United Way of Central Georgia is excited to announce the hiring of Dr. Sundra Woodford in the dual role of OneMacon! Neighborhood and United Way Community Engagement Project Manager. This position is a collaborative joint venture between United Way of Central Georgia (UWCG) and One Macon 2.0. It is focused on the achievement of shared objectives: to cultivate strong, long-lasting relationships with individuals, neighborhood leaders, volunteers, and community institutions to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods of focus. Dr. Woodford, a lifelong Maconite, will be responsible for neighborhood organization and advocacy, as well as for the planning, implementing, and evaluating of selected strategies.
“The United Way of Central Georgia and OneMacon! both have at their core service that builds on the benevolent strengths of our community toward a unified vision of prosperity for all our citizens,” said Woodford. “I am very pleased to have been chosen to serve in this critical new role toward the stabilization and revitalization of some of our most vulnerable neighborhoods.”
Woodford is well poised for the position as project manager with an extensive background in advocacy, public relations, and education. She’s worked in public service for years and has served on numerous boards including the Bibb County School Board of Education and Land Bank Authority Board. Woodford’s continued commitment to community success and leadership, along with her ability to broadly build relationships makes her a valued asset to the community and ideal fit as project manager in the new OneMacon! Neighborhood and Community Schools Pilot Program.
“We are delighted to have someone with Sundra’s knowledge and experience in this key role,” said George McCanless, President & CEO of United Way of Central Georgia. “I also want to thank One Macon! 2.0 Co-Chairs Judge Verda Colvin and David Thompson for working collaboratively with us on this. Since so many of our goals were congruent, having one person leading both efforts will accelerate our combined ability to work with the residents and leaders in the target neighborhoods on addressing their defined needs.”