Community Meetings Set For New District One Commissioner And Commissioner At Large

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Shortly Walker County Residents will be voting for the first District One commissioner and a commissioner at large in the new form of governing the county. 

The Wilson Road Neighborhood Group will sponsor two meetings so the public can meet and get to know who these folks are that want to represent the north end and the chairman/commissioner at large for the whole county. People will vote on both. 

The first meeting will be held Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. at Stone Creek Elementary School, 1600 Happy Valley Road, in Rossville. This meeting is for the residents and voters to voice their concerns, suggestions and compliments to the candidates. The potential commissioners will be asking questions of the voters and the public will tell them what they want as their representative. It's a listening meeting and no answers will be taken from the candidates at this meeting. 

The second meeting will be held Tuesday, April 14, here - Stone 6:30 p.m. at Stone Creek Elementary School. At this meeting the candidates will have had one month to research the public's questions and comments and will bring back answers to its concerns. At this meeting the public will be able to have Q & A with these potential commissioners. 

Early voting begins April 27. The Primary is May 19.

The pubic is invited to send in pictures of properties of concern or addresses that they would like shown at the first meeting if officials are able. They are invited to send in questions or concerns in ahead of time if they do not feel comfortable in reading them that night. They will be submitted with or without a name. 

 


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