In an effort to engage more residents in shaping the region’s future, Knight Foundation today announced it will provide funding to make the consolidation of Macon-Bibb County more open and transparent.
“The $62,200 grant will help forward the transition task force’s goal of creating a new, consolidated Macon-Bibb County focused on serving the public, rather than merely merging the two existing governments,” said Chris Floore, City of Macon Director of Public Affairs.
With the Knight Foundation grant, the Task Force will be able to:
• Purchase new equipment to ensure all meetings are streamed, then archived online;
• Facilitate forums for people to ask questions, get answers, and raise concerns and for the task force to learn what is most important to them;
• Distribute a survey as a way to learn what is important to people and how they would like to receive information about the process; and
• Develop a dedicated website for consolidation information.