Coleman Talley Attorney Janelle Alleyne was selected in December 2017 to serve as one of 48 young professionals in the GeorgiaForward Young Gamechangers program. Young Gamechangers is a leadership action program for Georgia’s brightest minds between the ages of 24 and 40. For the past eight months, the 2018 class has researched Albany’s history, met with community leaders, toured campuses and neighborhoods, visited recreation areas, and re-imagined downtown in their quest to come up with big ideas and innovative solutions to Albany’s persistent challenges. The topics they explored included growing a sustainable downtown business corridor, leveraging existing natural resources, improving efficiency and effectiveness of the community to meet current and future challenges, and growing Albany’s talent pipeline to be the hub for innovation and business in Southwest Georgia. At the conclusion of the 2018 program on August 10, the Young Gamechangers presented their recommendations to the community of Albany/Dougherty County.