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Elaine Armstrong still thumbs through the binder she received three years ago while attending the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) at the University of Georgia.

Armstrong credits the week-long training at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development for preparing her for a promotion to vice president of marketing at Goodwill Industries of North Georgia a year later.

Athens, Ga. - Roy Reeves, a Moultrie businessman who was instrumental in the launch of the first UGA Archway Partnership, was presented with the inaugural award for Innovation in Community Leadership by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, during the institute's annual conference on Friday.

Reeves was selected for his decades of public service in Colquitt County.

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia will host its second Community Leadership Conference Feb. 2-3, this year including an award for community innovation and a session on digital marketing.

Organized by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the conference will be held at the UGA Center for Continuing Education. Last year, the event drew 120 participants from 46 Georgia cities and 45 counties.