02-07-11 Congressman Lynn Westmoreland Meets and Greets at McDonough City Hall
Congressman Lynn Westmoreland
Meets and Greets at McDonough City Hall
U. S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland stopped in McDonough on Friday, February 4th to talk with local officials and other segments of this community, enjoy lunch at PJ’s Cafe on the Square and pay a visit to McDonough City Hall, among other stops.
While at City Hall, the congressman toured various departments and shook hands with many city employees. Mayor Billy Copeland and City Clerk Janis Price accompanied him as he made the rounds on all three floors.
Congressman Westmoreland expressed that the purpose of this visit was to get out in the community and find out what is concerning its citizens.
Mayor Copeland enjoyed lunch as well as one-on-one time with the congressman and provided some insight into their discussions. “We spoke a great deal relative to supporting small businesses, as well as returning to responsible and balanced budgets at all levels of government,” said the Mayor. “He was impressed that the City of McDonough has ended our fiscal year with a small surplus of reserve money for the past two years.”
Mayor Copeland explained that Congressman Westmoreland commended the city’s recent safety measures that were implemented for the well-being of both employees and citizens. The Mayor added an observation, “I think that he truly enjoyed the “small town atmosphere” and having the opportunity to speak to local constituents. We were honored to welcome U. S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland and his aide, Mr. Andy Bush, to our community.”
(L-R) Local resident Judy Neal, McDonough Mayor Billy Copeland, City Clerk Janis Price,
U. S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland, and Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Vincent talk in the lobby of
McDonough City Hall during Congressman Westmoreland’s visit on February 4.
Ms. Neal accompanied the congressman as guide during his time in McDonough.
Mayor Billy Copeland (Left) explains some of the history of McDonough as he and
Congressman Lynn Westmoreland stop on the second floor of McDonough City Hall
during the congressman’s visit, on February 4.