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Meet and greet with elected leaders
City, county elected officials invited
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If you've been looking for a direct audience with the elected leaders of the county and city in an informal setting, Tuesday may be your chance.

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Community Leaders Meet and Greet event on Oct. 11, from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Corner Market, at the intersection of Parker Road and Flat Shoals Road.

Elected leaders, including judges, the tax commissioner, city council members, county commissioners, have been invited to the event.

Confirmed so far are Conyers Mayor Randy Mills; Conyers City Councilmen Cleveland Stroud, Marty Jones, Vince Evans, Chris Bowen; Rockdale County Commissioners Oz Nesbitt, JaNice Van Ness and Chairman Richard Oden; Board of Education members Wales Barksdale, Darlene Hotchkiss, Jean Yontz, Brad Smith, Jim McBrayer; Coroner Stephen Boyle.

The event is primarily for county and city level local officials, but elected officials on the state level, including state Senate and House representatives are also welcome to attend.

Chamber Government Committee Chair David Shipp said the Chamber decided to change the format of the event, sponsored this year by AT&T, to broaden the scope of officials available to the general public. Previously, it had been a breakfast where four or five city and county leaders spoke on a panel and took questions. The evening hour and informal setting would also make it easier for more people to attend and ask their questions in a more discreet manner.

"This way you get to talk to them one-on-one, ask what questions you want to, and really get to know your elected officials," Shipp said. "It’s a little friendlier event. Some people don’t want to air their questions in public anyway."

The event is free for Chamber members but $10 for non-members.

For more information, call 770-483-7049.