This week, residents in south Forsyth will have a chance to talk local issues with their elected officials.
At 7 p.m. Thursday at the cafeteria of Brookwood Elementary School, several officials representing south Forsyth County will be holding a town hall to give the community a chance to give input and hear from those they elected. A similar town hall was previously held at the Laura Springs subdivision.
“The idea was to get all levels of your elected officials for a given area in one room and ask questions [on] anything from schools to transportation to growth,” said District 2 representative on the Forsyth County Board of Education Kristin Morrissey.
“It went really well last time because so many times the topics crossed over from one area to the other, and having everyone in the same room at the same time, we were able to completely answer questions,” Morrissey said.
Along with Morrissey, District 25 state Rep. Todd Jones, District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson, District 2 Commissioner Dennis Brown and Sheriff Ron Freeman will host the meeting.
Several topics impacting south Forsyth residents could come up including the potential SPLOST VIII, the potential city of Sharon Springs, other legislative topics and transportation issues.
Morrissey recommended that residents living in the area — particularly those not usually involved in politics and local issues — come by and make their voices heard.
“I would love to see a lot of the people we normally see, but I would also like to see people that never come out or don’t know their local or state officials,” she said. “I’d really like for people to be more comfortable with talking with their elected officials if they’re not familiar with them.”
Brookwood Elementary is located at 2980 Vaughan Drive, just off Brookwood Road.