2022 National Award for Community Engagement


Regional leadership forum focuses on collaboration and generational differences

Augusta-area leaders gathered at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown on May 4 for their annual regional leadership forum. This year’s focus was on collaboration, generational differences and how both relate to leadership. The one-day event was facilitated by… Full story

State Botanical Garden celebrates Earth Day 2015 with prairie restoration planting

Prairies are something new to Georgia – or maybe very old, depending on your point of view. Conservation professionals at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia are betting that prairies have been around a long time, at least since the… Full story

Pulaski County Archway Partnership forms Downtown Merchants Association

In October, the Archway Partnership in Pulaski County hosted a community-wide listening session to update priorities and share recent accomplishments. At this event, support and interest for Hawkinsville’s downtown was the main priority to emerge. This resulted in the creation… Full story

Public Service and Outreach veteran named director of Archway Partnership

Athens, Ga.—Robert E. Gordon Jr., a public finance lawyer and former University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach faculty member, has been named director of the Archway Partnership, effective today. From 2010 to 2014, Gordon served as economic development and… Full story

Griffin-Spalding County named UGA’s 12th Archway Partnership community

Athens, Ga. – Griffin-Spalding County is the University of Georgia’s newest Archway Partnership community, bringing to 12 the number of counties across Georgia to participate in the unique community development initiative. “Griffin-Spalding County has progressive visionary leadership, a key ingredient… Full story

UGA assists with Community Litter Index in Glynn County

For the third year in a row, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant staff have assisted Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful in the completion of a community litter index for Glynn County. A litter measurement tool, the Keep America Beautiful… Full story

Hart County Youth Leadership visits UGA campus

The Hart County Youth Leadership Program kicked off its 2015 class with a half-day opening retreat on January 27 at UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Sixteen 10th and 11th graders participated in experiential activities including teambuilding at Fanning’s outdoor leadership… Full story

UGA’s Archway Partnership enlists business and engineering students to help plan new road in Candler Co.

Writer: Eli Truett University of Georgia students are playing critical roles in helping one southeast Georgia county plan for its growth. Students from the College of Engineering and the Terry College of Business are working with the Archway Partnership, a… Full story

UGA partnership with Georgia Chamber of Commerce launches new statewide leadership initiative

Contacts: Matt Bishop, 706-542-1108, mlbishop@fanning.uga.edu Mary Beth Bass, 706-542-1108, marybeth.bass@fanning.uga.edu Athens, Ga. — The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced at its annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast on January 13, 2015, that it will partner with the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning… Full story

Faculty find common ground, collaborate after meeting on tour

Relationships formed between faculty members during UGA’s New Faculty Tour are resulting in unique cross-disciplinary collaborations that benefit students. Connie Frigo, an assistant professor of saxophone in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and Laura Katz, a business consultant with… Full story