Houston County leaders push for transparency with residents
Larry Walker gave the county high praise, calling it “Georgia’s most politically unified county.”
He served as the moderator in this year’s community luncheon.
“I think it’s so evident how they work together. A lot of communities that’s not true. This is a very united community politically and when I say community I mean Houston County,” Walker said.
Leaders from different organizations and governments filled Houston County’s Board of Education Annex to hear the latest on the county’s progress.
“Try to get the message out about what the community needs to hear related to what’s going on in there organization,” John Brownlee with the Perry Chamber of Commerce said.
Brownlee, the head of the chamber’s governmental affairs committee, believes an open dialogue between the business community and county leaders is essential.
“The city of Perry and Houston County have a great legacy of leadership throughout the state, and we think that this is one of the ways that that legacy continues,” Brownlee said.
Walker says officials will take the feedback they’ve received from residents and the business community and try to focus on certain areas moving forward.