Pictured in the photo: (L-R) John Reid, GMA President/Mayor of Eatonton; Ivy Roberts, If I Were Mayor Contest Winner from District 11; Mayor James H. Dennis; Ivy's brother, Michael Roberts; Ivy's parents, Caroline and Mark Roberts; Ivy's teacher, Mrs. Teresa Holliday
In February, sixth graders in Coffee County were invited to imagine their role as a city leader and participate in the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) “If I were Mayor, I would….” Essay Contest. Essays submitted from Douglas were forwarded to the Georgia Municipal Association to compete against other entries from GMA’s 12 districts. The essay written by Citizen Christian Academy student, Ivy Roberts, was chosen as the District 11 winner by the Georgia Municipal Association.
Mayor Dennis along with Ivy Roberts and her family attended the Awards Luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, May 7, in the 755 Club at Turner Field. While attending the luncheon, remarks were heard from GMA’s President, John Reid and State Representative Stacy Abrams, House Minority Leader. The speaker for the luncheon was John Reid of Eatonton, Georgia. Ivy received a $250 savings bond, a trophy and a framed copy of her essay. Her parents, Caroline and Mark Roberts, and her teacher, Mrs. Teresa Holliday also received gifts from GMA.
The City of Douglas salutes Ivy on writing a winning essay and would like to thank the teachers and parents for their support.