Cleveland 100 board re-elects officers

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Posted 8/10/18

Members of the Cleveland 100 board of directors have re-elected the organization's slate of officers to serve a two-year term. Those re-elected included Brenda Lawson, president; Joe Wilson, …

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Cleveland 100 board re-elects officers

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Members of the Cleveland 100 board of directors have re-elected the organization's slate of officers to serve a two-year term. 

Those re-elected included Brenda Lawson, president; Joe Wilson, vice president; Zandra Welch, secretary; and Kelvin Bishop, treasurer. 

Lawson is president of Lawson Management Company. Wilson is a retired director of the Bradley County 911 Center. Welch is an associate with Plastic Surgery Clinic of Cleveland, and Bishop is a CPA with Money Concepts Wealth Management & Financial Planning and Harting, Bishop & Arrendale, PLLC.

Board members include Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland, co-founder of Cleveland 100; Jeff Cunningham, CEO of Athens Federal Community Bank; John Holden, chairman of Pioneer/Mariner Group; Janey Patten, At Home Primary Care Inc.; Stephen Crass, retired publisher of the Cleveland Daily Banner; Dave Gilbert, GIBCO; Drew Robinson, Cleveland attorney at law; Scott Taylor, CEO of Bank of Cleveland; and the Honorable Judge Sandra Donaghy, criminal court judge.

Founded in 1996 by Rowland and the late Courtney McGrady, Cleveland 100 is a nonprofit organization that offers immediate financial assistance for families of police, fire, rescue and ambulance personnel who may lose their life in the line of duty.

Since its beginning in 1996, the organization has come to the aid of three local families offering money for funeral, family expenses  and scholarships for surviving children. Since that time, the organization has grown to add other support services including scholarship and training monies for first responders, awards for acts of valor and excellence, and on-site assistance when needed for major disasters, searches and investigations.

Re-election of officers came earlier this week when board members gathered to review nominations for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet set for Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 pm. at Cleveland State Community College.  More information about the annual meeting will be announced.

Lawson said Cleveland State is a longstanding partner with Cleveland 100 in helping the nonprofit to support and train first responders in the Cleveland and Bradley County community.

“Moving to the CSCC campus for our annual meeting and awards observance allows us to meet the needs of the event, which has grown each year," Lawson said.

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