2018-19 session of ’20-Under-40′ begins

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Opelika Observer

The 2018-19 session of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce’s “20-Under-40” program is underway.
New members enjoyed a kickoff retreat at the Opelika Sportsplex, followed by a visit to the Opelika City Council meeting last Tuesday night.
Classes officially begin next Aug. 28, where members will have a session dedicated to the city’s environmental services and public works departments. Other sessions will include a historian’s panel, city council, Opelika Water Services, higher education, industry, 1-on-1 meetings with Mayor Gary Fuller and more.
“Our class has already had two social events and survived their first meeting which was a full day retreat at the Opelika Sportsplex, and I’m already so excited for the rest of the year. They’re a great group, and I hope they learn a lot as we introduce them to everything they need to know about our great city. We hope they build lasting relationships and I know they will serve as great leaders in the future,” said Opelika Chamber of Commerce President Pam Powers-Smith.
Following is this session’s full 20-Under-40 roster:
– Aiesha Gentry, Lee County Youth Development Center
– Alex Sumrall, Auburn University Federal Credit Union
– Ausu Anaraki, Auburn University Office of Special Projects
– Ayanna Thomas, Lee-Russell Council of Governments
– Brooke Watson, The Brown Agency, Inc.
– Case O’Dell, City of Opelika
– Chelsea Neighbors, East Alabama Mental Health Center
– Ecameron Dowdell, Opelika City Schools
– Gina Allen, Haddie’s
– James Bush, City of Opelika
– James Ham, Hudmon Construction
– Jessica Seagrest, Family Resource Center
– Jordan Drummond, Opelika City Schools
– Morgan Beadles, Auburn University
– Patrick Hitchman-Craig, First United Methodist Church
– Rachel Olaveson, Flooring & More – Carpet One
– Taylor Sumrall, Taylor Made Designs
– Tiffany Davis, Lucy’s Restaurant
– Timothy Aja, 20/20 Wealth Management Group.
For more information, visit www.opelikachamber.com.

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