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Inspire Women's Luncheon

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Name: Inspire Women's Luncheon
Date: August 9, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
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Event Description:
Join women of Lumpkin County at the inaugural Inspire Luncheon and be inspired by speaker Melanie Harris who works with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

Melanie will be sharing what she has learned during her tenure with the GBI and discussing challenges women face as leaders today.

Date & Time:
Thursday, August 9

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served promptly at 12:00 pm

Montaluce Winery & Restaurant

501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega

$20 per person

11:30 am    Arrival & Mingling
​12:00 pm    Welcome & Lunch
​1:00 pm      Adjourn
About Melanie Harris:
Beginning with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 2002, Ms. Harris has 16 years of criminal justice work experience within the private, local and state levels. During this time, her experience has afforded her the opportunity to serve North Georgia in various capacities. As a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence, and as Director of Victim Services, she has served on two different DV Task Forces, serving one as Chair for 2 ½ years, and was a member of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit Child Fatality Review Board. Having worked with two different sheriff’s office administrations, she assisted in the training and implementation of policies and standards for the use of GCIC Information. Not only did she train agencies within GCIC operations, but also in DV response and report writing as well. Ms. Harris is also a POST Certified Training Instructor. In 2012, she was appointed to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council by Governor Nathan Deal, where she not only served as the Chair of the Crime Victims Compensation Board, but also on the Executive and Victim Assistance Grants Committee as well. Ms. Harris joined the GBI as a CJIS Compliance Specialist in 2014, and is currently assigned to the North Region, which is comprised of the 22 northernmost counties in Georgia. Melanie is married to Kevin Harris, and resides in Mineral Bluff, Georgia, with their two children. 
Montaluce Winery & Restaurant
501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, August 9
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served promptly at 12:00 pm
Contact Information:
Stefani Jones
$20 per person
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