Use your voice

Eric Thomas said it best: “This cannot be the year of talking. Of wishing. Of wanting. This has to be the year, you get it done!”

And with 2018 behind us, our having eagerly opened the door to 2019, the possibilities of what can be achieved over these next 12 months are infinite, but awaiting action by you to be set in motion.

The annual Habersham County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Forum will offer one of the first opportunities of the new year to get the gears of positive change and influence turning.

Sen. John Wilkinson, District 10 State Rep. Terry Rogers and District 28 State Rep.-Elect Chris Erwin will be on hand Tuesday, Jan. 8, to meet with their constituents and provide input prior to the 2019 legislative session.

Have you found yourself with unanswered questions regarding a pressing matter in your community? Concerned with how a state-level issue might impact Habersham County locally? Ideas simmering in your head about how good ideas can be made better or need to point out opportunities for growth? This is your chance.

Each elected official is expected to make brief remarks, addressing issues impacting us all.

Join us at 7:30 a.m. in the Habersham Electric Membership Corp. Community Room in Clarkesville as these public servants set aside time to speak with constituents, and even grab yourself a light breakfast while you’re there.

While the entire event will last until around 9 a.m., even if you can’t stay for the whole thing, make your face known and your voice heard. Shake a hand or two and be an advocate for an influential, successful and thriving Habersham County. Take these steps forward with the ambition to make Habersham County better – to make yourself better – than they were in 2018.

The event is also free to attend, which means excuses for not attending are limited.

And when the 2019 legislative session rolls around this month, keep your eyes and ears open for important issues requiring deep thought and careful action. As you follow these discussions, organize your thoughts in the form of a Letter to the Editor addressing your local elected officials and what they can do for you in 2019.

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