By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING – The John Paulding Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the museum, located across from the Paulding County Fairgrounds.
The keynote speaker will be Damien A. Morales, executive director of the Oakwood Development Company. Morales will share what the upcoming year will bring and what direction the Oakwood Development plans on taking to highlight the strengths of Paulding County.
He is a degreed sociologist from the University of Texas and has spent the past eight years assisting franchisors in replicating their business models across the country.
“I’m humbled to share our development plan with the leaders of the Paulding community,” Morales said. “The future brings us challenges that we all need to face together and head on with a positive attitude and energetic spirit.
“The ODC’s main objective is to immortalize Paulding County’s rich tradition and merge it with our fast moving world, avoiding at all costs, sacrificing the county’s unique personna.”
JPHS president Kim Sutton said, “I hope everyone will come out and listen to what Damien has to say about his vision for the county.
“He is like a breath of fresh air with his enthusiasm and his positive attitude on what Paulding County has to offer.”
Everyone is welcome to attend the annual membership meeting as it is an event which brings together members, friends and family to share in the excitement of a brand new year.
For more information on the meeting or speaker, call Kim Sutton at 419-399-2388.
For more information about the historical society, visit its website at www.johnpauldinghistoricalsociety.org or visit their Facebook page.