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Macon Attorney Running For Re-election To City Council Seat





By Amanda Smith



Attorney Brenda Youmas has announced that she is seeking re-election to her Ward 1, Post 1, city-wide Macon City Council seat in the upcoming election on July 17, 2007.


Youmas received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Human Services from Mercer University School of Liberal Arts.  Afterward, she attended Walter F. George School of Law, where she received several awards, including the Order of Barristers Award for excellency in oral advocacy and the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.  She also volunteered with the rape crisis center and tutored students before she graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 1988.


Brenda Youmas has a drive for public service.  She often speaks about helping to open doors for others and has done just that many times over the years in her capacities as attorney, public speaker, mentor, tutor, and civic volunteer.  In fact, Brenda has served on 24 different committees and boards in her dedication to others, including:


·        Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters

·        Advocate for special needs children for the Macon-Bibb Citizen Advocacy Program

·        Board of Directors – Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia

·        Board of Directors – Crisis Line of Central Georgia

·        Macon Youth Development Center Advisory Board

·        Appointed to serve on the Urban Development Authority

·        Board of Directors – American Cancer Society


and many, many more.


Brenda’s accomplishments as a City Council member include the Beall’s Hill Project and the beginnings of economic development in the Unionville area through a cooperative with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  She was also instrumental in the new health care provision, facilitating the change from United Health Care to Coventry Insurance, a savings of $2 million for the city of Macon.  If re-elected, Brenda would like to see a full pay scale and training for employees as well as a return of the city finances up to reserve status.  Says Brenda, “I view my position on city council as true public service and I will continue to lead in a true servant/leadership style, for I am a servant to the people.”


Brenda cites age-old tradition as the basis for her desire to help others.  “Just as others chose to mentor me, I also choose to mentor others,” she says.  “When I see others with potential that just needs a little boost, I give it to them.  For when you help someone else, a little bit of your soul lives through that person and continues as he or she passes on your wisdom and charity to others who may need help in the future.”




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