A standing ovation greeted State Court Judge Nancy Bills as she spoke to a crowd of supporters Thursday at the Cherokee Run Golf Club event honoring Bills for 10 years of service as State Court Judge and more than two decades of service to the community. She also announced her intention to run for re-election in 2016.
More than 250 citizens joined her in the celebration. Standing at the podium, Judge Bills said the last two weeks have been wonderful while receiving proclamations and accolades, but exclaimed that the amount of individuals attending was simply overwhelming. She said much of the success is due to enjoying collaborative efforts in all endeavors such as the accountability courts or the family violence task force. However, she added that the celebration was not just about her, but evidence of the accomplishments a community could achieve while working together. She concluded that accomplishments are based on the past and that she wanted to focus on the future.
City of Conyers Manager Tony Lucas introduced Judge Bills by offering some observations from her in many roles over 25 years. Lucas said that if you solely looked at her work in the courtroom, you would not grasp the impact she has had on community. Judge Bills is the epitome of a public official, he said, in possessing the ability and knowledge to solve community issues with the character to complete a task with integrity.
Accolades came through the week from U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s office, where Bills had started her public service career working as an intern, Gov. Nathan Deal, Rockdale County Board of Commissioners, Conyers City Council, from the Ga. House of Representatives and more.