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2013 Leadership Kemper County class announced

Gulfport, Miss. - Business and community leaders from Kemper County have been selected for the 2013 Leadership Kemper County class, a six-month program facilitated by Mississippi Power.

The group of 22 will participate in sessions facilitated by Mississippi Power on important topics such as health and human services, education, government, economic development and quality of life in the Kemper County area. The sessions will include information on the community, as well as training on leadership skills.

Following their graduation, the participants will take what they learn into the community to help Kemper County continue to grow.

"The community leaders who participated in our first two sessions returned to the community motivated to make a difference," said program facilitator Joy Saucier, of Mississippi Power Community Development. "The 2013 class will be able to build on the lessons of the previous groups."

Members of the 2013 Kemper County Leadership class are:

Ruby Bolen
Alma Brown
Vincent Coleman
Glendoria Hampton
Craig Hitt
Dorothy McIntosh
Ruby Rankin
Marquita Rogers
Deborah Spencer
Julia Thomas
Sherline Watkins

Justin Branstetter
Shantisha Brown
Jacqueline Gale
Rocky Higginbotham
Steven Jackson
Jackie Pollock
Iris Roberts
Joycelin Robertson
Judi Sullivan
Virginia VanDerwalker
Betty Womack

Mississippi Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, serves approximately 186,000 customers in 23 southeast Mississippi counties with rates well below the national average.