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CONYERS – Rockdale County will host the second Annual Rockin’ Women in Rockdale Empowerment Brunch on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Georgia International Horse Park Carriage Room. The event will honor and recognize incredible women in the community who have contributed to Rockdale County’s success. Nominations are now being accepted.

This year’s keynote speaker will be District Attorney Alisha Adams Johnson, and this year’s emcee will be Tammy Hill, owner of Events of Atlanta.

Ten women will be awarded at the brunch. Residents can nominate one woman who they believe deserves the recognition. Nominations can be filled out on the county website by going to

The criteria is as follows:

♦ The woman must be a Rockdale County resident, work in Rockdale County, or own a business in Rockdale County;

♦ The woman must be at least 18 years of age;

♦ The woman must not be a recipient of an award from the 2018 Annual Rockin’ Women in Rockdale Empowerment Brunch;

♦ The nomination must be submitted by a third party; and

♦ Residents sending in their nomination will also be prompted to write a 100-word essay on why their nominee should be chosen. The essay must contain a description of the impact or difference the woman has made in the Rockdale County community. Along with the essay, residents will be asked to provide a short bio of the nominee.

The deadline to send in nominations is Friday, Aug. 16.

The 10 finalists, four guests, and their nominator will be invited.

Due to limited space, the public must RSVP in order to attend. Those interested in attending can email Sitarah Coote at and list their first and last name, phone number, email address and how many guests they will be bringing in the body of the email.

The deadline to RSVP is Friday, Oct, 11. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

For more information, you can email Jorge Diez at or Sitarah Coote at

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.