Panama City Growing Strong has grown as a grass roots nonprofit organization focused on helping make Panama City the best city in the world to Live, Work, and Play.
We were just a group of concerned citizens that saw development in our waterfront communities having the potential to take a direction that could negatively impact the quality of life that our community was known for. We were not an "anti-Development" group. We wanted to have a voice in how our town grew and ultimately what we became as a community.
Since November of 2017 Panama City Growing Strong has been the voice of advocacy for smart, incremental, and economically resilient growth, particularly in the waterfront communities that are most vulnerable to overdevelopment.
We value and support Intelligent, Well-Informed, Forward-Thinking, and Carefully-Implemented actions taken in the revitalization of our city, marinas, and surrounding communities.
We value and support the local government, businesses, investors, and others who promote positive changes to improve quality of life and economic security for the residents, families, businesses, educational institutions, and visitors of our home. From inception we have promoted the critical importance of citizen input to all areas of city management. We have particularly advocated the City commissioning of a professionally facilitated Citizens Strategic Master Vision which we are so proud to say is in the earliest beginning stages right now!
Our successful approach has been through community education and enlightenment of newer principles and methodologies of urban planning and processes that establish a community identity and a sense of place. Our guest speaker series has included national and international urban planning experts and thought leaders, businessmen, mayors, environmentalists, and community angels.
All of our events have been free public events financed solely by membership dues and donations on a shoestring budget. Our members have donated time, meals, homes for lodging, and cars for transportation of our guests.
Now, with the Strategic Master Vision Plan on the horizon, the mission and goals of Panama City Growing Strong must evolve to meet the challenges in implementation of the outcomes and deliverables from the Strategic Plan. Those challenges require the full time skills of an organizational team made up of those experienced in governmental oversight and non-profit management to fully guarantee the Vision and Quality of Life mandates that PC Growing Strong was founded on.
This opportunity given us ,by Gannett and USA TODAY Network, to participate in "A Community Thrives" can be the guarantee that Panama City needs to assure continued, long term implementation and adherence to the decisions that you the people will make for your city's future.
Please join today. Start your own fundraising campaign for this cause and share this challenge with all of your contacts and networks. Be prepared each week to beat our goal and push us to the top of the leaderboard to win all of the bonus prize money available.
THANK YOU FOR BEING PANAMA CITY GROWING STRONG