UPDATES with board quotes
by Robin Kemp
GlenNeta Griffin has joined The Clayton Crescent’s Board of Trust.
“I’m excited to support an independent, reliable news source in the county that I grew up in,” Griffin said. “Clayton County has a lot to offer. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve.”
Griffin, a 23-year media and communications veteran, is a graduate of North Clayton High School. She has served as a public information officer for the Clayton County Police Department, as well as marketing and communications manager and producer for the Clayton County Board of Commissioners and Clayton County Access Television.
Griffin is president and founder of Media Kids Foundation, Inc., as well as CEO of the Georgia Media Academy, and GlenNeta Griffin Media. As a writer, actress, and producer, Griffin has been involved in over 100 communications, media, film, and TV projects in the last 23 years.
“We are excited that GlenNeta has come on board,” said Executive Editor and CEO Robin Kemp. “Her deep roots in Clayton County and her depth and breadth of experience in communications is most welcome as we expand The Clayton Crescent’s operations.”
Board President Richard Griffiths said, “GlenNeta brings extraordinary experience and understanding of the media industry. Her insights and work ethic will further strengthen our board as we work to make the Clayton Crescent a fully sustainable non-profit.”
Founding Board Member Tammy Joyner added, “I am excited to be working with GlenNeta. She is extremely knowledgeable about Clayton County and her background in media and communications will serve the board immensely. Welcome aboard, GlenNeta!”
Griffin holds a B.A. in public relations with a minor in journalism and mass communications from Ashford University, as well as a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, film, and television from Full Sail University. She is a graduate of the Media Studies program at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and has studied economic development at Georgia Tech.
The Clayton Crescent is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit newsroom and is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News. Our mission is primarily watchdog journalism and government reporting for the benefit of residents of Clayton County and the Southern Crescent, with investigative journalism as an ongoing project. We serve the public interest by covering news in Clayton County and the Southern Crescent, particularly those geographical and topical areas historically (and currently) less-served by traditional news organizations. We exist to inform the public about policies and actions that impact them directly or indirectly, with special attention to elected and appointed officials and bodies. We investigate alleged corruption by those in power. We cover those communities historically ignored by the local press, including marginalized groups and unincorporated areas with no city government. We strive to connect citizens to their elected officials on matters of substance.