Leadership Lowndes recently announced their selections for the Class of 2019, including Coleman Talley Marketing Coordinator, Kara Hope Hanson. After a competitive selection process with over 150 nominations, Kara Hope was selected as one of 30 members of the upcoming class after displaying a promising degree of community involvement, leadership potential, and professional achievement.
Each class represents a true cross-section of the Valdosta/Lowndes County community. These emerging leaders are active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations, ethnic and minority groups and reflect the diversity of the community. The Leadership Lowndes program was formed in 1988 by local leaders with a passion and vision for the growth and development of Lowndes County. The 2019 program will consist of a January class retreat, an overnight trip to the Georgia State Capitol, and seven monthly program days. In addition, members attend one Valdosta City Council meeting, one Lowndes County Board of Commissioners meeting, and participate in a group community service project.