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.
“Being engaged and educated on the issues is everyone's civic duty.”
- Jeremy Yamaguchi
“I want to be a part of giving back to the community that’s given me so much.”
- Paul Betancourt
“We need a population that is educated and able to grapple with and solve tomorrow's problems.”
- Michael Wilkes