Leadership Dalton-Whitfield Alumni Association

The Leadership Dalton-Whitfield Alumni Association was created as a way to keep the graduates engaged.  The association was formed in 2005 and a committee formed, which guides and directs the events and activities of the association.  Annual dues of $35 were established to help offset the costs of events, offer scholarships to one or more participants for the Leadership Dalton-Whitfield program and work on one or more programs that have a meaningful impact on the community.

Who can participate:  All alumni of the Leadership Dalton-Whitfield program are encouraged to attend the events and to pay their annual dues.

The following is a list of events and activities since the formation of the Alumni Association in 2005:

  • Feb. 2017 Share the Vision breakfast on ESPLOST
  • Jan. 2017 commissioned interactive art work – Industrial Heritage
  • Oct. 2015 Share the Vision breakfast to celebrate Archway Partnership accomplishments
  • May 2015 co-sponsored a farewell reception for Brian Anderson
  • May 2015 supported the annual Book Blast with a sponsorship
  • May 2015 Share the Vision breakfast on the Dalton Public Schools Facilities Plan
  • March 2015 Share the Vision breakfast on SPLOST 2015 for public safety
  • Oct. 2014 Share the Vision breakfast Your Vote Does Count on questions on the ballot
  • June 2014 supported the annual Book Blast with a sponsorship
  • May 2014 assisted the LDW Alumni week of service projects
  • March and April 2014 sponsored lunches for the Archway Partnership Saturday Academy
  • November 2013 Share the Vision lunch featuring the economic impact of Dalton State College  athletic program
  • March 2013 Hosted a meet and greet reception for Dr. Judy Gilreath, Superintendent, Whitfield County Schools
  • Dec. 2014 sponsored a Leadership After Hours at the Chamber’s new location in downtown Dalton
  • Jan. 2012 Sponsored a community wide celebration for J. R. Martinez (parade
    and celebration held at the Trade Center).  Approximately 2,200 attended
    the event at the Trade Center
  • Oct. 2011 Co-sponsored the Rebecca Ryan event with other community
    sponsors. Ryan is the noted author of Live First, Work Second
  • Feb. 2011 Hosted a Meet and Greet Reception for Congressman Tom Graves
  • June 2010 Co-sponsored with the Chamber a Candidates’ Forum featuring candidates for the races for Whitfield County Board of Education and Whitfield County Commission
  • April 2010 Assisted the Grow Greater Dalton program in fund raising efforts by encouraging the alumni to make a contribution
  • August 2009 to May 2010 the Leadership Dalton-Whitfield program celebrated its 25th Anniversary. The Alumni Association sponsored two celebration
    events.  The first event was themed Denim and Diamonds and the second event honored the program Founders at a Founders’ Ball
  • Feb. 2009 Hosted a Leadership After Hours at the Emery Center in honor of Black History Month
  • Jan 2009 Hosted a Welcome Reception for Dr. Jim Hawkins, Superintendent, Dalton Public Schools
  • Oct. 2008 The Alumni was involved in the passage of the Freeport Ballot  Referendum.  The outcome was successful.
  • Oct. 2008 Hosted a Welcome Reception for the new Chamber President Brian Anderson
  • May 2008 Hosted a Meet and Greet reception for U. S. Senator Johnny Isakson
  • March 2008 Partnered with Dalton State College Foundation and hosted an appreciation reception for Jim and Sally
    Burran.  Partnered with the Foundation and hosted a Welcome Reception for Dr. John Schwenn
  • Sponsored a partial scholarship for a LDW participant Class of 2008
  • Sept. 2007 Formed the Citizens for Better Transportation in Sept. 2007
  • Worked to educate the public about the importance of the Transportation SPLOST.  The referendum outcome was successful
  • April & May 2007 Conducted four “Dream the Dream” focus group meetings for the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia.
  • April 2007 Hosted an Appreciation Reception for Congressman Nathan Deal
  • Conducted three “Share the Vision” events with speaker Bob Shaw on March 7, 2007, Jack Turner on May 11, 2007 and Deborah Norville on Jan. 24, 2008
  • Partnered with Target Tomorrow on several Candidates’ Forums on June 20, 2006; Oct. 23, 2006; and Oct. 11, 2007
  • Nov. 2006 Leadership After Hours at  Minor, Bell & Neal
  • Two Local Government Forums held on Jan. 31, 2006 and Jan. 30, 2007
  • Dec. 2005 Leadership After Hours at Cohutta Bank
  • Nov. 2005 Sponsored a farewell reception for Brad Arnold and family.

Dues Information:  Annual dues are $35 and invoices are mailed to all alumni.  If you are an alumni and have not been invoiced, please send an email to Phyllis Stephens at stephens@daltonchamber.org