Local officials, state assembly members and community members gathered at the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, March 15, for Henry County Day at the Capitol 2023. The annual gathering offers state and local representatives the opportunity to highlight Henry County to the rest of the state.
The local delegation, chaired by Rep. El-Mahdi Holly, recognized Henry County from the house floor during morning proceedings. Those in attendance also stopped for a group photo with Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones on the capitol steps.
Henry County Day at the Capitol 2023
Staff from several local organizations were on-hand to represent Henry County. Those present included Henry County Chairwoman Carlotta Harrell, County Commissioner Johnny Wilson, County Manager Cheri Matthews and School Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis. Members from Henry County Development Authority, Henry County Water Authority and several community organizations, such as the McDonough Lions Club, also had attendees. The Henry County Chamber organizes the annual event.
Seven state representatives and three state senators represent Henry County under the Gold Dome. State Rep. Regina Lewis-Ward started the morning by sharing a recap of bills she is working on. She most recently introduced a bill to dedicate the I-675 overpass over I-75 for the late Pastor Spencer O’Neal. Other local assembly members joined everyone for the group photo.
On the house floor, State Rep. El-Mahdi Holly shared perhaps the most memorable moment of the day: “if you are driving south on I-75 and you come to a stop, you might as well come in and stay.” He also recognized the Henry County Chamber for winning National Chamber of the Year in his remarks.
Featured image shows Henry County Day 2023 attendees with Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones. Henry County photo.
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