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Can you collaborate with community?

Does it concern schools, jobs, or sense of place?

Is it strategic for the region?

Can WE move Macon forward?

Collaboration: The OneMacon Way!

OneMacon is a comprehensive community and economic development five-year strategic plan. The strategy was built by an engaged, diverse collaborative group of community leaders and is focused on three pillars: Schools, Jobs, and Place. OneMacon values that a community with quality schools and abundant job opportunities is a desirable place to live and work.

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With the implementation of the OneMacon plan, we believe:

  • Macon’s economic vibrancy is based on the pillars of jobs, place and school –
    with these pillars interdependently supporting each other to succeed.
  • Macon supports a strong system of education that offers world-class
    opportunities from pre-K to Ph.D.
  • Macon emphasizes efforts to attract, retain and match people with jobs
    throughout the region, creating a better quality of life for all.
  • Macon instills a diverse sense of place with an active alliance of community
  • Macon’s most recognized community success is collaboration.

Three Pillars of Community: the OneMacon Way!

I t’s more than a three-legged stool. Not only do Schools, Places and Jobs need each other, but what these pillars hold is Macon’s greatest investment: its people.

The strategic objectives of the OneMacon three pillars are being carried out through the implementation committees, in accordance with the comprehensive, community-driven master plan.

The Three Pillars

Moving Macon Forward: the OneMacon Way!

Keep track with OneMacon’s opportunities, challenges, accomplishments and efforts through the implementation matrix, which notes the progress of the plan in action.

You may also read about the latest news stories coming from the culture of the “OneMacon Way!” of collaboration on the official blog, “We Are One, Macon.”

OneMacon Releases Community Scorecard

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The Five-Year Strategic Plan Indicates Successful Implementation of Schools, Jobs and Place

Actions that Move Community Forward

Macon, Ga. — The OneMacon Steering Committee has released a Community Scorecard that details the success of the five-year OneMacon Strategic Plan, a comprehensive, community-wide economic development strategy created to guide collaborative efforts in improving Macon-Bibb’s prosperity. The Scorecard indicates successful implementation of actions items that serve as economic indicators of community progress.

Victory Continues!

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AASA, The School Superintendents Association,announced Dr. Curtis Jones, Jr., as the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year® during theNational Conference on Education in Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday, February 14. Now in its 32nd year, the National Superintendent of the Year® program, co-sponsored by AASA, VALIC and First Student, celebrates the contributions and leadership of public school superintendents. Hundreds of school system leaders will donvened at AASA’s national conference to discuss the most critical issues in public education.

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OneMacon Way Episode 7: Where Town Meets Gown

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When you think about southern college towns, Macon, Georgia wasn’t always the first to come to mind. Historically, however, our midsize, centrally-located city has been home to opportunities to pursue higher education since the 19th century. This roundtable recording with three college presidents discusses Macon’s new found college town status and growing opportunities. What’s been there all along has now taken one of the most prominent roles — and purposes — in community progress.

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