Phil Best, Mayor of Dublin

From start to finish, the Young Gamechangers brought a fresh prospective to Dublin by engaging the entire community. From our leaders and business owners to organizations and residents, the process was inclusive and enlightening. A little more than a year later, Dublin has begun to implement each of the Big Ideas presented by the Young Gamechangers. We recently completed a comprehensive plan for a bike trail and river walk, activated a Young Professionals group, continued researching retail recruitment, and launched discussions sparked by the Gamechangers’ willingness to look at old issues with new eyes and open minds. They challenged us, refreshed us, and encouraged us to tackle issues and, in the end, further united a community known for its unity.