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)