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GV2040 carries with it the promise of a greater future for Gaston County. The more voices we include in this incredibly important enterprise, the better off we all will be.

Strategic Initiatives Director, Gaston Business Association Vincent Ginski

Gaston County needs a shared vision where every resident, community, church, and business can see its role own role in making this a great place to live.

Gaston County Extension Director - NC Cooperative Extension Service David Fogarty

Gaston Vision 2040 is vital because Gaston County is growing expeditiously. GV2040 will assure all stakeholders create and design a community befitting for current and future residents of Gaston County.

Community Centered Health Director - City of Gastonia Councilwoman, Ward 6 Donyel Barber

I am excited about the visioning process for Gaston Vision 2040 and its implementation. It is vital that ALL citizens be part of this process and have an opportunity for their voice to be heard.

Senior Pastor of the Mt. Zion Restoration Church Dr. Rodney B. Freeman

The Gaston County Community should participate in the 2040 Vision Plan as the plan relates to Community Engagement. The community must work and collaborate with community groups, people of all races, neighborhoods, organizations, businesses, stakeholders for fairness, justice and empowerment. By being connected geographically and sharing special interest in similar situations helps to address issues affecting the well being of the Community for the strategic planned future growth of generations to come.

Business Owner Carl A. Harris, Assoc. AIA, REM-ARM, GC