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2019-2020 Leadership Alexandria Class Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County

2019-2020 leadership alexandria class volunteers with habitat for humanity of douglas county

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The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 2019-2020 Leadership Alexandria class assisted in a variety of projects for a Habitat for Humanity Homebuyer this year. This was done in the Alexandria area on Monday, July 13 and Monday, July 27.The Leadership Alexandria program kicks off each October with a two-day retreat, where participants learn more about their personality style, about working with different personality styles and about other key leadership traits. The class then comes together one full day each month from November to May to learn about the area’s history, the local business community, local government and more. Throughout the year the class is given the opportunity to choose one community service project that they will complete after graduation. This year’s class chose to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.Due to COVID-19, the 25-member class was unable to work together in this effort and instead broke into four smaller groups that volunteered on two different build days. Projects consisted of a variety of things including putting up poly, taping around electrical units, putting on siding and building picnic tables. The 2019-2020 Leadership Alexandria class still has two sessions to complete prior to graduation. These were postponed due to …

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Bowen wants to provide new leadership

bowen wants to provide new leadership

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FLORENCE — John D. Bowen envisions bringing a “new generation of leadership” to the City Council.The District 2 council candidate said he has a career in the private sector that spans from Atlanta to Colorado.Bowen was raised in the Shoals, graduated from the University of Alabama and has spent the majority of his life in Lauderdale County.He said he will work hard for Florence residents and offer new ideas to District 2 residents.Bowen said officials must re-evaluate priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, so his platform involves changing the Shoals Economic Development Fund to a “COVID Security Fund.”Bowen envisions the COVID Security Fund providing assistance throughout the crisis and beyond.The Shoals Economic Development Fund is paid through a half-cent sales tax in Colbert and Lauderdale counties and has been in place since 2007. The funds go toward economic development.”While this fund was built with the promise to attract more business, the fund is opaque and has little oversight,” Bowen said.He said a shift to the COVID Security Fund would help businesses, nonprofits and residents.“It’s your money,” he said. “We’ve been funding this since 2007.”“Now is the time to care for our neighbors,” Bowen said. ” …

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