The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce announced the participants of the Leadership Dalton-Whitfield class of 2020. The program kicks off its 35th program year on Aug. 14 an orientation and one-day Retreat at Walnut Hill Farm. The program will then continue for several months and participants will discuss a variety of topics on medical and health care, quality of life, education, local and state governments, the judicial system, economic development and the advanced leadership academy. The program ends in May with a graduation dinner and brings the alumni total to 1,201.

Program chair Mike Babb is a graduate of the class of 1997.

"I am excited to see new leaders develop, become engaged and gain a better understanding about our community," Babb said.

"The Leadership Dalton-Whitfield program is designed to prepare each participant for leadership roles within our community," said program president Kenny Lowery, Leadership Dalton-Whitfield alumni class of 2012.

The members of the Leadership Dalton-Whitfield class of 2020 are:

• Jose Alatorre, Dalton Utilities

• Shannon Amos, FirstBank

• Leyner Argueta, Georgia Northwestern Technical College

• Jonathan Barlow, First Baptist Church of Dalton

• Judean Bowling, Hamilton Medical Center

• Perri Brooks-Correll, Hamilton Medical Center

• Whitney Cockburn, Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center

• Lindsey Coker, Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership

• Cassandre Damas, Georgia Legal Services

• Anthony Daniell, Engineered Floors

• Scot Davis, Shaw Industries

• Chelsea DeWaters, Family Support Council

• Julian Dossche, Shaw Industries

• Catherine Edgemon, Downtown Dalton Development Authority

• Megan Elliott, City of Dalton Public Works Department

• Colby Fisher, Christian Heritage School

• Shirley Flood, Engineered Floors

• Beth Gabrini, Mohawk Industries

• James Garvin, Whitfield County

• Brandi Gilbert, Whitfield County Juvenile Court

• Victoria Hamilton, Dalton-Whitfield Community Development Corp.

• Amber Hefner-Rishel, Dalton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

• Kris Horsley, Whitfield County Schools

• Dee Humphrey, Nichols, Cauley & Associates

• Barry Johann, Cherokee Brewing + Pizza Co.

• David Lesicko, Dalton State College

• Jeff McKinney, Dalton Public Schools/Dalton High School

• Mike Miller, Dalton Parks & Recreation Department

• Brandi Moore, Dalton Public Schools

• Marie Moore, Engineered Floors

• Sarah Murry, Creative Arts Guild, Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Dalton Development Authority

• Linda Nation, Hamilton Medical Center

• Pablo Paredes, Rock Bridge Community Church

• Melissa Pateritsas, Shaw Industries

• Kay Phillips, Dalton Utilities

• Arthur Rhodes, Mohawk Industries

• Celeste Richards, HealthOne Alliance

• Jennifer Richardson, Superior Court/Conasauga Circuit

• Amy Ross, United Way of Northwest Georgia

• Justin Safley, First Baptist Church of Dalton

• Shaun Scott, Dalton Police Department

• Dana Shaffer, Shaw Industries

• Caroline Wilson, Junior Achievement of Georgia

• Traci Wooten, Shaw Industries

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