LaGRANGE — The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce recently introduced the 31 members of its 2015-16 Leadership Troup class.
Leadership Troup is a nine-month program designed to develop leadership skills and promote community involvement within existing and emerging community leaders from across Troup County. Participants take part in sessions focusing on certain aspects of community life and complete a project related to a specific community concern.
Individuals from business, social services, government and cultural and educational organizations comprise each class, and members must live or work in Troup County.
This year’s participants recently were announced at the Chamber’s Early Bird Breakfast. More than 425 participants have completed the Leadership Troup program since its inception in 1991.
“This year’s class really shows the strengths inherent in the people of Troup County,” Leadership Troup board Chair Phillip Alexander said. “Leadership Troup takes those strengths and molds them, giving the participants skills that they can utilize in helping our community. It’s going to be incredibly beneficial for themselves, the organizations they represent and the people they encounter.”
This year’s participants are Allie Crawford of District 4 Health Services, Andrea Sanders of Interface, Ben Wheeler of DASH for LaGrange, Candi Andrews of Commercial Bank and Trust, Candi Gibson of Twin Cedars Youth Services, Celeste Davis of Johnson Controls, Chris Williams of THINC College and Career Academy, Curtis Brown of Build the Crowd, Cynthia Culbreath of Duracell, Dale Jackson of Jackson Heating and Air, David Wortham of West Georgia Technical College,
Keith Brown of West Georgia Hospice, Jan Gibson of Emory of LaGrange, Jay Jameson of Pain/Jameson, LLC, John Sadosky of the city of LaGrange, Johnny Byrd of the city of LaGrange, Kathryn Scholl of LaGrange Memorial Library, Ley Wynne of the city of LaGrange, Mark Davis of LaGrange College, Michelle Ashmore of Troup County Schools, Raylene Carter of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Beth Snider of Advertising Made Easy, Shannon Birchfield of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Sheree McCurry of Calumet Bank, Stephanie Chambliss-Williams of the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia, Stephen Grote of J.K. Boatwright and Co., Tammy Lynch of West Georgia Health, Trey Wood of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, Vinnie Shank of CASA of Troup County, Will Mines of Freeman and Associates, and Zsa Zsa Heard of the LaGrange Housing Authority.
The class will kick off its year with an overnight retreat in September.
From a press release submitted by LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.