Connected Resilient Communities
The Connected Resilient Communities designation, facilitated by the UGA Archway Partnership, will help communities tap into the resources and expertise at the University of Georgia to address local challenges and become more attractive to economic development.
Selected counties and municipalities will develop a resiliency plan by engaging community residents, analyzing local data, and completing three projects on a scorecard with 10 categories and more than 70 programs in which UGA faculty and students have expertise. Please review the FAQ page for more detailed information.
“Most of the people in Georgia have never been to Athens. They know about the University of Georgia because they see it in their communities.”
– Jere W. Morehead, President, University of Georgia
Communities will be recognized at the completion of each project. Upon completion of all three projects, the community will receive the CRC designation.
An Archway Partnership faculty member will help communities connect with other UGA faculty and students. Communities should expect to spend four to six months on each project, or 12 to 18 months to complete the CRC designation.
UGA Archway Partnership joins forces with College of Public Health to help plan for COVID-19 impact in southwest Georgia – Healthcare professionals in Colquitt County have been better able to plan for providers’ and patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a customized report from the University of Georgia.
UGA Institute of Government strategic planning boosts workforce development in Georgia – The University of Georgia has helped guide workforce development and education planning in a number of Georgia communities, including Cherokee County.
UGA program equips southeast Georgia women for leadership roles – A women’s leadership program developed by the University of Georgia is increasing civic engagement and leadership opportunities for women in southeast Georgia.
The online application can be
For a pdf preview of the application,
2022 application period closed
Selected communities notified: April 4, 2022
For questions or more information:
Michelle Elliott email@example.com or 478-697-4522
City of Thomaston
Platinum Designated Community: