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At-large Councilwoman Mayor Treney Tweedy speaks during the State of the City address at the Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg on Monday, April 29, 2019.

Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy will be Central Virginia Community College's commencement speaker May 15.

Commencement begins at 7 p.m. at Liberty University's Vines Center. CVCC expects to graduate 1,009 students and confer 1,390 associate's degrees, diplomas, certificates and other credentials, the college said in a news release.

CVCC said Tweedy is a former student, having attended classes beginning in 1990. Tweedy called the school "the start of my educational career" and noted her daughter, Kouri, recently earned her clinical medical assistant credential there.

Tweedy was elected to one of Lynchburg City Council's three at-large seats in 2014. Her fellow councilors chose her to be mayor in 2018. Prior to serving on council, she served six years on the Lynchburg School Board.

Tweedy is executive director of Treney Tweedy Consulting Services, LLC, a communication management and public-relations consulting firm. A native of Lynchburg and E.C. Glass graduate, Tweedy also served as a journalist in the U.S. Navy and earned a bachelor's in English from Lynchburg College.

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