Our Mission is to promote balanced and responsible growth in Butts County, Georgia.
Partners for Smart Growth was formed in the Spring of 2007 by a group of individuals, businesses and professional leaders interested in the future of our community. Realizing that Butts County is on the cusp of fast growth, these leaders want to assure our community avails itself of economic growth opportunities while maintaining its rural character and small town atmosphere.
This group is not a political action committee nor a lobbying group. We have simply joined hands as community leaders and business persons to offer assistance to our county leaders and decision-makers in ensuring that our county grows by design and not by default.
The three avenues through which we work are education, information and association. We attempt to educate ourselves and our elected leaders through quarterly luncheons featuring guest speakers who are experts in their respective fields as related to smart growth. We seek to inform our partners and community leaders through a monthly newsletter featuring articles about smart growth and newsworthy events and projects here in Butts County. We attend all Jackson City Council and Butts County Commission meetings and provide our partners with email report of any actions that relate to smart growth. And we associate through periodic “members only” meetings where we network and plan projects that we believe will move our county forward.
We are always on the look-out for like-minded business persons and community leaders to partner with us.
Annual Report of Activity
Partners holds their Annual Meeting in July of each year. At that meeting new Directors are appointed and the Annual Report of Activity is presented. To view the Annual Report for the period July 2014 thru June 2015, click on the link below.
January 9- Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
February 1- Butts County Day at the Capitol
February 23- Open Meeting- Georgia Film Office
March 1st- Scholarship Application Deadline
March 4- Butts County Chamber Banquet
March 18- City Wide Cleanup Day
April 1- Celebrity Roast- Judy Weaver Yielding
May 13- City Wide Clean Up
May 18- Open Meeting (Announce Scholarship Recipients)
May 26th …. Scholarship Presentation…JHS Graduation
June 17- City Wide Trash Clean Up
July 13th …. Partners Annual Meeting @ Fresh Air
August 12- City Wide Trash Clean Up
Sept. 23- City Wide Trash Clean Up
October 28th- Jackson Alive Festival
Political Forum General Elections If needed
Golf Tournament Benefiting Scholarship Program
Nov. 2nd …. Partners Open Meeting
December 1st- Jackson Christmas Parade