“One thing that we all firmly agreed upon was quality of life is key to the foundation of any city and the foundation of growth for any city,” said Craig McCoy, chief executive officer at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. “When you look at quality of life is how you have recreational opportunities.”
Leadership Johns Creek 2012 was made of 28 business, professional and community leaders.
McCoy said the Leadership Johns Creek class operated differently this year than classes have in the past. Leadership classes are always split into four distinct groups and the groups choose a project to impact the community, but this year the groups worked together in the Technology Park area to enhance the fitness trail with art, exercise equipment, more landscaping elements and new trash receptacles.
“Our vision was: How do we work as four independent teams with a collective vision adding a part to a whole on each,” McCoy said.
Several members of the Leadership class said they have already seen people using and appreciating some of the improvements to the area.
“This program has been an incredible asset for Johns Creek,” said Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker. “It’s one that has truly made an impact on Johns Creek over the brief period of time it’s been in place.”
Leadership Johns Creek is currently taking applications for its 2013 class. The eight-month program will begin in September and is anticipating 30 members.