Matt Bogue, co-chair for the Lowndes Community Foundation, outlines five key focus areas for Columbus and Lowndes County during an interview at The Dispatch on Friday. The foundation formed a steering committee broken into task forces centered on poverty, education, community engagement, crime/addiction and leadership vision for the future. These task forces are the next step in a process that started with the foundation's community conversation in March where roughly 200 people attended.

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Building a better community, according to Matt Bogue, starts with supplying nails to the people with hammers.



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