Caribbean Community Leader Courtney G. McFarlane Honored by Georgia State Representative

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Courtney McFarlane Honored

L-R: State Rep. Hon. Mike Glanton, Bishop Charles Holiday, Benjamin Waldrop on behalf of Teresa Tillman, Jameka Fields,  LaShonda Dillard, Tawanna Nelson, Giovanna Alston, Mary Dewberry, Georgia’s Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Courtney McFarlane


On Tuesday June 18, 2013 Georgia State Representative Hon. Mike Glanton of District 75, issued a Resolution honoring the Clayton County Grassroots Institute class of 2012 at the Georgia State Capitol.  On hand to congratulate the honorees was Georgia’s Lt. Governor Casey Cagle who thanked the graduates for their service to their communities.   This year’s group of honorees included Caribbean community leader Courtney G. McFarlane.

Each year since 2005, the Clayton County Grassroots Leadership Institute identify, train and nurture emerging leaders to better serve the needs of the Clayton County community.

 The 2012 graduates include Teresa Tillman, Area Vice-President of Waffle House (Chairperson and recipient of the 2012 Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award), Courtney G. McFarlane, Executive Director of the Caribbean-American Advancement Foundation, Inc. (Recipient of the 2012 M.E. “Mike” Glanton, Sr. Servant Leadership Award), Bishop Andrew S. Holiday III, Founder of Foundation Shaken Ministries, Inc. Cori Collins, Atlanta Technical College, Giovanna Alston, Special Ed. Clayton County Board of Education, Jameka Fields, Board Member Southern Regional Hospital Authority, Katrina Brantley, Community Wellness Manager Clayton County Board of Health,  LaShonda Dillard, Para-Legal, Mary Dewberry, President of Clayton County Council PTA, Sunceree Ravenell, Millitary Veteran,  Terrence Campbell, Financial Specialist AT&T  and Tawanna Nelson, Outreach Specialist Clayton County Board of Health.

The Resolution noted that the 2012 Grassroots Leadership class has established a standard of partnership and collaboration with emphasis on community leadership practices developed by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership of the University of Georgia.

The Resolution also noted that the graduates have pledged to take active roles in the affairs of the community through a wide range of endeavors and pursue projects which will enhance and impact the economic, cultural, and social development of their communities by interacting with alumni members, government leaders, and community service projects.




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