To nominate someone for the 2015 20 Under 40, click here.
Statesboro Herald 20 Under 40 previous winners
Dr. Ruthie Crider
James "Bubba" Revell
Dr. Lisa Robinson
Dr. Bryant Smalley
Dr. Austin Whitlock
Dr. Aaron Clark
Dr. Eli Penn
In 2010, the Statesboro Herald conducted its first ever search to identify 20 Bulloch County residents under the age of 40 who are making a mark with professional success and community involvement. Since then, the Herald has recognized 101 folks under 40 who help make Statesboro and Bulloch County a better place to live.
The nominations for this year's list will come from the community. All nominees must be under 40 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2016. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 23. You will find a nominating form in today's edition of the Statesboro Herald on page 8, and it has been printed periodically. Forms also are available at the Herald office and online at statesboroherald.com. The 20 Under 40 section will publish on Tuesday, April 28.
For those of you who follow the statewide news scene, you know that Georgia Trend magazine recognizes 40 individuals under 40 years of age who are making an impact around the state. Many of those who made that list in the past later reached the magazine's coveted 100 Most Influential Georgians list.
As a growing and thriving community, we need to groom leaders for the future in a variety of fields — business, education, law, medical, philanthropic and civic — and recognize those emerging leaders along the way.
From the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award recipients to Chamber of Commerce honorees and Kiwanian and Rotarians of the year, we are blessed to have among us those who have given years and, in some cases, decades of service to this community.
All of the people who have been honored by the organizations that I mentioned above began at some point in their careers or personal life to be successful, to be a contributor, to be a leader.
I really encourage you to participate by letting us know about those who are making a difference. Hopefully, one day, some of these same individuals will be identified as one of the most influential Georgians for what they have done right here in Bulloch County.
Jim Healy is operations manager for the Statesboro Herald. He may be reached at (912) 489-9402 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.