Bob Weatherford, Class of 2006
Mayor Pro Tem, Acworth City Council
RLI offers a unique opportunity to get to know the region's top leaders in a setting that fosters the creation of lasting relationships. Our personal and professional success often depends upon knowing who to call for advice, information and ideas. RLI is a strong program, and the experience and people have helped me become a more effective leader.
Kevin Green, RLI Class of 2000
Vice President, Environmental Affairs
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
My RLI experience was instrumental in broadening my perspective and gave me vital information about the opportunities and challenges facing our region. I came away with new resources, contacts and friends, and I can say that I truly believe that we can effect change and make a great impact on how we live, work and play.
Kecia A. Cunningham, RLI Class of 2004
Wachovia Bank, Government & Institutional Banking
City of Decatur – Commissioner
RLI opened my eyes to many regional issues that I don't usually think about, and more importantly it shaped my perspective on those issues. Things that I took for granted suddenly moved to the forefront of my thinking.
Gary Ulicny, PhD, RLI Class of 2003
President & CEO, Shepherd Center
RLI was one of the most rewarding experiences I have been involved in during my many years of working for my community and in my region and state. Bringing together such a diverse group of leaders and educating us about issues critical to the success of our region ….education, housing, transportation, water, economic development and other challenges….gave the class a clear “picture of the region” and the opportunities available for to us to get involved and make a difference.
Kit Dunlap, RLI Class of 2004
President, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
My RLI experience gave me a new understanding of the complex interconnections among many major challenges facing our region, and of the importance of looking for solutions as a region, rather than looking only within my local neighborhood and county.
Patricia Pflum, RLI Class of 2003
Executive Director, Communities in Schools of Atlanta
The RLI experience was a wonderful opportunity to interact with other committed representatives of the metro Atlanta region, discuss the common challenges we face and share ideas for solutions. It helped me to see that the issues we face in my county are many of the same issues faced in the entire region. I learned that, in order to effect any major change, we truly need to communicate and work together!
Julia Bernath, RLI Class of 2003
Fulton County Board of Education