhood-based public meetings, administering an online survey, hosting virtual “On the Table” events and engaging with citizens via social media.
“Let me be clear, this is the beginning of our work, not the end,” Miller said. “We will continue to work with this outstanding team of leaders and our extraordinary community partners, including the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, One Macon, Knight Foundation and Peyton Anderson Foundation to move Macon-Bibb County forward.”
Learn more at www.MaconBibbForward.com.