Lauren Beaty Class of 2008

In January, we welcomed 40 new participants to the Leadership Macon community.  The class bonded at the retreat at Rock Eagle complete with a bonfire and extended time on the ropes course.  Zip lining was involved!  As you meet our newest members, please congratulate them on their acceptance to the Class of 2016.

Leadership Macon is committed to present the real issues of Macon-Bibb County to a group of aspiring leaders.  The program improves year after year with suggestions from current class members and alumni.  Leadership Macon is one of the few programs with an entire class day dedicated to Regionalism in which we partner with neighbor leadership programs.  We added a Healthcare Day three years ago, and now this day is a vital part of the program.  Class projects continue to make a significant impact on the Macon-Bibb community including building a Habitat House in Lynmore Estates, adding a playground and community garden at Ingram-Pye Elementary School, establishing a surgery program for the Macon Volunteer Clinic, installing donation stations to end homelessness, and most recently renovating Cherry Street Alley in downtown.

It is a great time to be part of Leadership Macon, and if you have not been involved, please consider re-engaging by attending an alumni event.  We offer two alumni lunches throughout the year as well as an alumni tailgate before a Mercer football game in the fall.  You can receive updated information about the program by emailing director Lynn Farmer at or visiting our website or visiting our Facebook page.

Thank you for your interest and commitment to such a worthwhile community program. Our strength lies in our alumni, and we are grateful for your enthusiasm and passion towards making Macon-Bibb County the best place it can be.


Lauren Beaty
2016 Leadership Macon Advisory Board