Chris Baum, the chamber's director of programs, said the governor will join state Reps. Barry Fleming, Ben Harbin and Barbara Sims, and former state Sen. Jim Whitehead, to discuss issues important to the area addressed during the 2007 legislative session.
"They will all be there talking about the actions which took place in the recently completed session that are going to directly impact Columbia County" in the future, Baum said. All four legislators and the governor have confirmed their attendance, she said.
She said likely topics will include transportation funding and the controversial planned Athens satellite campus for the Medical College of Georgia.
The chamber plays host to breakfast meetings with the legislative delegation before and after each session of the General Assembly. Baum said having Perdue attend this event shows the governor views the county as an important one to the state.
"We're very honored that he is taking time out of his day to do this," she said.
All tickets to the event, which is free and open only to chamber members, have been reserved, Baum said. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m., and each legislator is scheduled to speak, followed by closing remarks from the governor.
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