Douglas County, GA (September 16, 2020) The Douglas County Chamber is pleased to announce the graduating members of Leadership Douglas Class of 2020 and the 2020 Founder’s Award Recipient. The Class of 2020 graduated on August 19th in a ceremony held during the GreyStone Power Luncheon sponsored by Mercer University.
Leadership Douglas is a program of the Douglas County Chamber Foundation. Over the last year, 23 diverse and unique individuals from businesses and organizations in Douglas County made it their goal to enhance their leadership skills and community involvement for the betterment of all citizens, businesses, organizations and governments in Douglas County. The graduates were led by co-chairs Coriya Falker with Radio One and Chris Rentz with Pioneer Residential.
Throughout the ten-month program, students participated in a variety of activities. These included presentations, discussions, work sessions, and an in depth look into community assets such as water resources, government, health and wellness, arts and culture, public safety, education, government and social services. Participants met and interacted with current community and business leaders throughout the year, gaining contacts and an in-depth understanding of the community.
In addition to their monthly classes, the Class of 2020 completed four service projects in the community. The first was the Sanctuary Farm Project which provides support to their mission of providing skills and opportunities for those overcoming addiction through accountability court. The class planted and mulched plants, spread over seven truckloads of mulch, and built a trellis. The second project was the collection of donations to purchase and deliver snacks and other items to healthcare workers at Wellstar Douglas Hospital. The third project involved building planters at the Boys and Girls Club in Douglas County to be used for the students to grow vegetables and learn about gardening. The final project supported the 2020 Census by informing, promoting, and encouraging the public to participate in the Census.