Community Pride


    “Nonprofit community partnerships do well.”


    In the area of community pride, responses were split relatively evenly between strengths/opportunities and weaknesses/threats—which is a good place to start from, knowing that there’s a lot to be proud of but also being aware that there is work to be done.


    Strengths and Opportunities

    • Economic development is done well
    • Good access to I-85 for industrial development
    • Jolly Park
    • National battlefields
    • Downtown is key! Good!!
    • Cava Heritage and Art Chaps
    • Knowing what the problem is!
    • Small businesses
    • Neighbors helping neighbors
    • Nonprofit community partnerships do well
    • A rich history

    Threats and Weaknesses

    • More areas for arts, music, theater in the school system
    • To focus on more areas—arts, music, theater in the school system
    • Communication
    • Empty real estate
    • Unkempt properties
    • Parks and Recreation needs expanding
    • Community needs a new BRAND
    • Punitive culture of law enforcement and courts
    • Update downtown
    • Green spaces
    • Eating/dining