Leadership Paulding Visits State Capitol

State Representatives Paulette Rakestraw (R-HD19) and Howard Maxwell (R-HD17) recently welcomed members of Leadership Paulding to the State Capitol.

“It was an honor and a privilege to visit with members from Leadership Paulding,” said Rep. Rakestraw. “These dedicated leaders have all made outstanding contributions to our great county.”

Sponsored by the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Paulding is a nine-month program that provides a diverse group of existing and emerging leaders with a unique opportunity to experience many of the challenges facing Paulding. In addition to leadership training and development, the program provides a behind-the-scenes look into the following areas: Government, Education, Power, Growth and Development, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Regional Issues.

Representative Paulette Rakestraw represents the citizens of District 19, which includes portions of Paulding County. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Science and Technology. She also serves on the Economic Development & Tourism, Juvenile Justice, Small Business Development, and Special Rules committees.

Gov. Deal with Leadership PauldingFirst row: Darlene Pendley, Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral Home; Christine Mullinax, Cobb EMC; Dave Carmichael, Commissioner Paulding County Board Post 1; Mary Carol Sheffield, Paulding County Extension Office; Brian Bozarth, Raker Construction; Danita Elrod, Elrod Garden Center; Governor Nathan Deal; Representative Rakestraw; State Representative Kimberly Alexander; Junie Walton, Paulding County Airport Authority; Samantha Glass, All Print Marketing & Media Solutions, LLC; Sara Tonsmeire, Woodland Hills Golf Course; Mary Ann Phipps, Paulding County Fire Department; and Stephanie Hubbell, Chattahoochee Technical College.

Second row: Derrick Vincent, JACOBS Engineering; Kelly Meyer, Croft & Associates; Kelley Garner, Indigo Falls Events; State Representative Howard Maxwell; Robbie Rokovitz, City of Hiram; Richard Cole,istrict; and Ashley Henson, Paulding County Sheriff Department.