A change is coming

By Ákos Kovach

Resilience, perseverance and determination.

Many famous athletes, politicians and business leaders have expounded on the topic of “never give up.”
Likely you have a favorite inspirational quote that motivates you to keep going even when a door is slammed in your face.

Resilience, perseverance and determination. These are essential attributes in economic development; in fact these same three traits are indispensable while working on maintaining our collective “small town charm.”
Believe it or not – you can change – grow and still be that quaint little blimp on the map. One thing is certain – If you are not growing, you are dying. Enter: Transportation, Tourism & Opportunity Zones.

2019 low-hanging fruit

In the year 2019 what is our low-hanging fruit? Where can we leverage existing success into something bigger and better?

On March 22, we plan to answer those questions and many others!

Starting with an impressive array of speakers, professionals and leaders – Growing Greenlee III sets the stage for the steps we can take between now and the 2020 Census to not only grow our community but also retain the “small town charm” that truly exists deep down at the ‘core’ of Greenlee County.

The Builders, Contractors and Construction Industry Professionals Forum starts early, 8 a.m., in Breakout Room #3. All Realtors®, Loan Officers, Title Company Closers, Home and Construction Insurance agents, developers and investors are invited.

At 9.a.m. a solid group of interested ministers, priests and church leaders from all denominations in Greenlee County will meet in Breakout Room #5. The goal is to see if there is sufficient enthusiasm and support to create a Greenlee County Ministerial Alliance.

History of Growing Greenlee

The plenary session will kick off at 10 a.m. where the County will showcase all three members of the Board of Supervisors. County Administrator Kay Gale will co-present with Supervisor David Gomez on the history of Growing Greenlee and goals that have been met with others on the horizon.

Clifton Vice Mayor Barbara Ahmann will welcome all the speakers and guests to take a tour of Clifton and enjoy the scenery, shops, museum and natural wonders.

We will also hear from our strategic partners such as the SBDC, Graham County Chamber, Lordsburg Chamber and others.

The working lunch will be accompanied by an opportunity to network in addition to time set aside after adjournment.

We welcome questions. We encourage the notion that “each one – bring one.”
Just please let us know how many will be in your party by March 18.