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Sibley earns PHR certification

Alan Sibley, chief human resource and information officer for the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority, recently received the Professional Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute.

The certification process includes testing on six modules: business management and strategy, workforce planning and employment, human resource development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations and risk management.

Sibley joined the authority in 2010. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and math from the University of West Georgia.

He is currently information officer for the Newnan/Peachtree City Area Employer Committee, a mentee with the South Metro Human Resources Association, member of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals Leadership Program Development Committee, and past board member of Leadership Coweta.

Sibley was recognized for his accomplishment at the August meeting of the water and sewerage authority.

"One of the things the authority engaged in at the very beginning is to encourage every single member to have an opportunity to further their professional development," said Authority Chairman Neal Shepard. "We want to support and encourage that in any way possible."

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WASA recognizes employees for service

The Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority recognized four employees for years of service in August.

They are: Lead Mechanic Lee Gould with 10 years, meter reader Janet Meuse with five years, meter reader Tasha Williams with five years, and staff accountant/AP specialist William Poythress with five years.

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Fields earns scholarships for professional development

Carole Ann Fields, director of programs for the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, recently became chairman of the Newnan-Peachtree City Employer Committee, a program that promotes a strong working relationships between the business community and the Department of Labor.

Fields also won two scholarship to help her advance her knowledge of the chamber industry: a full scholarship from the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives to attend the American Chamber of Commerce Executives annual conference in Oklahoma City, and a partial scholarship from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to defray costs to attend the four-year Institute for Organizational Management.

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Gould attending Georgia Economic Development Academy

Glenn Gould, vice president of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, has begun a four-month program through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as a member of the Georgia Economic Development Academy.

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