Chamber Announces Leadership Coweta Class of 2008-09

Thu, 10/30/2008 - 2:29pm
By: The Citizen

Twenty-two citizens of Coweta County have begun a seven-month course of study as part of Leadership Coweta, a community leadership development program offered by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

The Class of 2008-09 includes: Tom Barron, Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors; Caryn Broome, Cambridge House Enrichment Center; Jeff Burgess, Coweta County Schools; Will Conoly, Bank of Coweta; Brian Davis, PAPP Clinic; Josh Evans, Town of Moreland; Joseph Hajducko, West Central Technical College; Holbert Hale, Jr. (Dunk), Diamotec; Sharon Hazel, Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity; Kelly Hines, Piedmont Newnan Hospital; Pamela Johnson, BB&T; Amy Matistic, Summit Healthplex Pharmacy; Leslie Merriman, Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity; Nathan Nipper, Piedmont Newnan Hospital; John Proffitt, J3Development; Amy Riley, The Heritage School; Joni Scarbrough, Newnan Utilities; Owen Searcy, Georgia Power Company; Amanda Sexton, Coweta County Schools; Sarah Shirley, Canongate Golf Clubs; Connie J. Singleton, McKoon Funeral Home; and Chris Smith, Southern Company.

The Leadership Coweta experience begins with an annual one-day retreat. Over the course of the program, participants examine virtually all aspects of life in our County, including education, healthcare, regional leadership, community, economic conditions, growth, daily life, infrastructure, community safety and local government. The curriculum is tied closely to the work of the Chamber-led Vision 2020 community visioning process.

“Leadership Coweta was a great experience for me, and I’m delighted at the level of interest and engagement that continues for this program,” said Dee Dee Bogolin, Personal Lines Producer at J. Smith Lanier & Co. and chairperson of the Leadership Coweta program. “With every class, participants bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives about our County, so there’s always something new to learn and to consider, both from the presenters and from fellow classmates.”

The Chamber will begin accepting applications for the 2009-10 class next summer. To learn more about Leadership Coweta or other leadership programs at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, contact the Chamber at 770-253-2270 or email

About the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce

With more than 700 members throughout Coweta County, the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing economic prosperity for all Coweta’s citizens. As the county’s largest business organization, the Chamber works to provide business leadership to foster an economic and cultural climate favorable to all business, in order to create a higher quality of life for all residents.

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