Our Mission

Statesboro Jaycees’ mission is to provide development opportunities for young people (ages 21-40) to create positive change. Statesboro Jaycees has a long history in Bulloch County and archives until present can be seen at: https://bit.do/StatesboroJaycees_history. Our Statesboro chapter was resurrected in 2014, and is still going strong.

If you are between the ages of 21 – 40, and would like to learn more about the Statesboro Jaycees, we would love to have you join us for one of our monthly meetings! We meet on the second Tuesday of each month; networking begins at 5:45pm and the meeting begins at 6:15pm.

Our meeting place for 2024 will be Soyumi Asian Kitchen! Click the name of the location to see it on Google Maps.

Our Officers

Christy Kennedy -- President

Office Manager, Kennedy’s Heating & Air, Inc.

HOBBIES:

When I’m not working or doing class work (currently student at Georgia Southern), I enjoy traveling (especially to Walt Disney World), journaling, coloring, and spending time with my friends and family.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Relay for Life of Bulloch/GSU

AWARDS/ACCOLADES

Statesboro Herald’s 2021 20 Under 40

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

 I grew up in Statesboro and have always had a love for our community and passion for volunteering. As I got older, I realized I wanted to step out on my own and be involved in the community I love. I was invited to Jaycees by Chris Wiggins and realized quickly that I wanted to join and be a part of this group of young adults with the same love for Statesboro and passion for volunteering as me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Jaycees so far and look forward to continuing to serve alongside this great group of people.

Statesboro Jaycees | Division of JCI USA | Volunteer | Fundraiser | Networking

Bailey Brinson -- Vice President

COO, Davis Marketing Company

HOBBIES:

My husband and I love having our friends over for dinners and get-togethers. I love to experiment in the kitchen when I have time. I also like helping friends get ready for special events by doing their hair and makeup.

Awards/Accolades:

Georgia Southern Alumni 40 Under 40 Class of 2021
Statesboro Herald 20 Under 40 Class of 2023

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

Since a young age I have always found myself volunteering and involved in the community. After college I wanted to keep up with volunteering and being a part of something bigger than myself. Joining the Jaycees seemed like the perfect fit. Statesboro is my home and it is very important to me to be a part of the community. I love to see it grow and prosper.

Gabby Lores -- Membership Director

Lead Graphic Designer, Davis Marketing Company

Hobbies:

Spending time with my family, my two dogs and two cats, and playing video games. I also enjoy working out at Planet Fitness.

Other groups involved in:

Marketing Director for Hannah’s Hope

Awards/Accolades:

Best Graphic Designer – Best of the Boro 2023

Why I joined the Jaycees

Coming from Mexico, I shifted my role from receiving to giving back. After securing a college education in the United States, I discovered the joy of contributing. Inspired by community leaders, like Bailey Brinson, I joined the Statesboro Jaycees to step out of my comfort zone. As a Jaycee, I’ve volunteered on various occasions, finding immense fulfillment in assisting our community. Having experienced the need for help, I understand the impact of community support. It’s a rewarding journey and I love knowing we’re making a positive difference.

Alexis Knox -- Events Director

Events Coordinator, Bulloch County Public Works

Hobbies:

Riding my Harley, traveling, spending time with my family and friends.

 

Other Groups Involved In:

American Public Works Association
Solid Waste Association of North America

 

Why I Joined the Jaycees:

I have always loved volunteering an being present in the community. Joining the Jaycees gave me the opportunity to find other service hearted young professionals in the area that I could fellowship with and work with to serve our community.

Mandy Kennedy -- Communications Director

Senior Office Manager, Kennedy's Heating & Air, Inc.

HOBBIES:

Spending time with family and friends, golf cart/side-by-side rides, baking, traveling, and spending time with my two dogs (aka my babies).

AWARDS:

Statesboro Herald’s 20 under 40 Class of 2022

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

To connect with other people who have the same passion for our community as I do. I also loved the idea of having more volunteer opportunities.

Murphy McRae -- Secretary

Visitor Center Manager, Visit Statesboro

Hobbies:

Reading, playing games with friends, sketching, writing, and snuggling with my cat, Teddy.
 

Why I Joined the Jaycees:

It gets harder to meet people as you get older, so I saw joining as a great opportunity to meet people around my age, who had the same passion for giving back to the community. The fact that we have so much fun along the way just makes it even better! I look forward to seeing how much good we can do as an organization in 2024.

Matt LaTulip -- Treasurer

Financial Institution Specialist, Steve H. Powell & Co.

Hobbies:

Georgia Southern Sports, Tailgating, Woodworking, Golf, & Fishing
 

Other Groups Involved In:

Statesboro Career Clothes Closet (Co-Chair)

 

Why I Joined the Jaycees:

Giving back to the Statesboro Community is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Jaycee. As a prior U.S. Marine, being actively involved with the Toys For Tots local operation has been a gift come full circle. I look forward to seeing the growth of our community, one simple act of service at a time.

Statesboro Jaycees | Division of JCI USA | Volunteer | Fundraiser | Networking

Anthony Leveritt -- Executive Director

Systems Administrator, Crider Foods

Hobbies:

Kayaking, hiking, and fishing. I also enjoy attending GSU football games and spending time with family and friends.
 
 

Why I Joined the Jaycees:

I had been looking for a way to get more involved in the Statesboro community and connect with like minded young professionals. After attending a few meetings, it was obvious that being a part of the Jaycees was just what I was looking for. I’m excited to see what the future holds.

