Alcoa employees involved in week of service

NORCROSS - Employees at Alcoa's Kawneer plant in Norcross recently volunteered in the community as part of Alcoa's Worldwide Week of Service, a global event sponsored by Alcoa that involved employees from 27 countries volunteering in more than 185 communities around the world.

Employees, of Kawneer Norcross read to children at local elementary schools. In addition to reading to students, Kawneer employees from Norcross volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity project in Fulton County and provided a $1,500 grant to the organization, donated items to Partnership Against Domestic Violence and planted trees at local elementary schools in support of Alcoa's 10 Million Trees project that has the goal of planting 10 million trees by 2020.

Councilmember joins leadership class

SUWANEE - Suwanee City Councilmember Jeannine Rispin has been selected as a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2006.

Senior public relations representative with the Georgia Transmission Corp., Rispin will join her approximately 60 classmates, selected from a pool of several hundred applicants, on visits to five Georgia communities throughout the year to learn more about important issues affecting the state.

Rispin, who has served on Suwanee City Council from 1990 to '93 and again since 1997, participated last year in the Atlanta Regional Commission's Regional Leadership Institute. She also is a Leadership Gwinnett graduate.

One of the most successful state leadership programs in the country, Leadership Georgia is an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The communities to be visited in 2006 are Young Harris, Atlanta, St. Simons Island, Thomaston, and Valdosta.

"I really look forward to getting to know other leaders from around Georgia," Rispin said. "I can't wait to share all of the exciting things that we are doing here in Suwanee and bring back ideas that will help us to continue to grow into a great community."

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.