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History

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.   

Milestones

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formed as part of Gaston Chamber Quality Council.

started operating.

GC3 formed.

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 (GCSC).

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.

GC3 members demonstrated support for the Covid-19 vaccine.


Gaston Together joins with Gaston County to begin work on the Gaston Vision 2040.

New York Times bestselling author Beth Macy discussed her book Raising Lazarus.


Gaston Vision 2040 begins community engagement process.

Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition (GCSC) begins the Community Opioid Education series.


GCSC begins Turning the Tides: Naloxone Training Program.


Faith Fighting Addiction became HOPE in Recovery.


Gaston Vision 2040 became One Gaston 2040 and announces the new county vision.

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