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New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Meet Alana Sanders: Public Servants, Educator, Presenter, Public Speaker, and International Fitness Professional.  

Google Alana Sanders to find a plethora of links vouching for her character. She has been featured on CNN, BET, and NBC, nominated for “Who’s Who” in Atlanta 4 years in a row, and has been the featured fitness presenter for many expos such as the “Ultimate Women Expo,” along with many notable conventions internationally. She is a former College Business Chair and is currently a University Professor teaching the art of Business and Marketing. She wrote the first college textbook on “Social Media Marketing” through Pearson Education, which included workbooks to help business professionals utilize the networks. Alana consults businesses on the most effective ways to engage their current and future customers. 

Receiving her undergraduate degree from Grambling State University and being a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. she has always served in leadership positions and looked out for the best interest of her those she has managed and represented. Alana has also managed multi-million-dollar budgets and employees.


The achievement that outweighs all of her accomplishments is being the mother to her daughter, who takes after her energetic mom: She published her first book at 5, started her first business at the age of 8, has been taking college courses since she was 9, and took the ACT at 10. She is a Duke TIP and John Hopkins Scholar; alongside being a talented artist. Recently, her daughter accepted a full academic scholarship to study microbiology to become a Doctor of Immunology. (Immunologist) Alana is one proud mom!


Fun Facts about Alana:

Alana is a phenomenal vocalist who sings professionally traveling with corporate bands and has her own band performing in the Atlanta metro area. She received various vocal music performance scholarships singing opera; holding up to her middle name, “Leontine.” She was the lead vocalist for Louisiana’s District IX honor chorus. She holds over 25 crowns as a beauty pageant queen winner, where pageants paid for the majority of her college education. Alana was a classically trained pianist.

Political Board Affiliations:

  • Accepted into the Georgia WIN Leadership Academy

  • Member, Local Progress

  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Ambassador

  • Chair, NACo NextGen

  • Vice-Chair, NACo Program,  and Services Committee

  • National Secretary, Women of NACo

  • Vice-Chair  NACo of Human and Services Committee

  • Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG)  Economic Development and Transportation

  • ACCG Federal Committee

  • Certified County Commissioner with the State of Georgia

  • Vice President, Georgia Association of Black County Officials (GABCO)

  • Vice-Chair, Public Facilities Authority of Newton County Government.

  • Subcommittee Vice Chair, NACO Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee (Presidential Appointment)

  • National Association of Counties (NACo) International Economic Development Task Force

  • National Association of Counties (NACo)  Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee 

  • Member of NACo County Officials Advancing Racial Equity (CORE) in Justice Network

  • Chair, Political Involvement, and Awareness, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Covington Area Alumnae Chapter (Presidential Appointment)

  • Board Member, Newton County Family Connection


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