Tannika Wester has called Rome home since 1990. A graduate of Rome High School, she went on to earn her B.A. in Communication from Berry College. She currently serves as the director of communications at Darlington School, where she has been employed for the past 14 years.

Tannika is passionate about the causes in which she volunteers her time, and she is honored to be part of this year's A Night to Remember: An Adult Prom benefiting the Alzheimer's Association and other dementia-related needs in our community. She is participating in memory of Joan Peppers, the mother of one of her coworkers and dear friends, who recently lost her battle with Alzheimer's.

A past president and current member of the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA Board of Directors, she serves on the organization's Fundraising Committee and as chair of publicity for the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge. She is a graduate of the Rome-Floyd Chamber's Leadership Rome Class of XXIV and has served as a past coordinator of the program.

Additional civic involvements have included service on the SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee, Rome-Floyd Citizens for Progress, the Run for the Rescues planning committee, the Rome-Floyd Chamber's Young Professionals planning committee, local organizing committees for Hospitality House’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and the Dodge Tour de Georgia, the Board of Directors for the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Rome International Film Festival, and as a mentor with Rome-Floyd Communities in Schools. She has also participated in Harbor House Child Advocacy Center's Adult Spell Off.