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Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition

Project ID: 574
CIC Member?:
Active Project?:
Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 09/05/17
Project LocationCoastal Georgia (Savannah)
Lead OrganizationCoastal Georgia Indicators Coalition
Type of OrganizationNonprofit - Community-based

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Multi-County

Issue Areas:
Children/Youth/Families, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation


Project Description

The Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition, Inc. (CGIC), a group of community members and advocates working together in a comprehensive, coordinated approach for planning, accountability, and more recently awarded a contract with the Chatham County to develop a community-wide long range strategic plan. Our goal is to Improve Community Well-Being by engaging and leading the community to work collectively in its development of strategic priorities that guide policy, programs and resource allocation. Project Approach Community Assessment: •Public Opinion Survey. Armstrong State University has been contracted to distribute 26,000 random surveys, equating to 1 in 4 Chatham County households. The goal is to have at least a 15% return rate through the utilization of incentives for completion. This information will be supplemental to feedback collected through neighborhood forums and focus group meetings; all occurring between February and April 2015. Community Engagement: • •Communications & Outreach Strategy. Despite the intense efforts of CGIC, the group ran into a very common planning problem in 2013- lack of public participation. In order to increase visibility and broaden community engagement, CGIC Outreach and Marketing sub-committee is working with Abshire Public Relations to establish ongoing communication of the progress through a variety of sources to include: •Web Site: www.coastalgaindicators.org is the site that will serve as a link to various sponsor pages, will include a calendar of events, meeting minutes, and recently developed publications. •Monthly Electronic Newsletters: will be used to maintain open and continuous communication, list opportunities for involvement, and include updates on progress. •Community Meetings. An array of community participation opportunities will be provided.

What framework does this project use if any?

Awards and Recognitions: None to date.


Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes

Does this project have Performance Measures?: Yes

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

Contact Information

Tara Jennings
Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition
110 East State Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401

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