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Office of Planning and Budget - Intergovernmental Relations - Goals for Georgia Program Subject File

Identifier: 093-02-018

Scope and Contents

This series contains (1) correspondence, (2) program proposals, (3) manuals, (4) descriptions and other organizational papers, (5) progress reports, (6) agendas, addresses of the Governor and other records pertaining to policy, staff, review and regional meetings and conferences, (7) press releases, (8) rosters of co-chairmen, legislative advisers and statewide leaders, (9) public relations records including transparencies, (10) research data including reports from other planning studies and (11) final reports and analyses. The Goals for Georgia program was instituted by Governor Jimmy Carter in April, 1971 and the research documented in these files was completed in December of the same year. The Georgia Planning Association, with Rep. Sam Nunn Jr. as President, coordinated the study, particularly as it involved citizens of the State at the local level. Thousands of Georgians had an opportunity to express their opinions as to realistic goals for their State at various regional meetings which are partially documented in this series. The Association divided its research efforts into the following fields: (1) Education and Intellectual Enrichment (2) Physical and Mental Health (3) Transportation and Communications (4) Social Development (5) Economic Development (6) Protection of Persons and Property (7) Natural Environment (8) General Government. Of particular significance are the records indicating the considerable preliminary planning and research undertaken to establish the program, the operations and standards manuals which were compiled for staff members, the correspondence between professional consultants, the Governor and other government officials and the Bureau (later the Office of Planning and Budget) staff and the documentation on the various conferences arranged by subject area or type, reports are some of a rather obscure statistical nature such as the Ryles reports, but all the reports are impressive in that they indicate a great deal of attention to detail and work by a variety of experts in many fields. The entire completed program was summarized in a widely distributed publication entitled Goals for Georgia, What People Said.


  • Created: 1971


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The records are filed in a numerical system order based on subject or type of record criteria and in a general chronological order as well. It is important to note the finding aid carefully. One should not conclude that all correspondence, for example, is confined to the 100 series of files.

Office of Planning and Budget - Intergovernmental Relations - Goals for Georgia Program Subject File
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Morrow GA 30260 United States