Young Gamechangers to present big ideas to Albany civic leaders

Gamechangers present improvement ideas
Young Albany Gamechangers meeting (Source: WALB)
Young Albany Gamechangers meeting (Source: WALB)
Beau Sinyard (Source: WALB)
Beau Sinyard (Source: WALB)
Sarah Cook (Source: WALB)
Sarah Cook (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A young professional group called the Young Gamechangers is looking to change the game for Albany.

Friday afternoon nearly 50 people who serve on the committee will present their recommendations to county and city leaders.

It's an opportunity for young professionals to recommend ideas to civic leaders. The goal is for the civic leaders to implement the ideas and create sustainable changes.

The 48 Gamechangers are divided up into four groups: downtown development, workforce development, government efficiency, and leveraging existing natural resources.

These people were selected through a competitive application process and have been hard at work since the beginning of the year.

One of the selected people to serve as a Gamechanger is Beau Sinyard, a native of Albany, who works as a Pharmacist in the city.

His group has created three smaller ideas he hopes will lay the foundation for larger ideas to come.

"We also have very large ideas that are going to be quite a feat for Albany to take on, but with the proper planning they could be ideas that really enhance this community," said Sinyard.

Another person selected to serve on the committee is Sarah Cook who lives in Ashburn. She is the director of domestic trade for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and is part of the downtown redevelopment committee.

Her group's task was to collaborate upon ideas to make sure downtown Albany has vibrant and sustainable development.

"I hope that the ideas and suggestions the Young Gamechangers present will be utilized by local officials and put into place to help Albany be a really shining star in Southwest Georgia," said Cook.

Friday's big idea presentation will start at 2 PM at ASU West, in the campus theater and is open to the public.

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