Currently, there are five focus steering committees which carry out the goals of the Character Coalition, such as Character Week, fundraisers or other events. Additionally, the committees also have their own specific goals which are set by members. Sometimes two or more committees find that their specific goals are very similar, and partner to implement the goals.
The committees meet bi-monthly, or as necessary. They are composed of citizens who are committed to furthering the goals set by the Prattville-Autauga Character Coalition and the specific focus committees. If you would like to become a part of a committee, contact Boo Rogers at (334) 365-7392 or email at email@example.com
David Lewis, Chairperson
Mission: to emphasize the value of good character among students; to encourage employers to hire and train for character; to encourage business and professional owners and employees to set examples of good character and service in dealings with each other, vendors, clients or customers; and to recognize those who demonstrate good character.
"A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition."
James Cash Penney (1875-1971)
American businessman, founder of J.C. Penney stores
James T. Powell, Chairperson
Mission: to promote development of good character among students and educators in classes, sports and other recreational activities and in training for the workforce; to provide enrichment programs and events to enhance quality of life for young people and adults; to recognize those exhibiting good character.
"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."
Robert M. Hutchins (1899-1977)
American educator, University and Foundation president, editor
Rev. Bill Morgan, Chairperson
MIssion: to recognize that the development of good character is imperative for faith and ethical formation; to promote good character as an extension of faith; to encourage ethical behavior among all citizens; to encourage leaders to demonstrate and promote ethical behavior in professional and personal relationships.
"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living with integrity."
W. Clement Stone (1902-2002)
American author, businessman, philanthropist
Melody Colvert, Chairperson
Mission: to reach family members and others in the community through various venues so that character development will become a part of daily life, thus strengthening relationships and resulting in good citizenship.
"So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip."
Will Rogers (1879-1935)
American actor, circus performer, humorist
Steve Golsan, Chairperson
Mission: to encourage good character among candidates, elected officials and employees and volunteers of government and social service agencies and organizations; to encourage good character among the beneficiaries of social and governmental services; to encourage good character in the lives of all citizens, which will result in good citizenship.
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted, and behold, service was joy."
Rabindranth Tagore (1861-1941)
Indian poet, playwright, Nobel Prize winner for literature