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GeorgiaForward Announces Douglasville/Douglas County Community for Young Gamechangers

September 21,2015

Statewide non-profit GeorgiaForward named Douglasville/Douglas County as
the location for its next Young Gamechangers leadership and action program. The program
brings together 40-50 emerging leaders from around the state to one Georgia community to
propose fresh, thoughtful solutions to some of their longstanding challenges.

To fill this Young Gamechangers class, GeorgiaForward is looking for innovative thinkers from
around Georgia and from multiple sectors including business, law, public health, real estate,
urban planning, the arts, non-profits, foundations and academia. Ambitious minds from any
sector will be considered for the program. Young professionals between the ages of 24 and 40
who live in Georgia may apply online at georgiaforward.org/young-gamechangers. Applications
are due by Friday, October 30, 2015.

“Douglas County is thrilled to have been selected as the location for the 2016 Young
Gamechangers program,” said Tom Worthan, Chairman on the Douglas County Board of
Commissioners. “We look forward to having young professionals from across the state in our
community to help highlight the strengths that we have as a community and to help us identify
areas to make Douglas County an even stronger and more vibrant community in the future.”
“This exciting announcement is due to the collaboration of our community leaders, who worked
together to bring Young Gamechangers to Douglasville,” said Chamber CEO Kali Boatright. “As
our region continues to thrive and change, our business and community executives recognize
the importance of engaging leaders of all types in planning for the future. The Chamber is
particularly proud to host young professionals from all over the state and to show them what our
community has to offer.”

“We are very excited to bring Young Gamechangers to Douglasville and Douglas County,” said
Kris Vaughn, Executive Director of GeorgiaForward. “This program is creating tangible change
in Georgia communities by tapping into the wealth of creativity and skills among Georgia’s
young professionals. We continue to see the ripple effect of the Gamechangers’ work in the two
previous communities we worked in and we’re looking forward to what this program will do for
Douglasville/Douglas County.”