All About the Mission - April 19

Posted By: Sue Parr All About the Mission,

The phrase “all politics is local” is often considered a cliché but most people agree it captures a truth.  Voters are strongly influenced by political decisions and elected leaders at the local level because they often have the most impact on their everyday lives.  This makes voter education at the local level all that more important and part of the Chamber’s mission.

During the first week of May, the Augusta Metro Chamber along with the Greater Augusta Black Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring educational forums for all competitive Augusta-Richmond County Commission District seats and for the Mayoral Race.  Similar to the educational forums we partnered on in 2020, these forums will provide an opportunity for our members and the community to learn more about the respective campaigns of each candidate and their goals as elected officials.

With 6 candidates vying for the District 2 seat formerly held by Commissioner Dennis Williams, this forum will kick off the series on Monday, May 2nd at 5:00 at the Kroc Center Chapel Theater.  Immediately following at 6:45 will be candidates wishing to serve the constituents of District 4.  On Wednesday, May 4th, the forums will continue that evening for districts 6 and 10.  District 6 has 3 candidates and Super District 10 has 3 candidates in the running including incumbent Commissioner John Clarke.

On May 5th, the forums will conclude with the Mayoral Education Forum starting at 6:00 p.m.  Attendance for all of the forums are welcomed and advance registration is not required.  We would like to thank the team at the Kroc Center for their hospitality.  If you have a question for a candidate that you would like to ask, please email me your ideas.