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Debra CraigMember: Debra Craig
Company: City of South Fulton
Position: City Manager

Areas of Expertise: 
Municipal management, including finance, budgeting, purchasing, human resources, organizational development, policy-setting, program implementation, and intergovernmental relations. Primary focus includes executing policies, formulating processes to respond to citizens' needs, strategizing community improvements and coordinating relationships with agencies and other municipalities to better serve the public. Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance State of Tennessee Certified Municipal Finance Officer

Other Interests:
Playing the piano, music ministry, painting, community involvement, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority public service activities, spending time with family and friends.

What made you want to become active in the Chamber?
I became active in the Chamber to learn more about my community and surrounding areas. As a city manager, I believe it is important for community leaders to share ideas and resources. The Chamber plays a vital role in connecting people from different areas of the community.

Why do you serve as an Ambassador?
I serve as an Ambassador to promote and advance the services and programs of the Chamber of Commerce. It has been an enjoyable experience representing the Chamber in this capacity.

What is the Chamber's role in the business community?
The Chamber plays an important role in promoting business activity and representing chamber members. They also offer programs and networking opportunities.

What piece of advice would you give to a business who was thinking about joining the Chamber?
I would encourage joining the Chamber because membership gives businesses greater exposure, provides networking opportunities and keeps members aware of issues within their community and local marketplace.