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Posted: December 27, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Local judge named chairman of Leadership Georgia

Horace J. Johnson Jr., a superior court judge of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, has been elected as the chairman of the 2010 Board of Trustees for Leadership Georgia.

Johnson is a graduate of Emory University of Georgia School of Law. Before taking the bench in 2002, he was in private practice for 20 years focusing primarily on general civil litigation and real estate matters. His numerous community and leadership activities include boards of directors for the Washington Street Community Center, Newton Mentoring and United Bank/Covington Division. He also serves on the Board of Counselors of Oxford College of Emory University and is an active member of Columbia Drive United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club of Covington.

Johnson and his wife, Michelle, are 2002 graduates of Leadership Georgia. They have previously served as program chairs (2003) and he as a trustee (2004-2006) and president in 2009.

Leadership Georgia stands apart as one of the nation’s oldest and most successful leadership training programs for young business, civic and community leaders with the desire and potential to work together for a better Georgia. Since 1972, Leadership Georgia has brought together 60 recognized and emerging leaders, along with their spouses, from diverse communities to participate in five programs throughout the year that deal with crucial issues facing our towns, cities and rural communities. Selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants each year, participants have gone on to serve in varied leadership roles in business and government. From mayors to United States senators as well as PTO presidents to CEOs, Leadership Georgia alumni have and are working to make a difference.

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