The Lake Lanier Association held its annual membership meeting on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the Lakeview Center, 2057 Dawson Forest Rd., E, Dawsonville.
The meeting began at 5:30 pm with a light refreshments generously provided by Kroger in Dawsonville, followed by the program from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Veterans Alliance presented the colors and the Dawson Community Chorale sang patriotic songs before the program began. The association’s Board of Directors updated the membership on the association’s current activities and events.
Major General Todd T. Semonite, Commander, South Atlantic Division, US Army Corps of Engineers, (Download Major General Semonite’s Bio HERE) was the guest speaker addressing issues related to the Apalachicola Chattahoochee Flint River basin (ACF) and to Lake Lanier’s levels.
Candidates for federal office addressed their views on specific issues regarding Lake Lanier. Attending were candidates and/or representatives for Senator Johnny Isakson’s US Senate seat and candidates for congressional districts 7 and 9, both of which border on Lake Lanier.
The Lake Lanier Association sent a questionnaire (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD) to all candidates for the special election and primary.
For more information on candidates, please visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s web site
Both candidates who are now in June 8’s runoff election for District 9 were present.
- Lee Hawkins – Read Lee Hawkins position statement. Read about SR123.
- Tom Graves – Read Tom Graves position statement.
Candidates for District 9 Qualified for the General Primary on July 20
- Chris Cates, MD
- Tom Graves (see above)
- Lee Hawkins (see above)
- Bobby Reese, Republican Read Booby Reese’s postion statement
- Bill Stephens Read Bill Stephens position statement
- Steve Tarvin
Candidates for Congressional District 7
- Clay Cox – Read Clay Cox’s position statement
- Chuck Efstration
- Jeff Fincher
- Ronnie Grist
- Jody Hice
- Tom Kirby – Read Tom Kirby’s position statement
- Tom Parrot – Read Tom Parrot’s position statement
- Rob Woodall – Read Rob Woodall position statement
The Lake Lanier Association also invited county commission candidates in the counties surrounding Lake Lanier to attend the meeting and submit a statement of their support of the Lake Lanier Association. The following candidates submitted statements:
Dawson County District 3
- Lionel Graves Read Lionel Graves Position Statement
- Jimmy Hamby Read Jimmy Hamby’s Position Statement
- Bill Minor Read Bill Minor’s Position Statement
Gwinnett County, District 4
- John Heard Read John Heard’s Position Statement
Forsyth County, District 1
- Brant Meadows Read Brant Meadow’s Position Statement
Forsyth County, District 3
- Josh Shorr Read Josh Shorr’s Position Statement