Forward Thinker [Fawr-werd Thing-ker] ? noun: A member of your community who saw a need and is working to fill it.
As the state of California grapples with increasing deficits, high unemployment, and other systemic issues, it has become unable to fill certain community needs. This is where Forward Thinkers come in ? people just like you and me who decided to step up and fill in where the state has fallen short, helping to improve their community, region, or state and inspiring others to do the same. Learn more about these outstanding Californians, and suggest one yourself.
“We all have the capability to get involved in our communities.”
- Joyce Cooksey-James
“It's okay not to be the smartest or richest, but it's not okay to sit back and expect change to come.”
- Griselda Barajas
"To hold our elected leaders accountable, we must be informed and engaged."
- Phil Tabera
“We‘ve got to take responsibility for what our communities look like and how we sustain it for our children and their children.”
- Marian Bergeson
“Whatever your passion, we must not sit back and do nothing. We've got to improve the situation.”
- Chon Noriega