The Chatham County Democratic Committee today announces that Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-DeKalb), the Democratic Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives will be the keynote speaker at the CCDC’s Annual Toby Buttimer Awards Dinner.
Rep. Abrams is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African-American to lead the House of Representatives.
Rep. Abrams was a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, a graduate of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and earned her JD from Yale Law School. Rep. Abrams also is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly, an American Marshall Memorial Fellow, and an alumnus of the Leadership Georgia, Leadership Atlanta, and the Regional Leadership Institute. She was a Georgia delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. She received the Georgia Legislative Service Award by the Association County Commissioners Georgia, the Democratic Legislator of the Year by the Young Democrats of Georgia, and an Environmental Leader Award from the Georgia Conservation Voters.
“Having set attendance and financial records with our 2010 Buttimer dinner, we are delighted to have a speaker with the credentials and accomplishments earned by Rep. Abrams. We look forward to welcoming her to Savannah”, said CCDC Chair Tony Center.
This year the CCDC will honor Floyd Adams, Jr., W. Brooks Stillwell, and Alfreda Goldwire.
The annual dinner will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, 6 p.m. at the Desoto Hilton.