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.
Lidia S. Martinez
“Our people – with their vision and innovative ideas - are California’s greatest strength.”
- Lidia S. Martinez
"To achieve our goals, we must understand that we're all in this together.”
- Deb Nankivell
"There are 38 million of us ... that's a lot of effort we can put together to try to make a difference."
— Bill Mahoney
"We need the government to view the businesses and farmers in California as partners and not adversaries."
— Dino Giacomazzi