Cole Davis -- Executive Director

Human Resources Manager, PharmaEssentia

Hobbies:

Hunting, cooking, and spending time outdoors with my family.

Awards/Accolades:

2021 Harmony Award Winner

 

Why I Joined the Jaycees:

As a newer resident to Statesboro and Georgia, I joined the Jaycees to meet like-minded young professionals and make friends. I love that the group has a heart for service and the shared desire to grow within the community we call home.

Christy Kennedy - President

Office Manager, Kennedy’s Heating & Air, Inc.

HOBBIES:

When I’m not working or doing class work (currently a student at Georgia Southern), I enjoy traveling (especially to Walt Disney World), journaling, coloring, and spending time with my friends and family.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

Relay for Life of Bulloch/GSU

AWARDS/ACCOLADES

Statesboro Herald’s 2021 20 Under 40

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

 I grew up in Statesboro and have always had a love for our community and passion for volunteering. As I got older, I realized I wanted to step out on my own and be involved in the community I love. I was invited to Jaycees by Chris Wiggins and realized quickly that I wanted to join and be a part of this group of young adults with the same love for Statesboro and passion for volunteering as me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Jaycees so far and look forward to continuing to serve alongside this great group of people.

Bailey Brinson- Vice President

COO , Davis Marketing Company

HOBBIES:

My husband and I love having our friends over for dinners and get-togethers. I love to experiment in the kitchen when I have time. I also like helping friends get ready for special events by doing their hair and makeup.

Awards/Accolades

Georgia Southern Alumni 40 Under 40 Class of 2021
Statesboro Herald 20 Under 40 Class of 2023

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

Since a young age I have always found myself volunteering and involved in the community. After college I wanted to keep up with volunteering and being a part of something bigger than myself. Joining the Jaycees seemed like the perfect fit. Statesboro is my home and it is very important to me to be a part of the community. I love to see it grow and prosper.

Gabby Lores- Membership Director

Lead Graphic Designer, Davis Marketing Company

Hobbies

Spending time with my family, my two dogs and two cats, and playing video games. I also enjoy working out at Planet Fitness.

Other groups involved in

Marketing Director for Hannah’s Hope

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

Best Graphic Designer – Best of the Boro 2023

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES

Coming from Mexico, I shifted my role from receiving to giving back. After securing a college education in the United States, I discovered the joy of contributing. Inspired by community leaders, like Bailey Brinson, I joined the Statesboro Jaycees to step out of my comfort zone. As a Jaycee, I’ve volunteered on various occasions, finding immense fulfillment in assisting our community. Having experienced the need for help, I understand the impact of community support. It’s a rewarding journey and I love knowing we’re making a positive difference.

Bailey Catrabone - Events Director

Events Coordinator, Bulloch County Public Works

HOBBIES:

Riding my Harley, traveling, spending time with my family and friends.

OTHER GROUPS INVOLVED IN:

American Public Works Association
Solid Waste Association of North America

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I have always loved volunteering an being present in the community. Joining the Jaycees gave me the opportunity to find other service hearted young professionals in the area that I could fellowship with and work with to serve our community.

Mandy Kennedy - Communications Director

Senior Office Manager, Kennedy's Heating & Air, Inc.

HOBBIES:

Spending time with family and friends, golf cart/side-by-side rides, baking, traveling, and spending time with my two dogs (aka my babies)

AWARDS:

Statesboro Herald’s “20 under 40” Class of 2022

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

To connect with other people who have the same passion for our community as I do. I also loved the idea of having more volunteer opportunities.

 

Murphy McRae - Secretary

Visitor Center Manager, Visit Statesboro

HOBBIES:

Reading, playing games with friends, sketching, writing, and snuggling with my cat, Teddy.
 

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

It gets harder to meet people as you get older, so I saw joining as a great opportunity to meet people around my age, who had the same passion for giving back to the community. The fact that we have so much fun along the way just makes it even better! I look forward to seeing how much good we can do as an organization in 2024.

Matt LaTulip - Treasurer

Financial Institution Specialist, Steve H. Powell & Co.

HOBBIES:

Georgia Southern sports, Tailgating, Woodworking, Golf, and Fishing

OTHER GROUPS:

Statesboro Career Clothes Closet (Co-Chair)

WHY I BECAME A JAYCEE:

Giving back to the Statesboro Community is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Jaycee. As a prior U.S. Marine, being actively involved with the Toys For Tots local operation has been a gift come full circle. I look forward to seeing the growth of our community, one simple act of service at a time.

Statesboro Jaycees | Division of JCI USA | Volunteer | Fundraiser | Networking

Anthony Leveritt - Executive Director

Systems Administrator, Crider Foods

HOBBIES:

Kayaking, hiking, and fishing. I also enjoy attending GSU football games and spending time with family and friends.
 
 

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

I had been looking for a way to get more involved in the Statesboro community and connect with like minded young professionals. After attending a few meetings, it was obvious that being a part of the Jaycees was just what I was looking for. I’m excited to see what the future holds.
Statesboro Jaycees | Division of JCI USA | Volunteer | Fundraiser | Networking

Cole Davis - Executive Director

Human Resources Manager, PharmaEssentia

HOBBIES:

Hunting, cooking, and spending time outdoors with my family.
 

AWARDS/ACCOLADES:

2021 Harmony Award Winner

 

WHY I JOINED THE JAYCEES:

As a newer resident to Statesboro and Georgia, I joined the Jaycees to meet like-minded young professionals and make friends. I love that the group has a heart for service and the shared desire to grow within the community we call home.