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.
“If we choose to disregard what we’ve been handed, we’ll have no one to blame but ourselves.”
- Jim Bueermann
“To have opportunities and quality of life, you have to focus on education.”
- Nora Vargas
“Every child has an opportunity to succeed—we just have to open the doors.”
- Celina Rodriguez
“The only way to make a difference is to step up and do something about it.”
- Lt. Tim Murakami
“There is no ‘us’ versus ‘them’ in government. Government is us.”
- Jennifer Waggoner
“Good government recognizes that business creates jobs. Good government turns red tape into red carpet.”
- Lucy Dunn