When Warner Robins was searching for a new mayor, Sonya P. Jenkins was behind the scenes making a mayoral forum happen.
And now that the city is set to have new leadership, Jenkins is getting ready to become the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerces new chairwoman.
High on her list for the new year: Building on relationships to expand the chambers capacity to function well and regionally, something shes helped other nonprofits and her own business -- Vision Inscribed, a business solutions company -- do.
She said shes on the edge of her seat to see how the new mayor and City Council members will do, though shes not worried about whether the community will improve its capacity and strengths.
I think were kind of bubbling on the cusp of some really great growth in lots of areas, she said, citing the schools she often volunteers with.
Houston County school board member Fred Wilson said he admires Jenkins.
She is a very dynamic young lady and very active in the community, he said. She has great leadership skills and abilities, and she demonstrates that in every capacity she is a part of.
Jenkins is used to getting people to work together. She directs two choirs at First Baptist Church, where she also plays piano and sings. Shes also used to building things, with volunteer work as a grant writer and in other capacities at Houston County Habitat for Humanity.
I measure accomplishment in so many ways, she said. I love building relationships.
-- Mike Stucka
Click on the links below to read of 14 to Watch in 2014 stories:
Joe Molyson, 66, Bonaire, retired colonel and assistant director of operations for intelligence, Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base; also retired Houston County High School astronomy teacher