Tuesday, February 17, 2015

March 9th Meeting - Criminal Justice Reform

Join us on Monday, March 9th when we hold a presentation on criminal justice reform.  Our guest speaker for the evening will be Judge Michael Boggs.  The topic will be "Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Council - Progress and Current Recommendations." Following Judge Boggs we will hear from Athens-Clarke Chief Probation Officer Dale Allen.   Our meeting will begin at 6:00pm at the Country Inn and Suites.  For more information on this meeting, please make sure you are signed up to receive our e-newsletter.  

Meeting Details:

Country Inn and Suites
236 Old Epps Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30606 (Click Here for Map)

Monday, March 9th at 6:00pm  (View Share on Facebook)

About Judge Boggs:

Judge Michael P. Boggs was appointed to the Court of Appeals of Georgia on January 6, 2012 by Governor Nathan Deal. On July 31, 2012, Judge Boggs was elected state-wide to serve a six-year term beginning in 2013. Prior to his appointment, Judge Boggs served as a Superior Court Judge for the six-county Waycross Judicial Circuit having been elected to an open seat in 2004. He was re-elected without opposition in 2008. Judge Boggs was raised in Waycross and now lives in Pierce County with his wife Heather, a kindergarten teacher in the Ware County public school system.

Judge Boggs obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Psychology from Georgia Southern College in 1985. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in 1990. While in law school, Judge Boggs was a member of the Moot Court Board and participated on the ABA Moot Court competition team. At Mercer, Judge Boggs was inducted into the Order of Barristers and was elected to the Student Government Association.... Continue Reading 

Athens-Clarke Chief Probation Officer Dale Allen

Following Judge Boggs presentation, The Athens GOP will also host Chief Probation Officer Dale Allen, who will will give a speech titled, "Why Criminal Justice Reform is good at a local level."  This presentation will provide an overview of performance based community supervision initiatives of offenders that can add true value to the community while providing for accountability and viable reintegration back into the community as productive citizens.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

February 9th Meeting

The Athens GOP will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, February 9th at 6:00pm.  We are proud to announce that our guest speaker will be Georgia's Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols. Commissioner Echols will give a presentation on the future of energy in Georgia.

Following Commissioner Echols' presentation we will hear from Craig Briscoe, the executive director of Georgians for Solar Freedom.  Mr. Briscoe will will give a presentation on his organization.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, February 9th!

Meeting Details:

Country Inn & Suites
236 Old Epps Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30606 (Click Here for Map)

Monday, February 9th at 6:00pm (View / Share Facebook Event)

Presentation #1
Tim Echols, Public Service Commissioner
Tim Echols was elected to the Commission in the general election of November 2010 after spending 15 years in the non-profit sector. Echols founded "TeenPact" and grew the mock legislative youth program to 38 states in his tenure. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors.
Tim's campaign focused on consumer protection, clean energy, and accountability. He travels the state speaking to students, civic groups and businesses about the importance of the PSC's responsibilities especially providing accountability to those the agency regulates.
Commissioner Echols has been outspoken about Georgia's nuclear waste--still sitting on both sites. He supports a Heritage Foundation plan that would privatize the reprocessing and disposal of commercial nuclear "material." Believing if the space program can be privatized, then certainly nuclear waste disposition can too.
Tim has three degrees from the University of Georgia and still makes his home in the Athens area with his wife Windy and their seven children.  (More Information)

Presentation #2
Criag Briscoe, Executive Director of Georgians for Solar Freedom 
Georgians for Solar Freedom (G4SF) is a grassroots movement of likeminded individuals that understand the value of generating more solar energy in our state. Unlike some advocates, we push for more solar energy based on core conservative principles in order to accomplish key conservative priorities. G4SF wants more solar options because it is the right thing to do politically and economically for our state and our country. (More Information)

Monday, January 12, 2015

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