State and City Officials Announce Upcoming Virtual Townhall Dates

While state and city leaders have cancelled their public meetings for the unforeseeable future, they are filling the gaps with virtual townhall meetings and teleconferences. Governor Brian Kemp, the South Fulton House Delegation and Councilmembers Helen Willis and Corey Reeves have all announced upcoming meeting dates.

Tonight at 8 p.m., Governor Brian P. Kemp will participate in a live town hall on Georgia’s response to the spread of COVID-19. This broadcast will also feature interviews with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson, and Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King.

“Georgians are eager to hear directly from their leaders on what we are doing to address the impact of COVID-19 across our state,” said Governor Kemp. “The Coronavirus Task Force is working tirelessly to mitigate the effects of this virus, secure necessary supplies, and keep citizens informed in the days and weeks ahead.”

The Coronavirus Town Hall will be broadcast live statewide. During the hour-long program, Governor Kemp and the invited panelists will take questions from journalists based on submissions from the public involving efforts to combat COVID-19 in Georgia. Governor Kemp and task force members will participate from separate locations in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

The town hall will be carried by more than 140 radio and television stations across Georgia, including WSB-TV, Fox 5, 11-Alive, CBS 46, Univision, Telemundo and GPB.

Also tonight at 5 p.m., the South Fulton House Delegation, led by State Reps. Debra Bazemore and Roger Bruce, will hold a virtual town hall via Zoom. Participants can join online or call in at 929-205-6099 or 312-626-6799. The meeting ID is 438044463. A representative from Gov. Kemp’s office will provide an update.

South Fulton District 3 Councilmember Helen Willis will hold a virtual townhall on Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. via Facebook Live and Zoom. She’ll be joined by Mayor Bill Edwards, Fulton County Commissioner Joe Carn, Fulton County School Board Member Kimberly Dove, and State Representatives William Boddie and Derrick Jackson. They will share updates and resources related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Questions can be submitted in advance to lashandra.little@cityofsouthfultonga.gov.

District 5 Councilmember Corey Reeves will hold an HOA Roundtable Teleconference on April 9 at 6 p.m. All HOA presidents are asked to submit their contact information to corey.reeves@cityofsouthfultonga.gov for more information on how to participate by April 6.

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