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Leadership Worth Graduation for the Class of 2015
Leadership Worth held the Graduation for the Class of 2015 on June 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Margaret Jones Library. Chair of Leadership Worth Karon Willis welcomed everybody and introduced the guest speaker for the evening Dr. Matt Bishiop, Director of the University of Georgia JW Fanning Institue for Leadership Development. Dr. Bishop congratulated the class and stated that Leadership Development is the best thing a community can invest in for economic growth. Next LW steering committee member and 2014 LW graduate Gina Connell called up the graduates and Karon Willis presented them with certificates and congratulated them on behalf of Leadership Worth.
Pictured left to right are Graduates and Steering committee. Greg Williams Con Agra, Kristin Merritt Worth County Health Department, Camille Taylor, Century 21 Smith Branch and Pope, Dr. Matt Bishop, UGA Fanning Institute, Valerie Merritt, City of Poulan, Virginia Acord, Worth County Probate Court, Nettie Hatcher, Harvest Studios, Larry Whisenant, City of Poulan, Karen Rackley, LW Steering Committee, Jean Brooks LW Steering Committee, Karon Willis LW Steering Committee, Gina Connell LW Steering Committee, Tony Bell Coca- Cola Distribution, Candace Guarnieri Phoebe Worth Medical Center, Charlie Williams City of Sylvester, Chris Shipp Shipp Shape Lawn Service, Issac Adams City of Sylvester, Jennifer Adams City of Sylvester, Laura Search Worth County Health Department, Melissa Brock Advantage Realty, Kyle Tomlinson Snipes Piggly Wiggly, Kenneth Washington City of Sylvester, and Becky Geer LW Steering Committee. NOT PICTURED: We also had several dignitaries of Worth County present to support our graduates. Betty Bozeman WC Commissioner, Billy McDonald WC Commissioner, Shane Douglas Poulan and Jeff Hobby WC Sherriff.
Leadership Worth would like to thank the Chamber Staff and Government Committee for assisting in the set up for graduation and their help throughout the year, the Leadership Worth Steering Committee and the supporters of the program, without your support we would not be able to maintain such a successful program. LW Steering Committee Karon Willis Chair, Ronnie Graddy Vice Chair, Secretary Wendy Kennedy, Treasurer Karen Rackley, Jean Brooks, Gina Connell Denise Foster, Becky Geer, Mandy Gordon, Brenda Hicks and Shelly McPhaul. Supporters of the Leadership Worth Class are The City of Sylvester, Worth County EDA, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Poulan. WE ARE WORTH THE EFFORT!
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2015
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