The Douglas County Chamber
Chairmans Club took community concerns to Washington DC this week for the Chamber's annual DC Fly In. Chamber Chairman John Sell with Georgia Power and
Government Affairs Chair Jason Anavitarte
with Kaiser led the nine person DC contingent consisting of Ken Barber
with Metro Bank, Skip Sullivan with WGTC, Greg Williams with Kaiser,
Leonard Woolsey with The Sentinel, Howard Ray with Hughes Ray, Chamber
President Kali Boatright and Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons.
The group was able to hear from Senators Isakson and Chambliss as well
as an impressive list of Congressional leaders like Florida Senator
Marco Rubio, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte and
House Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers.
"The Washington Fly-In is a great opportunity for local business and
community leaders to express our thoughts and concerns to our elected
officials and their staffs in our nation's capital," said John Sell, area manager for Georgia Power and current board chair for the Douglas County Chamber.
"This year our trip
not only included a chance to speak to our Congressman, David Scott, but
also to hear from others in the Georgia delegation as well as some of
the most influential members of Congress. I personally enjoyed hearing
from Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, who chairs the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Rep. Buck McKeon, chairman of the House
Armed Services Committee, and the impact those committees have on
Georgia from our energy sources to possible military base realignment,"