The Union Recorder


February 19, 2014

Summit Communiversity announces board of directors

MILLEDGEVILLE — Summit Communiversity, the new name for the Milledgeville-Baldwin Communiversity, expects to finalize the agreement allowing work to begin to bring new life to the old Shaw manufacturing facility. 

Jimmy Jordan, attorney for the City of Milledgeville, has confirmed with David Sinclair, chairman of Solar Zones LLC, that he should have a draft of a lease-purchase agreement within two weeks.

As has always been the intent, Summit Communiversity will build out the space as needed. Among the first tenants will be The Milledgeville Players, Solar Zones LLC, and an extended presence of Georgia’s Old Capital Museum.

Following the successful model of Featherbone Communiversity in Gainesville, Ga., Summit Communiversity has worked closely with Featherbone’s founder Gus Whalen. 

In September, the board of Summit Communiversity and members of the Milledgeville community traveled to Gainesville to sign a Declaration of Interdependence joining the National Association of Communiversities (NAC). 

Co-founders of the association are Featherbone, Bonner County Communiversity of Sandpoint, Idaho, Chaffey College of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and Community Futures Boundary, Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada.

Summit Communiversity board members are Mike Couch, Dr. Renée Fontenot, Charlotte “CC” Sinclair, Sherri Malone, John Geist and Fiona Geist. 

The board has been working with a variety of organizations across the state learning best practices and assessing how the lessons of others communities match with Milledgeville’s needs. After recent visits to College Park and Lawrenceville members of the board returned excited about mirroring opportunities to match the skills of the students from the three colleges in Milledgeville. 

A trip to another community proved valuable for the lessons shared on what not to do. 

“It’s been incredible,” Sinclair said, “of the things people will share if you ask.” 

The mission of Summit Communiversity is to provide a shared space for a wide range of activities including theater, arts and entrepreneurial innovation. As a community resource, Summit Communiversity will provide inspiration, incubation and growth to foster learning, education and the development of economic potential for our community. 

Text Only
Local News
What we're covering.jpg


Between the Lines.JPG

Cade Bass practices her pitching technique at the newly opened Between the Lines 8,000-square foot indoor facility located inside the Columbia Center at 611 Hammock Rd. Members gain 24-hour access to the batting cages, tee work and soft toss training stations, pitching rubber and areas for various agility and other sport-related fitness activities.

Local Sports
04-19 Grigley signing 1.JPG

Baldwin High track and field senior Alashawn Grigley signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Jackson State University Thursday with teammates, family and supportive coaches present.

Local Weather Radar
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down Rise of the Milkbots TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Raw: Keflezighi, Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon Teen hitchhikes in wheel well of flight from California to Hawaii Lindsay Lohan's Jaw-Dropping Secret President Sends Message To Boston And Marathon Runners LA Pastor Attracts Churchgoers with Pot Lauren Stoner Shows Off Her Incredible Bikini Body