The GEC is working to position our organization as a significant community
leader for the 21st century and an advocate for a clean environment and a
healthy economy for coastal Georgia. Through the
Assistance Program (LEAP) of the
Environmental Support Center,
the GEC has contracted for services of a consultant and facilitator (Anne
Harper Consulting of Atlanta) in our effort to develop a plan through which
the Board and membership can increase our effectiveness in achieving our
The GEC has three goals for the next year:
1.) Improve fundraising
techniques; expand and solidify a base of regional support.
2.) Develop and diversify the
3.) Enhance public relations and
communications strategies; assess and improve the GECís perception in the
eyes of the public.
We encourage our members and supporters to participate in forming the new
GEC as we move through the LEAP process. You may be contacted as we survey
our membership and supporters. If a GEC member calls you to ask your
opinion about our work, please take some time to give him or her your
thoughtful responses. This will help greatly in our planning for the new
GEC. Your input will help us evaluate current projects, newsletter, web
site, and help us better serve our community.
Over the past year, many GEC members have been working on the LEAP
project by developing goals and interviewing prospective consultants . A
special thank you for their work on the LEAP to Crystal Gips, Barbara
Bowdry, Paul Redding, Charles DesEnfants, Bill Owens, Steve Ryner, Paul
Lynch, Luanne Lea, and Robert Randall.
The next step in this process will be a an
imagining/planning retreat to be held January 26-27, 2008, at