Sen. Gooch Named to the Georgia Adult Literacy Advocates 2012 Legislative Literacy Honor Roll

ATLANTA (February 29, 2012) – Sen. Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) was named to the 2012 Legislative Literacy Honor Roll at the Capitol on Monday by the Georgia Adult Literacy Advocates. The 2012 Legislative Literacy Honor Roll recognizes elected officials who are dedicated to promoting adult literacy and education throughout their communities.

“Education is one of the greatest drivers for a strong economy and productive workforce,” said Sen. Gooch. “Increasing the accessibility of adult learning programs is not only critical to supporting strong families but also vital to safeguarding Georgia’s future economic growth and competitiveness.”

Sen. Gooch was presented with a certificate and recognized for his work to address the education and workforce development needs of adults throughout North Georgia, specifically the Lumpkin County Coalition for Adult and Continuing Education.

“On behalf of the Georgia Adult Literacy Advocates, I was pleased to honor Sen. Steve Gooch for his personal commitment to support Georgia’s adult learners. “His steadfast efforts to advance adult literacy and education have made a significant difference in the lives of individuals throughout his community,” said John Greheim, Board Member of the Lumpkin Literacy Coalition and Director of the Adult Literacy Program.

In 2011, Sen. Gooch was named as the primary spokesperson for the Lumpkin County Adult Literacy Program. In addition to his efforts to promote adult learning in Lumpkin County, Sen. Gooch has worked to improve the reading aptitude of North Georgians by providing financial support to local reading coalitions.

The Georgia Adult Literacy Advocates (GALA) is a state-wide adult education and advocacy organization dedicated to increasing awareness, support, and funding for adult literacy efforts in Georgia.

For Immediate Release:
February 29, 2012

For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director
Shawna Mercer,Sr. Communications Specialist