Heart of the Community Chairman Announced
Sammy Rich has been appointed Chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2014-2015.
The “Heart of the Community Awards” recognition program is sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Heart of the Community Foundation, Inc. to honor local citizens for their volunteer service to our community. Recipients of the award are honored at a black tie gala,” An Affair of the Heart.” The 29th annual event will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2014 at the Forum.
Proceeds from the event will be designated for heart education and safety programs in the Rome and Floyd County community. Previously funded projects have included the Heart House for families of critically ill patients on the Redmond campus, AED units in public facilities in Rome, a Par fitness course at Ridge Ferry Park, a serenity garden at Redmond and exercise equipment at the Thornton Recreation Center in Armuchee.
Sammy holds a B.S. Degree in Geography and Planning and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of West Georgia. Having worked in local government since 1998, he previously held the position of Assistant City Manager of Rome, Assistant Manager for Floyd County, County Planner for Carroll County and Urban Planning Engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation. In July 2014, Sammy began his new job as City Manager of Rome to replacing retiring City Manager, John Bennett.
Additionally, he is involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Georgia City-County Manager’s Association and the International City-County Manager’s Association. He holds the ICMA Credentialed Manager designation from the International City-County Management Association.
He and his wife, Jessica, have two boys, Aiden, age 12; and Noel Henry, age 9. Sammy and his family are members of First Baptist Church of Rome and love to spend time enjoying Rome’s outdoor trails and recreational amenities.
Additional Heart of the Community Foundation Board members who assist in the event and the mission of the Foundation include: Harry Brock, Lisa Butler, Tony Daniel, Mary Kate Fuller, Emily Hjort, Lisa Ingram, Jordan Knight, Jon Lewis, Holly Lynch, Rebekah Montgomery, Kimberly Moseley, Dr. Tim Naddy, Michelle Picon, Sammy Rich, Rachel Rogers, Steve Whiteand, Gretta Wilson.
For More Event Information, Contact: Wanda Whitten, Event Coordinator (706) 802-3924