- Oct. 3, 2019
-- Having been sworn in as the 83rd
Governor of the great State of Georgia on January 14, 2019, Governor Brian Kemp is about to take part in another historic event shared by several Georgia governors who have preceded him. On October 10, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful will play host to Georgia's honorable Governor Kemp and more than 1,000 community and business leaders from across the state at the eco-focused nonprofit's 13th Environmental Address. The event will be held from 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM in the Ballroom at the Infinite Energy Center and tickets to attend the Address – which includes a catered lunch, speech from the Governor and an awards ceremony – are available for purchase on the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful website.
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful presented its first Environmental Address in 2000, featuring a stirring speech by then Governor Roy Barnes. Former Governor Sonny Perdue has also shared his views on the environment at the Address, and Former Governor Nathan Deal appeared before the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful podium on five different occasions. At this year's Environmental Address, Governor Brian Kemp is expected to express his views on the economic and environmental hot topics happening throughout the state today. In addition to the Governor's speech, a number of individuals, companies and organizations will be recognized with Environmental Consciousness and Stewardship (ECoS) Awards.
"Last year marked Governor Nathan Deal's fifth and final Address with us," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. "He was very generous with his time and always gave a rousing speech to our audience. This year, we are so excited to welcome Governor Brian Kemp and hear his perspective on the state of the environment in Georgia. What many people don't realize is that the economy and environment are closely tied together. It's important for people to partner with organizations like Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful or our friends at Keep Hall Beautiful, Keep Forsyth Beautiful and other Keep America Beautiful affiliates throughout Georgia. When we work together and take steps toward making or keeping our communities clean, green and beautiful, those measures help attract new residents and new businesses to their area. We are also thrilled to have Governor Kemp here to be among the first to shake the hands of our ECoS Award winners – all of whom are passionate about our community here in Gwinnett."
To learn more about the Governor's Environmental Address, interested parties are encouraged to visit http://www.gwinnettcb.org/environmental-address/
. Tickets must be purchased by October 8 in order to attend.