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Leadership Rome

Community Development and Leadership Roles

Leadership is one of the most important characteristics needed to move an organization or community forward. Created and offered by the RFC, Leadership Rome is a ten-month course designed to promote and enhance community leadership. Participants are introduced to the essential workings of the social, economic, business, and political environment of Rome and Floyd County. Upon completion, graduates understand what it means to be a leader and are aware of issues facing our community with knowledge to impact their organizations and our community.

Graduates of Leadership Rome XXXIX

  • Erin Abbott, The Lewis Chemical Company
  • Kelly Barnes, Georgia Northwestern Technical College
  • Russell Blair, Rome City Police Department
  • Morgan Bottger, Floyd County District Attorney’s Office
  • Joe Costolnick, Harbor House – Northwest Georgia Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
  • Bob Couey, Floyd County Sheriff’s Department
  • Courtney Crumley, Rome City Schools
  • Lori Davidson, Hardy Realty
  • Wright Edge, Floyd County College and Career Academy
  • Keara Evans, Gallagher
  • Brittany Griffin, City of Rome
  • Jake Hager, South Rome Alliance
  • Bobby Jones, The Davies Shelter
  • Missy Kendrick, Rome Floyd County Development Authority
  • James Lee, Pirelli Tire LLC
  • Todd Lindsey, Atrium Health Floyd
  • Sarah Martin, Brinson Askew Berry
  • Leah Mayo, Floyd County District Attorney’s Office
  • Joshua McClure, Harbin Clinic
  • Kelley Parker, City of Rome
  • Chase Patterson, Hard Time Products
  • Heath Rogers, Toles, Temple and Wright
  • Martin Soto, Patriot Mills
  • Candice Spivey, One Community United
  • Laura Walley, Rome City Schools
  • Kate Walton, Studio Kate
  • Susan West, Realty One Group Insight
  • Anna Winstead, Rome Braves
  • Logan Yerbey, The Spires at Berry College

High School Leadership Rome

Each year select rising sophomores and juniors are invited to participate in the High School Leadership Rome (HSLR) program, where they learn more about community development and leadership roles, and collaboration with Rome and Floyd County. They also can explore potential career paths that help shape the future of their community.

Graduates of High School Leadership Rome
Class of 2022

Armuchee High School:

  • Noah Campbell

Coosa High School:

  • Avie Carlton
  • Caitlin Nguyen
  • Phillip Osborne

Darlington School:

  • Clare Cao
  • Georgeanna Dempsey
  • Samuel Fricks
  • Gatlin Hancock
  • Allison King
  • Elizabeth Richie
  • Christa Twyman

Georgia School for the Deaf:

  • Kentrell Moorman
  • Raul Real

Model High School:

  • Emma Couch
  • Keely DiPrima
  • Izzy Galysh
  • Spencer Lawing
  • Olivia Miller
  • Grace Sargent

Pepperell School:

  • Gabi Smith
  • Morgan Willingham
Rome High School:
  • Jadibeth Marangeli Aguilar
  • Elise Beck
  • Maggie Brinson
  • Conchetta Dodge
  • Shakira Funez
  • Jeaneth Garcia
  • Dei Gibbons
  • Viet Le
  • Amaya Linley
  • Miriam Loya
  • Ada O’Neal
  • Darius Smith
  • Henry Thornton
  • Christina Tomlin
  • Stella Turner
  • Carson Walker

Unity Christian School:

  • Lizzy Pardue
  • Ben Rooke