September 25, 2017
By Brian D. "Buck" Rogers
Atlanta Daily World
South Metro Neighbor
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Joy Lampley-Fortson of Fairburn, executive director and administrator of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity, on her recent appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the REACH Georgia Scholarship Board.
All Georgians will benefit from Ms. Lampley-Fortson’s service on the board, which works with more than 100 school systems across Georgia and has awarded more than $15 million in scholarships. REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) rewards students for self-accountability, promotes parent involvement and provides motivation and support, which are critical factors in students’ educational achievement.
Ms. Lampley-Fortson’s acceptance of this appointment is evidence of her continued dedication to serving the public, in addition to her 20 years in the legal profession, which includes prior service with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as an assistant U.S. attorney and as past president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. Her fellow members of the State Bar of Georgia wish her well in a new capacity of statewide leadership.
Brian D. “Buck” Rogers
President, State Bar of Georgia