FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2016
WILLIAMSON LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION TO ATTEND FEB. 3 PUBLIC AFFAIRS ROUNDTABLE & FIRST FRIDAY JOINT EVENT
Governor Haslam’s proposed gas tax plan and education funding among discussion topics
FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Williamson, Inc., the chamber of commerce and office of economic development in Williamson County, today announced that Tennessee Representatives Glen Casada, Charles Sargent and newcomer Sam Whitson along with Senator Jack Johnson are scheduled to speak at a joint Public Affairs Roundtable and First Friday event on Feb. 3. The morning forum will begin at 7:30 a.m. at E|SPACES, located at 1550 W. McEwen Drive, Suite 300 in Franklin. Public Affairs Roundtable and First Friday is sponsored by FirstBank, Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, and AT&T.
On the heels of Governor Haslam’s State of the State address on Jan. 30, among topics being discussed will be Haslam’s proposed gas tax plan, the budget surplus and education funding. First Friday mostly attracts an audience comprised of small business owners; therefore, the roundtable will focus on how these legislative priorities will impact small businesses.
Dave Crouch, a member of Williamson, Inc’s business advocacy committee and registered principal with Aspen Grove Asset Management, will moderate the panel discussion.
Public Affairs Roundtable is a monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Representatives are given a platform to discuss the issues in greater depth with their constituents and the business community. The one-hour program is aired on Comcast Channel 3 and is streamed live and posted for replay on Williamson County Television’s YouTube Channel.
The joint event is free and open to the public, however, registration is limited to the first 150 attendees. Register at williamsonchamber.com.
Contact: Charlane Oliver, Director of Communication, Williamson, Inc.