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CAP Welcomes 2017 Coastal Civic Masters Class

CAP Welcomes 2017 Coastal Civic Masters Class

Coastal Alabama Partnership recently welcomed the second class of the Coastal Civic Masters Program (CCM). The program is designed to build a regional leadership coalition to promote the needs of Coastal Alabama, to provide leadership development for area leaders and to build community awareness for leaders on Coastal Alabama issues. CCM is the first regional leadership program in Coastal Alabama and was developed based on recommendations from the Coastal Recovery Commission Report in 2010.
Class members represent area businesses with half from Baldwin County and half from Mobile County. On January 26th & 27th, members participated in an Opening Retreat focused on developing relationships, learning about regionalism and developing their leadership skills. On Thursday evening, class members were joined by several CAP Board Members for dinner at McSharry’s in downtown Fairhope. Friday, Senator Bill Hightower shared his thoughts on leadership, policy making and partnership at the state legislative level.

 

Subsequent day-long seminars will take the class around our two county region, to Bay Minette, Bayou La Batre, Spanish Fort and Mobile. Topics that the group will cover include tourism, seafood industry, regional cooperation and strategic planning. The class will also travel to Montgomery to hear from State representatives, learn about regional and state-wide issues and participate in CAP’s annual Legislative Reception. Ultimately, the class will produce a recommendation (or two) to the CAP Board of Directors to facilitate future agendas for our region.

Welcome Coastal Alabama leaders, we look forward to working with you, now and in the future!

 

Over 100 Stakeholders attend CAP’s 3rd Annual Meeting

Over 100 Stakeholders attend CAP’s 3rd Annual Meeting

On Friday, December 16th, 2016, Coastal Alabama Partnership (CAP) hosted its 3rd Annual Meeting at the History Museum of Mobile. Over 100 stakeholders from Mobile and Baldwin counties attended, including elected, business and community leaders. The program highlighted the purpose of CAP, its accomplishments over the past five years and its future activities.   Members… Continue Reading

Retail Academy Luncheon Brings District 1 Together to Talk Economic Development

Retail Academy Luncheon Brings District 1 Together to Talk Economic Development

On January 17th, 2017, Coastal Alabama Partnership (CAP) and Coastal Gateway hosted a Retail Academy Lunch and Learn for the elected leadership and economic developers from throughout Alabama U.S. Congressional District 1. This is the second time these two regional organizations have collaborated together to provide information on useful tools to their stakeholders that they… Continue Reading

Launch of First Oyster Shell Recycling Program in Alabama

Launch of First Oyster Shell Recycling Program in Alabama

“When you shuck them, don’t chuck them!” That is the rallying cry of the first ever Oyster Shell Recycling Program in Alabama. Launched on October 28th, 2016 at the Original Oyster House on the Causeway, the program collects oyster shells from participating restaurants and after a 6 month process, returns them to Alabama’s waters to… Continue Reading

State of the Art Tourist Destination Coming to Coastal Alabama

State of the Art Tourist Destination Coming to Coastal Alabama

In 2015, over nine million guests visited Coastal Alabama, accounting for 36% of the total number of visitors to the State. Guests from all over the world travel annually to Mobile and Baldwin counties to experience our history, culture, food, attractions, beaches and hospitality. On November 2nd, 2016, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians unveiled… Continue Reading

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