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23 individuals graduate from Leadership Sylacauga program to make up its 33rd class


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The latest group of leaders from the Sylacauga area graduated from the Leadership Sylacauga program, marking the culmination of nine months of intensive training aimed at improving community engagement and civic leadership.

The graduation ceremony, held at the B. B. Comer Memorial Library on Tuesday, May 14, honored the 23 graduates who completed the curriculum to make up the 33rd Leadership Sylacauga class.

Organized by the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Sylacauga equips participants with the tools and insights necessary to address different challenges facing the community.

Throughout the program, participants engage in face-to-face discussions with local leaders and institutions, gaining valuable insights into civic and governmental leadership.

Isaac Jennings, Organizational Manager of EARTH, or the East Alabama Rural and Innovation Training Hub, delivered a keynote address emphasizing the importance of adaptable leadership in diverse environments.

Laura Strickland, President and CEO of the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce, praised the achievements of the class and their commitment to making a positive impact in Sylacauga.

Each of the following graduates received a certificate of completion in recognition of their dedication and leadership potential:

Chris Basinger, Blue Bell
Nicole Brown, City of Sylacauga
Jennifer Butler, Renasant Bank
Rosa Butts, Coosa Valley Medical Center Foundation
Shane Culver, Radney-Smith Funeral Home
Hannah Davis, Cadence Bank
Kassey Epperson, City of Sylacauga
John Mark Freeman, Greater Coosa Valley Chamber of Commerce
Camilla Friday, Sylacauga High School SGA
Hester Hamby, Coosa County Schools CTE & Workforce
Nick Hardy, IMERYS
Jaimie Hemby, IMERYS
Shelia Howard, First Bank of Alabama
Eric Howell, OMYA
Stacy Jackson, CACC
Lauren Layton, Sylacauga Parks and Recreation
Melia Morris, Heritage South Credit Union
Allison Motes, B. B. Comer High School
Tom Osborne, Sylacauga City Schools
Renee Osborne, Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce
Danny Shiflett, OMYA
Kristi Thompson, Heritage South Credit Union
Amanda Wisdom, Renasant Bank

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