Have you ever wanted to voice your opinions to your County Commissioner but didn’t want to take the trouble to go to the City & County Building to attend a Commission meeting? Or perhaps you weren’t sure who to talk to? Commissioners Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas host an event every month called Ed and Bob’s “Night Out”. Thomas and Brantley are elected At-Large, meaning they represent the entire county and this event occurs in different locales all across Knox County. Ed and Bob hardly invented the notion, as City Councilman Nick Pavlis has been hosting a regular “Coffee With Your Councilman” event for the pas eight years. Still, this is an opportunity for you to meet with two of your County Commissioners December 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Cheesecake Factory.
Unfortunately, not enough of us are taking advantage of these opportunities; too many of us complain that our officeholders aren’t accessible or that they don’t listen. As one of the local newspapers recently said, we aren’t striking a blow for liberty by merely posting to Facebook. There’s something to be said for getting involved and doing more than sending an email or posting on social media.
I’ll see you there!