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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

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

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