It’s all about coming together; leaders from all over the Wiregrass are looking at ways to cooperate with each other and in turn, grow their city.
"I think it's very important that leaders understand that while in many ways we're separate, in many more ways we're tied together because we all are impacted when something bad happens or when something good happens. It impacts us all," says Dothan City Manager Mike West.
At the Wiregrass Regional Summit, city leaders are discussing many topics, ranging from improving the cultural arts, to enhancing public safety, and bringing in new industries.
"We bring people together to talk about common problems. From that discussion, we hope they decide to come together to work together to have a common solution," says Envision Coordinator Thomas Harrison.
Displays at the meeting explained ways cities can come together.
"We saw this as an opportunity to present some of the things we're doing in the long-range plan and the growth for Dothan. This is a good venue. We have a lot of people from around the region. What we're trying to preach is that Dothan's growth is a regional effort, rather than just focusing on the city specifically," says Steve Spry, Dothan's long range planner.
But overall, summit coordinators hope the meeting will bring better jobs and amenities to Southeast Alabama.
The Wiregrass Regional Summit wrapped up Friday around noon.