Bay County Chamber of Commerce

Bay County Chamber of Commerce

235 West 5th Street

Panama City, FL 32401


Phone: 850.785.5206

Fax: 850.763.6229





15-16 Class of Junior Leadership Bay Class Graduates
April 20, 2016

The Bay County Chamber is pleased to announce the 16th graduating class of Junior Leadership Bay. Former Panama City Beach Mayor, Gayle Oberst, was the keynote speaker.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Amanda Lovett from Palm Bay Preparatory Academy was  presented with a scholarship to attend Gulf Coast State College and Florida State University – Panama City Campus. Junior Leadership Bay is an eight month program for high school juniors designed to prepare, develop and enhance high school juniors for future roles in community leadership at an early point in life.


Congratulations to the 2015-16 Class:  J.R. Arnold High School: Sara Dastgerdi, Ashton Duggan, Jackson Duggan, Eden Hawes, Chad McGuire, Camryn Means, Sydney Means. Bay High School: Garrett Healey, Hannah Joseph, Bria Owens, Alexandria Sherman. Deane Bozeman High School: Anna Benjamin, William Payne. Homeschool: Mary Beth Barr, Samuel Granville. A.C. Mosley High School: Emily Brock, Sydney Clifton, Savannah Harless, Kyle Moody, Hannah Paulk. North Bay Haven Charter: Salony Baddigam, Victoria Johnson. Palm Bay Prep Academy: Amanda Lovett. Rutherford High School: Cheri Hines, Thomas Le, Kiana Pilson.

Many thanks to the 2015-2016 Steering Committee for all of their hard work and dedication: Chairman Melissa Ingle, Trustmark Bank; Sheila Bradt, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center; Shirley Courson, Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering; Suzanne Farrar, Bay District School Board; Ruthie Parker, Innovations Federal Credit Union; Angela Sexton, FSU Panama City; Greg Wilson, State Attorney’s Office – 14th Circuit; Kristina Williams, The Eye Center of North Florida;


If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact one of our staff members.




The mission of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce is to create superior value for all chamber members large and small, cultivate economic and personal development, promote and protect a competitive system of business, be a community leader while embracing Bay County’s opportunities and challenges.


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