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Leadership Rockdale's Class of 2013 graduates
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Leadership Rockdale celebrated the graduation of its Class of 2013 in a ceremony held Tuesday, June 18, at Cameron Hall on Green Street. The keynote speaker was Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Other speakers included Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Chair Thua Barlay and Leadership Rockdale coordinator Tim Baker. 

Graduates included: Fran Baker-Witt, Dotti Bala, Dusty Brown, Allison Cason, Ray Cheek, Shirley Dubose, Andrew Hammer, Debbie Hillman, Marcie Howington, Terry Kelly, Mike Milligan, Linda Nabors, Michael Patterson, Cynthia Payne, Jody Porter, Anne Principe, Cheryl Rainey, Sharon Robuck, Debra Russell, Al Sadler, Melanie Scarborough, Erika Sellers, Alan Sherrill, Jennifer Speights, Marshall Walker, Torian White, Erin White, Dana White, Kim Williams.

For pictures of individual graduates, click here or go to 

Graduation ceremony sponsors included: 2 Guys & A Grill Catering, Acuity Brands LIghting, Asurety Construction Services, BB&T, Bank of North Georgia, Corner Market, Copy Central, DuBose Massey Bair & Evans, LLC, Gas South, Georgia United Credit Union, Kaiser Permanente, Liochem, Peachtree Academy, Rockdale Medical Center, Snapping Shoals, EMC, THP, Talley & Associates, PC, The Rockdale News, The Rockdale Citizen, Rueping Associates, United Community Bank, United Bank, Wilson Mathews Insurance, Zaxby's.

Leadership Rockdale is currently looking for nominees for the Class of 2014. The six-month program, operated by the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, takes members one day a month through the infrastructure and resources in Rockdale, such as the school system, industrial plants, and court system, as well as leadership building exercises and retreat.

If you know a leader or budding leader of a non-profit, business, church, school, or otherwise active community member, send the nominee's name and contact information to Katy Zahradnik at  

For more information on the Leadership Rockdale program, go to or call 770-483-7049.