Ashley Carlile

Leadership Cherokee class of 2016 graduates

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Leadership Cherokee, a program of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, graduated its 28th Anniversary Class during a September 16th ceremony. With the completion of this year’s class, the Alumni count now totals over 570 graduates.

Members of the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2016 selected three of their peers to receive special annual recognitions. The Cristal Stancil Leadership Award honorees were Shannon Gibbs, Cherokee Fire & Emergency Services, and Michael Zenchuk, Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Holly Springs. The Bob Frongillo Magic Spark Plug Award was presented to Jack Tuszynski with Family Life Publications. Outgoing 2016 Leadership Cherokee Chair, Katie Wise of LGE Community Credit Union, was recognized by Incoming Chair, Heath Tippens with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development.

The Leadership Cherokee program kicked-off with a retreat where the group participated in both indoor and outdoor team building exercises that enabled them to learn not only about each other, but themselves through a look at personality types and communication styles. Over the course of the nine month period, Leadership Cherokee exposed the group of existing and emerging leaders to a broad range of sessions that focused on topics such as economic development, infrastructure, government, justice, arts, education, recreation, tourism, public safety, healthcare and social/human services.

The nomination deadline for the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2017 is October 1st. For information on the Leadership Cherokee Class of 2017 contact the Chamber office at 770-345-0400 or visit the Chamber’s website, CherokeeChamber.com.

(originally printed by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce)

Two of our attorneys helped coach Mock Trial

The Cherokee High School Mock Trial had another successful year competing against high schools across North Georgia. This year’s team was coached by Judge David Cannon, Jr., Ashley Carlile, Esq. and Cynthia Propst, Esq. The mock trial team placed third in this year’s Regional Mock Trial Competition, held at the Bartow County Courthouse on January 30th, 2016. The team also won three outstanding attorney awards and four outstanding witness awards at the Regional Competition. As a result of the win, the team advanced to the District Competition, which took place on January 27th, 2016 at the Bartow County Courthouse. The team advanced past the first level of the District Competition but was ultimately eliminated in the second round of the single elimination competition. The team still managed to bring home one attorney award and one witness award from the competition.

Thompson, King, Carlile and Reddy attend Best Practices conference

bg-1-136612Attorneys Dana Thompson, Trish King, Ashley Carlile and Kathy Reddy attended the Best Practices Conference on Jekyll Island, hosted by the Ninth Judicial Administrative District Office of Dispute Resolution.  The conference, which was attended by judges, family law attorneys, mediators and counselors from the north Georgia area, focused on best practices and emerging topics in child custody cases.