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Program seeks volunteers


Volunteers with Tallassee’s participation in Alabama Communities of Excellence are looking to the citizens of the community to help in the first phase of a three-step process.

Alabama Communities of Excellence is a non-profit organization that helps communities develop strategic and comprehensive through a three-step process.  This is achieved through partnerships with various expert firms and organizations such as the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Alabama League of Municipalities, and the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development.

The first step in the process, which will include planning, economic development, quality of life, education/work forces/school system, healthcare, and public safety/emergency services is an assessment of the community’s assets and challenges.

To assist in the assessment process, the volunteers are asking citizens to fill out a survey that will help the team understand the community.

“We have waited quite some time to be chosen for ACE; it’s a highly competitive program.  The mayor and I are very excited about the possibilities that await our town.  We want everyone to have a voice and the survey is an excellent way for people to begin the process,” said Suzannah Solomon Wilson, local coordinator for ACE.  “It takes just a few minutes of your time, and can be finished online or completed on paper.  There are not only questions to answer but a place to make comments, which is very important to the study.”

For those who would like to fill out a paper survey, a complete list of those sites will be available next week.  To fill out the survey electronically, please go to

Once the surveys are collected, the city will host an afternoon of public meeting sessions for citizens.  The team assigned to Tallassee will facilitate the meeting.


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