Jackson’s influential women honored at City Hall

JACKSON, Tenn. — On Wednesday, 31 one women were recognized at Jackson City Hall.

The 2023 Influential Women of Jackson were honored at a presentation.

Trunetta Atwater, a previous honoree, spoke at the event about how important it is to honor the women in our community for how they provide a great impact to others.

The honorees were announced and were given a certificate from Mayor Scott Conger, along with a gift bag.

“For the past couple of years we have recognized women of our city who continue to lead a path of success in Jackson,” Conger said. “This year is no different. As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, I am honored to recognize 31 additional influential women.”

Women honored included:

  • Olivia Abernathy
  • Tausha Alexander
  • Judy Arrington
  • Leigh Anne Bentley
  • Karley Bond
  • Vicki Burch
  • Collene Commage
  • Julie Cooke
  • Amy Crenshaw
  • Lizzie Emmons
  • Anna Esquivel
  • Beth Haltom
  • Dr. Melinda Harris
  • Trista Havner
  • Kimberly Jones
  • Wendy Trice Martin
  • Keli McAlister
  • Lendon Noe
  • Susie Oliver
  • Rhonda Pettigrew
  • Susan Price
  • Regina Richmond
  • Mary Ross
  • Lauren Saliba
  • Janet Silver
  • Terica Smith
  • Mary Taylor
  • Linda Truex
  • Jackie Utley
  • Ella Watkins
  • Georgia Anne Wright

“Being a woman inspired me. You know, I just really wanted to open up about what we deal with on a day to day basis, and not necessarily the great work we are doing at our work or in the foundations that we are involved in. But I really wanted the people to know what it’s like to be a woman,” Atwater said.

This was the third Influential Women of Jackson program.

You can find more on International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month here.

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