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‘Meet & greet’ held for local officials, citizens
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TRINITY – More than 100 area residents were on hand for the Trinity County Officials’ “Meet & Greet” sponsored last week by the Trinity County Patriots. Mayors, county commissioners and other elected officials gathered at the Trinity Community Center to make a presentation explaining their position’s responsibilities, their progress since taking office and their plans for the future. The panel of officials participating included Mayors Lyle Stubbs and Byron Richards of Trinity and Groveton, respectively; Trinity County Judge Doug Page; Sheriff Ralph Montemayor; County Attorney Joe Warner Bell; and Assistant District Attorney Bennie Schiro. Also making presentations were Pct. 1 Commissioner Grover “Tiger” Worsham and Pct. 2 Commissioner Rich Chamberlin. Also joining the panel were County Clerk Diane McCrory and County Tax Assessor-Collector Lindy Madden Warren. Invited, but unable to attend, were Trinity City Manager Buddy Drake, County Treasurer Jo Bitner-Bartee, District Judge Elizabeth Coker, District Clerk Cheryl Cartwright, Pct. 3 Commissioner Cecil Webb and Pct. 4 Commissioner Jimmy Brown. Lissa Davis was the evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies, introducing each of the panel members. Following their presentations, Davis directed audience-submitted questions to the officials, who took the podium to answer. The presentation ended with everyone being invited to join their Meet & Greet panel, friends and neighbors and enjoy homemade refreshments. Patriot members worked to organize and promote the event, with the goal of providing information to encourage more citizen involvement in local government. The Trinity County Patriots will host another Meet & Greet in the fall for elected judicial and law enforcement officials. For more information about the Trinity County Patriots and the organization’s goals and purpose, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 936-594-1742.