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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 

The Albany Advocacy Resource Center honored 16 graduates of its Dougherty Leadership Development Institute Monday night.

The program partners disabled people with non-disabled folks to help them become leaders in the community. ARC President Debbie Fulford said, "We feel that people with disabilities need to be apart of the community. They have the opportunity to become leaders in Albany. By going through Leadership Albany they're integrated with people with non-disabilities."

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard was the keynote speaker.  

Albany ARC receptionist Tammy Killian won the 2014 Otis Burgess Award and Chief Operating Officer of AmericanWork, Inc, Ken Whiddon won the 2014 Ellen D. Raulerson Award.

 

ARC is now accepting applications for the next leadership class. Call 883-5540 if you're interested.

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