“I can say with firm conviction and pride that Fulton County and its cities are Moving Forward on so many fronts. It’s a time to get excited about the future; to set goals on what we can accomplish; to travel new roads together. This is what Fulton County will continue to do.

So, how has Fulton County arrived in the great place that we are today?

The keys: Strong leadership and collaboration among everyone involved. The dedicated Board of Commissioners, County Manager, the talented department heads, the 5,000 county employees who give their all every day. They all deserve credit for our tangible results. We all want to accomplish something. We find the common denominator to accomplish our goals.

We have done that here in Fulton County–black, white, republican, democrat, jew, christian, gay and straight. I’ve said it before. We have come together to sit side-by-side and tackle the tough issues: Transportation, economic development, criminal justice reform and the start of a new city.

I know I’m certainly excited about the future. We’re not only on the right track, but going full-steam ahead to Move Fulton Forward.”

State of The County, hosted by the Council for Quality Growth, January 19, 2017

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John Eaves

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