The Douglas County Chamber spearheaded a group of 12 community leaders who met with US Senators and Congressional leaders in Washington D.C. on September 18th – 20th to discuss topics important to our thriving community. While in D.C., delegates also participated in the Georgia Chamber Fly-In with other chambers across the state.
The Washington D.C. Fly-In offers a collaborative way for government, education and business leaders in our community to meet congressional leaders as a collective voice. During the fast paced, two-day trip, attendees also participated in economic updates with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Chamber’s Congressional and Staff Appreciation Reception where more than 100 leaders attended.
Meetings were held with Congressman David Scott as well as with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. The community group included Douglas County Chamber Chairmans Club members led by Douglas County School Superintendent Trent North, Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson and Board of Commissioners Vice Chair, Kelly Robinson. Infrastructure topics highlighted the list of issues carried by the group, as well as an update on the collaborative efforts taking place in Douglas County. Conversations focused on federal assistance on major road projects such as the Hwy 92 relocation project and the I-20/I-285 Interchange, as well as the need to plan strategically for ample water resources in our growing community.
“AT&T is proud to support the Douglas County Chamber. The Chamber’s recent Fly-In offered an opportunity to present a unified community voice and convey our positions on key issues that affect residents and businesses in Douglas County,” said Don Barbour, AT&T Georgia Regional Director of External Affairs.
“The Douglas County Chamber is very appreciative of the community and business leaders who took time out of their business and away from their families to promote our community needs to elected officials in Washington D.C.,” said Sara Ray, Chamber President & CEO.
Attendees on the Washington Fly-In (pictured L-R) included Jennifer Moore, Douglas County Board of Commissioners; Douglas County District 2 Commissioner, Kelly Robinson; Don Barbour, AT&T; Tonya Jackson, RA-LIN & Associates, LLC; Superintendent Trent North, Douglas County Schools; City of Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson; Kristen Douglas, West Georgia Technical College; Nadia Faucette, GreyStone Power Corporation; Craig Owens, WellStar Douglas Hospital; Trevor Quander, Atlanta Gas Light and Mike Stephens, Servis1st Bank.