Fayette County Mayoral and City Council Meet and Greet Hosted by the NAACP

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Photo Provided by: Supriya Marwaha

Member of the Unity Project senior Morgan Wellman asking Paul Oddo who is one of the Fayette County Municipal Election Candidates questions regarding his platform.

Nakia Harmon , Opinions Editor

The Fayette County Mayoral and City Council Meet and Greet hosted by the NAACP was held on Oct. 24 at Drake Field in Peachtree City, Georgia from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This was the second Fayette County Mayoral and City Council Meet and Greet hosted by the NAACP with the first that was held on Oct. 16 at Trilith Lake Park in Fayetteville, Georgia from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The meet and greets were organized by NAACP Fayette County Political Action Chair Brenda Cox. During the first meet and greet, Rev. James D.S Vance who is the President of NAACP Fayette County, GA #560A served as the moderator. The Fayette County Municipal Election Candidates participated in a roundtable to discuss their platforms during both meet and greets.
The candidates for Mayor of Peachtree City, Peachtree City Council Post 3 and Peachtree City Council Post 4 were in attendance during the second meet and greet that was held to discuss their platforms during the round to inform their continents even more about their platforms before they head to the polls for the Fayette County Mayoral and City Council Elections. The candidates running for Mayor of Peachtree City are Nick Ferrante, Eric Imker, Terry L. Ernst, Kim Learnard and Don Haddix. The candidates running for Peachtree City Council Post 3 are Incumbent Kevin Madden and Gretchen Caola. The candidates running for Peachtree City Council Post 4 are Rick Bryant, Phil Crane, Alan Livsey and Frank J. Destadio. The last day to cast your ballot for Fayette County Municipal Election is Nov. 2. The Unity Project which is a student-led community service club at McIntosh assisted the members of the NAACP with setting up both meet and greets as well as cleaning up after them.
¨Encouraging civic engagement is important because as members of our community, it is important to make our voices heard to improve our community,¨ said co-president of the Unity Project senior Tracy Guo. ¨We need to take advantage of our rights and spur change when certain aspects of society aren´t as we wish it would be.¨
The Unity Project chose to volunteer during the meet and greets because it is a student-led community service club at McIntosh that strives to unite our community by volunteering together. This also encompasses the Unity Project striving to assist in educating the community about civic engagement. During the meet and greets, the members of this club not only assisted in organizing these events since they participated in them as well as. Members of the Unity Project seniors Meron Wheeler and Morgan Wellman asked the candidates questions regarding their platforms during the roundtable of the first meet and greet. The Unity Project will continue to do even more service projects to better their community and the people who live within it.
¨I enjoyed how passionate the people who attended were on the issues they felt needed to be addressed by those who are elected,¨ said co-president of the Unity Project senior Supriya Marwaha.