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January EOM

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January Employee of the Month

January ROM

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Right of the Month


Lizzie Winners

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The “Lizzie Award” – “Above and Beyond” was developed in the loving memory of the late Lizzie Quarterman, who was an outstanding employee of The Jessamine Place. As a Direct Support Professional and Team Leader, she demonstrated “the extra mile” approach to supporting people served by the agency.


The Lizzie Winner 2018
2018 Lizzie Winner - Melinda McKinley
Betty Thornton, Melinda McKinley, Alexsis Haskin
Betty Thornton, Melinda McKinley, Alexsis Haskin

The Jessamine Place is very proud to announce the 2018 recipient of this prestigious honor was awarded to Melinda McKinley. She received a $100 gift certificate along with beautiful plague commemorating her recognition. Runner-ups were: Alexsis Haskin (1st) and Betty Thornton (2nd). Both ladies were awarded certificates and a $25 gift card. Congratulations and Great Job!

GB Crew Lunch

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Golden Boy Crew Have Lunch at Golden Coral

Golden Boy Crew 1
Golden Boy Crew 2

On Wednesday – December 20, Jessamine Golden Boy crew was treated by the Supportive Employment department (Constance Manley and Denise Smith) to a holiday lunch at the Golden Coral in Tifton, Georgia. Thanks for all their hard work!

Leadership Bootcamp

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On Friday – December 14, the agency held a leadership bootcamp at the Paulk Park Depot. The event faciliator was Charles Coney. 

JP Christmas Party

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Christmas Party 2018


Ugly Sweater Contest

King & Queen of Ugly Sweater Contest
Contest Winners

The Christmas Party was held on Thursday, December 13. There was dancing, games, and great food! A good time was had by all. 

2018 Mayors’ Motorcade

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2018 Mayors' Christmas Motorcade

Annually, in support of the Mayor’s Motorcade, staff from the Jessamine Place and People First present both gifts and a check in support of individuals who are still housed in Central Georgia State Hospital in Milledgeville.  Pictured are (L to R) Constance Foster, Mcleatha Burnett, Mayor Jim Puckett, Brad King, People First of Fitzgerald President, Tropecca Rose, Ann Searcy, Shirley B. Brooks, Executive Director of The Jessamine Place, Sandra Sheppard, and Marian Jackson.


GMA (Georgia Municipal Association) began the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade in 1959 at the request of Betty Vandiver, wife of then-Governor Ernest Vandiver, as a way of providing holiday gifts for the patients of Georgia’s mental health and retardation hospitals. Originally established to provide gifts to clients at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, the program was expanded in the 1980’s to support state regional hospitals. Without the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, many of the clients would not receive a gift for the holidays. The Christmas spirit demonstrated by cities during the Motorcade extends beyond the holiday season. Any gifts not handed out during Christmas are used for client birthdays or given to newly arrived clients, who may need basic items. In this way, cities help the hospitals celebrate special occasions year-round and help the hospitals meet the needs of their clients.

December ROM

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December Right of the Month: Right NOT to have your things searched…

Way To Go!

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Lorenzo continues to shine doing his job at Dorminy Medical Center where his patient services in dietary are greatly appreciated. In October, he received a “You Rock” award for his outstanding employee performance and in November, he received the Employee of the Month Award. We are so proud of him. Way To Go, Lorenzo!

November EOM

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Thanks for your hard work and commitment!