LEAD Polk stops by Gold Dome for tour

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - Con­trib­uted by Blair El­rod

LEAD Polk took to the Capi­tol on Thurs­day, Oct. 19, to tour the iconic build­ing where the State Se­nate and House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives meet each year.

Our group was treated to tour­ing the build­ing’s his­toric col­lec­tion of por­traits and mu­se­ums. Items from Geor­gia’s his­tory lined the walk­ways as we learned about the rich past that has brought us to the state we call “home” to­day. From the rec­og­niz­able gold dome with Miss Free­dom to the ex­hibits filled with blue prints for the fu­ture of Geor­gia, LEAD Polk was ed­u­cated on the state’s re­mark- able found­ing as a colony, its’ role in the civil rights era as well as the re­cent cul­ti­va­tion of the film in­dus­try, as Geor­gia is named the “se­cond Hol­ly­wood.”

The group also met Sec­re­tary of State, and Gov­er­nor can­di­date, Brian Kemp be­fore re­turn­ing to Polk County for a Lunch and Learn with Andy Camp, Vice Pres­i­dent of Nextsite.

Nextsite, a com­pany that com­mu­ni­ties col­lab­o­rate with, brings forth un­par­al­leled re­search, mar­ket anal­y­sis and map­ping sup­port to as­sist in the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of real es­tate and re­tail op­por­tu­ni­ties that have sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on cities and coun­ties. The group learned tools and tech­niques to help fos­ter down­town de­vel­op­ment and cul­ti­vate re­tail growth that adds value to stake­hold­ers and res­i­dents.

The LEAD Polk Class of 2017 will par­tic­i­pate in two more classes ses­sions: Lead­ing Com­mu­nity Change as well as a ses­sion de­voted to tour­ing the health­care fa­cil­i­ties of Polk County, be­fore grad­u­at­ing on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9th. If you are in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing for the LEAD Polk Class of 2018, please con­tact the Pres­i­dent of the De­vel­op­ment Author­ity, Missy Ken­drick at 678-971-3095 or by e-mail at mis­syk­[email protected] polk­ge­or­gia.com.

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