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Envision Athens Releases Annual Progress Report

Envision Athens

Envision Athens is now beginning its third year of work. The project recently marked its second anniversary by releasing its Annual Progress Report along with an engagement guide. Project Manager Erin Barger says the guide allows community members an opportunity to get involved. 


“So many people wanted to know how to support Envision Athens and how to engage, and that's not a super easy question to answer given that we have 103 priority actions that we’re pursuing over the next 20 years.”

Envision’s action agenda has a series of 103 priority actions spread across 14 domains. They include categories such as Health, Safety, Education, Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and more. Progress has been made in several areas.  

“We recently achieved 20 percent of Clarke County as protected green space, which is a phenomenal benchmark and accomplishment in the environment domain. We would not have been able to engage in that mapping without that Office of Sustainability and Andrew Saunders, as well as smaller benchmarks in the arts and culture domain. We just recently released the Athens Creative Directory.”

Barger says there is always room for improvement; particularly when it comes to linking education and workplace development in the effort to improve economic mobility. 


To view the Engagement Guide and Annual Progress Report, or for more information, visit Envisionathens.com.  

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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