Wilson Road Group Community Meeting Is Sept. 25

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The next Wilson Road Group meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m. at Ridgeland High School Theater at the corner of Highway 2 and Happy Valley Road. 

The topic for community discussion will be the upcoming public vote for Walker County Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 6.  "Shall the governing authority of Walker County be changed from a sole commissioner to a five-member board of commissioners with the chairperson elected at large and four commissioners elected by district?" Vote Yes or No. 

Attending the discussion will be elected officials pro and con. 

The Wilson Road Neighborhood Group is sponsoring this meeting for the public. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information call David Roden at 760-4819. 


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