Tsavatewa named to two civic organizations

Middle Georgia State’s Chris Tsavatewa, who has been selected to participate in two civic organizations in the months and years ahead.

Recently, he was reappointed to the Macon-Bibb Board of Health by the Mayor and the Commission. He will serve a 6-year term, which will expire on Dec. 31, 2022.

Tsavatewa, an assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences, has been selected for the Spring 2016 Class of the Georgia Forward organization’s Young Gamechangers. He will be a regional ambassador and said he looks forward to the work the group will do in Douglasville/Douglas County during the 2016 session.

Here are additional details of the organization:

Young Gamechangers brings together a select number of Georgia’s brightest minds under the age of 40, to help solve pressing policy challenges of one Georgia community. Each class works for six months to generate big ideas and recommendations for persistent challenges in a Georgia community which they present to the community at the conclusion of the program.

In 2012, 25 Young Gamechangers worked together to revision the future of Americus and Sumter County. Participants worked to identify missed economic opportunities, how to make the community a place for the young, entrepreneurial and retirees and what uniquely distinguished Americus from other rural cities.

The second class of Young Gamechangers started at the end of 2013 going into 2014 with big ideas and recommendations for Dublin, Laurens County. These 35 emerging state leaders focused on three challenging questions: How can Dublin better attract and retain merchants while investing in the surrounding neighborhoods to extend downtown’s vitality? How might Laurens County improve its community gateways and signage while creating an appealing brand? How can Dublin strengthen its international appeal, and in the process, attract more entrepreneurs and retirees?

Good luck and congratulations, Chris!