Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves will give his annual State of the County address on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Ballroom.
Chairman Eavesâ€™ third State of the County address, presented by the Council for Quality Growth in partnership with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, will focus on the theme â€śFulton Forward.â€ť
The remarks will highlight Fulton Countyâ€™s positive progress as a regional leader in achieving goals in six major priority areas:
â€˘ All People are Safe
â€˘ All People are Healthy
â€˘ All People are Self Sufficient
â€˘ All People have Economic Opportunities
â€˘ All Peopleâ€™s Lives are Culturally & Recreationally Enriched
â€˘ All People Trust Government is Efficient, Effective and Fiscally Sound
â€śFulton County is better than ever,â€ť said Chairman Eaves. â€śFrom the passage of TSPLOST to implementation of justice reform, we are implementing real solutions to solve problems our citizens face every day.â€ť
Vice Chair Joan P. Garner, who will introduce Chairman Eaves, added, â€śI look forward to joining Chairman Eaves as we update the community on the progress Fulton County is making in service to our citizens. We have made tremendous progress, with many exciting initiatives still to come in 201.â€ť
"The Council for Quality Growth is pleased to once again host Fulton County Chairman Eavesâ€™ official remarks on the county's progress in 2016 and his priorities and vision for the coming year,â€ť said Michael Paris, President and CEO of the Council. "It's been an exciting year in the development community, and we encourage members of the media and business community to join us in the Council's State of the County discussions.â€ť
â€śThe Council is proud of its 32 year tradition of bringing business leaders together with elected and appointment officials together to develop policies that support quality growth across the metro Atlanta area. We are looking forward to Chairman Eavesâ€™ comments on the State of Fulton County and more importantly, partnering with the County to realize their goals.â€ť said Andy Macke, 2017 Council Board Chairman and Comcast Vice President of External Affairs.
Registration is required for the event, and is available online at http://www.councilforqualitygrowth.org. Members of the Council for Quality Growth, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce may register for $55. The rate for nonmembers is $75. Sponsorships and tables are also available purchase. Please direct registration purchase and other questions to Amanda Janaskie, 770-813-3381 or
Join the State of the County conversation on social media with the hashtag #FultonForward.
About the Council for Quality Growth:
The Council for Quality Growth is a 32-year-old trade organization that works to ensure continued growth and economic success for generations to come by providing advocacy, information and education to its members. Committed to the mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth, the Council is proactively involved in the formulation of policy and legislation critical to the growth and development industry. The Council addresses, head on, strategic economic planning, infrastructure needs and tough quality of life issues throughout the metro Atlanta region and state.www.councilforqualitygrowth.org
About Fulton County:
Fulton County is home to over one million residents who enjoy first-rate schools, world class sports and entertainment, public transportation, and a government committed to providing exceptional services. In addition to unincorporated territory in
the southern part of the county, Fulton County is composed of the cities of Alpharetta, Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Union City.