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Editorial: Giving back
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We talk often about the generally good leadership we fortunately have here in Rockdale County.

One of those leaders is one of our Constitutional Officers and Clerk of Superior and State Courts Ruth Wilson.

Ms. Wilson since her election has spent considerable time updating the responsibilities of the Clerk’s Office; she also has found time to be in involved in our community.

She is involved in many groups that support families in the community she is an active member of the Conyers Rotary and she is a graduate of what many people in the know say is the finest Leadership Rockdale class that has graduated from the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s program – the Class of 2012.

What we respect the most about Ms. Wilson is the fact that she takes the money spent in this county for passports, which by state law is hers to do what she wants to do with it, and puts it back in the community.

Ms. Wilson has assembled a board of active community leaders to help her pick groups to award cash donations to assist their programs, this year three groups were honored with donations ranging from $4,000 to $6,000 – Elks Aidmore, which serves at-risk youth, the Rockdale Autism Support Group, and Rockdale Cares, which runs programs for developmentally challenged adults. 

In addition, the Clerk of Court’s Family Law Center program Volunteer Attorney of the Year Donna Swilley has chosen the Project ReNeWal domestic violence shelter as the charity of her choice to receive the $1,000 award.

We salute Ruth Wilson and her staff for thinking of our community first; it is encouraging and gives us hope that indeed there is a positive side to our elected leaders.