Lauren Chambers is a trailblazer for being a community connector, a servant for the people, branding, media outlets, execution of events, and community collaborator. Lauren Chambers is the CEO of The Mill District Inc. here in Columbus, Georgia. Lauren has worked for health plan industry for almost 8 years focusing and overseeing the Central Region of Georgia leading statewide initiatives, community initiatives and enhances the company brand in the community for the company reputation. Lauren has aggressively been working and leading successful signature events for the state initiatives such as the Annual Company Networking Breakfast/Evening Event extended to stakeholders/ community partners/key players of the community, large scale citywide back to school events and successful citywide branded events allow our health plan to have exclusivity at signature events
Lauren has become a vital player in the workspace of asking the call for the community with being recognized for her strategic thinking outside of the box and very aggressive with maximizing collaborations and partnerships efforts across the state of Georgia. She has been recognized in many capacities for her work Value in Action Award, Impact Anthem Impact Award, and community awards such as the Rising Stars 5 under 40, Community Service Award with Eco-Latino Community Awards, & Recipient of the 2019 Emerging Leader Award at the Congressman Sanford Bishop Annual Black History Breakfast.
Now Lauren has the pleasure of applying every skillset that she has had in her tool box from social services, Corporate America, nonprofit sector and overall relationship master to apply to serving the people in 4 neighborhoods that make up The Mill District. This community has about 5,000 residents and the goal of TMD is being an identified Purpose-Built Community where we provide uplift, educate, and advocate for those in our community focusing on our 3 pillars: Education, Affordable Housing & Wellness.
Prior to becoming the CEO, Lauren worked in the non-profit sector focusing on social services, advocacy, public relations/marketing/media branding, volunteerism, fundraising, community outreach, employment engagement, piloting National Award-Winning Programmatic Programs for at-risk-youth/families. In Lauren’s personal time, she is actively involved with her community and serves on several community boards such as United Way of Chattahoochee Valley 2020 Campaign Cabinet, Georgia American Diabetes Association Board, Springer Opera House Board of Directors & Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Committee, Jr. League of Columbus, Columbus (Georgia) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Columbus Convention & Trade Center Board, Jack & Jill of America, Columbus, Georgia Chapter, Executive Board for American Cancer Society, NeighborWorks, Teen Advisory Board and recently St. Francis Hospital Board of Trustees & Purpose Built-Communities Racial Equity Ambassadors Program
Lauren enjoys trying new activities such as recently doing golf lessons. In her spare time she is running 5K races, fishing, attending music concerts and plays. She has a passion for volunteering and giving back to others in the community.
Lauren is a native of Phenix City, Alabama. She graduated from Pacelli Catholic High School in Columbus, Georgia. She is also a proud graduate of The Alabama State University home of the hornets where it’s a great time to be hornet!!! After completing undergrad, she graduated with a Master degree in Community Counseling from Troy University.
She is the proud daughter of the late Mr. Charles Deryl Davidson & the late Mrs. Henri Faye H. Davidson. She is married to Mr. Steven I. Chambers and together they have a beautiful smart daughter Miss. Ellie Elizabeth-Grace Chambers.
Overall, her passion is to ensure she is tapping in to doing her assignment on earth. Bringing a ray of sunshine to others that have hard times. While we are all here, we must give to others and be ok with giving a helping hand. It all works together when we come together for the greater good of others.
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