Neighborhood Leaders

Neighborhood Leaders

What they do

Primarily funded by Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission, Neighborhood Leaders serve in each of 16 geographic Prosperity Zones in Athens-Clarke County. They are of the community, serve in the community, and work with the community, providing information, referral, navigation, case management, and community engagement with residents to achieve their (the residents’) aspirations. They also help inform the Mayor & Commission and community partners about systemic barriers to prosperity.  

With an emphasis on removing barriers to economic success, Neighborhood Leaders help residents access services and resources, including but not limited to education (basic adult education, ESL, GED, job training), employment opportunities, early care & learning including quality child care, support for the aging, SNAP and WIC, physical and behavioral health services, civic engagement (including Census participation, voter registration, voting, and engaging in public processes), and other.

Contact List

Prosperity Zone Name Contact # FC-CIS E-MAIL
Alps Tyron Harris 706-521-1433 tyron.harris@fc-cis.org
Barnett Somia Collins 706-510-5556 somia@fc-cis.org
Barrow Pamela Brown 706-521-1223 pamela.brown@fc-cis.org
Chase Broderick Flanigan 706-521-1677 broderick.flanigan@fc-cis.org
Cleveland Road MyKeisha Ross 706-521-2299 mykeisha.ross@fc-cis.org
Easom Markeia Rucker 706-510-8295 markeia.rucker@fc-cis.org
Fowler Kirrena Gallagher 706-521-2258 kirrena.gallagher@fc-cis.org
Gaines School Taneisha Brooks 706-510-5847 taneisha.brooks@fc-cis.org
Howard B. Stroud Gwendolyn Littleton 706-510-8004 gwen.littleton@fc-cis.org
J. J. Harris Coral Rogers 706-510-4687 coral.rogers@fc-cis.org
Oglethorpe Venzella Stowers 706-510-5266 venzella.stowers@fc-cis.org
Payne Stephanie Flores 706-510-9348 stephanie.flores@fc-cis.org
Timothy Cecilia Lozada 706-510-8600 cecilia.lozada@fc-cis.org
Whit Davis LaTasha Sheats 706-521-2056 latasha.sheats@fc-cis.org
Whitehead Christine Buice 706-510-8167 christine.buice@fc-cis.org
Winterville Shawanda Johnson 706-510-5771 shawanda.johnson@fc-cis.org
Program Director Terris Thomas 706-521-2393 terris.thomas@fc-cis.org

Regina Oglesby/Neighborhood Leader

"When it comes to being a Neighborhood Leader, I’m just a parent. It is just lending an ear and getting the information to agencies that can help. I always make myself available and visible."

Melanie Burton/Neighborhood Leader

"I give out my cell. They call and say, ‘Can you help me download this app? Can you help me get clothes for my kids? How can I get assistance for day-to-day life? How can I find a job- is anyone hiring?’ We get all kinds of questions."

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Please consider getting involved in Family Connection. You can volunteer, mentor, or provide financial assistance.

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