Gaston Together was founded in 1997. We started as a part of the Gaston Chamber Quality Council. Our purpose at the time was to “promote the economic prosperity of Gaston County through facilitation and collaboration”.
Through the years, Gaston Together’s mission grew to include other focus areas. Now, we work to promote success in community, health, leadership, and education.
formed as part of Gaston Chamber Quality Council
Community Leadership Awards started
Pride in Gaston Traveling Tour & Proudest Kid in Gaston County Essay contest started
Gaston Community Healthcare Commission formed an alliance with GT
GT was selected as the facilitating organization for Gaston 2012 Economic Development Process
GT formed a strategic alliance with the Gaston Chamber in 2003 for implementation of Gaston 2012
MLK Unity Awards started
served as the lead organization for the Carolina Thread Trail (CTT) mapping process pilot project in Gaston County.
GC3 began the Breakfast of Champions program
GT began a new strategic planning process which resulted in Gaston Vision 2020
Gaston Vision 2020 began a partnership with the Chamber’s Building Blocks program for county strategic planning
GCHC launched Healthy Gaston
GC3 signed covenant with Gaston County Law Enforcement
GCHC established Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition
Civic Engagement Leadership initiative launched
Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition hosted first Behavioral Health Summit and established Clergy Opioid Outreach Team & Medicine Tack Back Team
Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition facilitated the restart of Drug Treatment Court, developed Opioid Response Teams, and began Opioid Prevention & Treatment Champions Program
Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition developed the Faith Fighting Addition initiative & created the Opioid Prevention & Treatment Champions