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Board of Commissioners Chair to talk about County’s future in “Let’s Grow Fulton” speech

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John H. Eaves will address community and business leaders, media and county residents when he delivers his second State of the County address, presented by the Council for Quality Growth in partnership with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce. The theme of this year’s event is "Let’s Grow Fulton" and it will emphasize the dynamic nature of Fulton County as a government on the move, poised for great things in the future. The event will be on April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Loudermilk Center, 40 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

During the course of the address, Chairman Eaves will highlight efforts by the county to ensure economic progress continues for citizens throughout Fulton. Mr. Eaves will also discuss the continued commitment of the Board of Commissioners and Fulton County staff to provide services to constituents emphasizing the six major priority areas identified in the county’s strategic plan:

• All People are Safe.
• All People are Healthy.
• All People are Self-Sufficient.
• All People have Economic Opportunities.
• All People’s Lives are Culturally & Recreationally Enriched.
• All People Trust Government is Efficient, Effective and Fiscally Sound.

“As the state’s largest county, we have much to be proud of,” said Chairman Eaves. “From transportation to HIV/AIDS to criminal justice reform, we’re tackling key issues every day and I look forward to sharing details of the ambitious initiatives planned for the future.”

"The Council for Quality Growth is pleased to host the second annual Fulton State of the County Address," said Michael Paris, President & CEO of the Council. "This year's series of county-wide meetings reflect strong progress and growth across Metro Atlanta, and enthusiastic support from the hundreds of media, community and business leaders attending each event."

Registration is required for the event, and is available online at http://www.councilforqualitygrowth.org. Members of the Council for Quality Growth, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce may register for $50, and the rate for non-members is $75. Sponsorships and tables are also available and may be purchased by contacting Amanda Janaskie, 770-813-3381. The local community and businesses may join the conversation on social media and follow and/or post the hashtag #LetsGrowFulton.

About the Council for Quality Growth:
The Council for Quality Growth is a 31-year-old trade organization that works to ensure continued growth and economic success for generations to come by providing advocacy, information and education to its members. Committed to the mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth, the Council is proactively involved in the formulation of policy and legislation critical to the growth and development industry. The Council addresses, head-on, strategic economic planning, infrastructure needs and tough quality-of-life issues throughout the metro Atlanta region and state.www.councilforqualitygrowth.org

About Fulton County Government:
Fulton County is home to over one million residents who enjoy first-rate schools, world-class sports and entertainment, public transportation, and a government that is committed to providing exceptional services. In addition to unincorporated territory in the southern part of the county, Fulton County is composed of the cities of Alpharetta, Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Union City. Fulton remains committed to insuring that all people are healthy, safe, self-sufficient, have economic opportunities, lives that are culturally and recreationally enriched, and trust that government is efficient, effective, and fiscally sound.