Priority & Strategy Sessions Ahead!
At the PG Dems meeting on February 1, 2018, the following new officers were elected;
Chair – Carroll Briggs
Vice Chair – Pete Washington
Secretary – Tammie Miller Jennings
Treasurer – Juanita Thorne.
There are other subcommittee position s in the committee, but the above officers are members of the executive committee. Due to illness and travel out of the country, only Carroll and Juanita could actually be at the meeting. Soon we will post some short bios and pictures of our new officers,
A few words now about Carroll. He served in the past as Vice-Chair of the Committee for four years. He was the lead on the Civil Rights Pioneers Celebrations hosted by the PG Dems and the NAACP in 2012. So he comes on board with a lot of knowledge about our Local Committee and the Democratic Party of Virginia. More at a later time. Carroll is pictured at left.
Short Recap of Meeting:
After the election of officers and an updated financial report, District 1 Board of Supervisor (BOS) Member, Floyd Brown, Jr. (FJ) gave an update on the functioning of the BOS particularly with regard to the schedule of meetings for the next couple of months and the process for seeking appointment to various County Boards and Commissions. To be appointed to any of the County’s Boards or Commissions, a citizen must complete an application. At this link on the County website, you will also find the list of expiring terms and descriptions of the bodies.
He urged everyone to get involved with our local government and community organizations. Dates are pending at this point for a series of Town Halls in the planning stages for District 1 by FJ and the other District 1 Supervisor, Alan Carmichael. Stay tuned.
Carroll advised the group that he and the executive committee will be communicating to identify priorities and strategies for the PG Dems. He invites and solicits input from every member of the Committee and from those in the community with Democratic principles and ideals. He urged that this is not the time in our history to sit back. We must make history and protect our country. He further reported that Tammie Miller Jennings, Lillian Boyd, and Pete Washington will be hosting a strategy session on February 8th at 6 pm. The meeting place should be secured in the next day or two and that meeting place will be announced.
The PG Dems will hold their next regular business meeting on March 1.