Partners for a Prosperous Athens, the initiative to combat persistent poverty in Clarke County, will hold its final community meeting Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Clarke Central High School. This will be the last opportunity for citizens to offer ideas and suggestions that could become part of PPA’s final recommendations.
PPA began holding monthly community meetings in March to gather citizen input on fighting poverty. Committees were formed to study six issues related to poverty, and the committees have spent eight months conducting research and gathering information. At the Dec. 4 meeting the committees will finalize their preliminary recommendations.
The PPA Steering Committee will review and prioritize the committee recommendations and draw up a set of final recommendations to present to the community in March.
UGA is one of five co-convenors of PPA. Many faculty, staff and students have worked on the committees, and the Fanning Center is providing primary administrative and staff support for the initiative.