bruary 21, 2022, Meeting Summary
This was the first meeting of the year for HCPOA because the January event was snowed out. So, we rescheduled our speaker and topic and were rewarded with a very large and energized audience. Dr. Pat Daugherty, an experienced educator of some 40 years and who comes from a family of educators, was our guest speaker.
Dr. Daugherty spoke about Critical Race Theory (CRT), Abolitionist Teaching and Action Civics. She explained that CRT comes out of Marxian Class Theory, and showed the evolution to todays racist rhetoric. Her documentation and examples were both impressive and comprehensive. The audience was engaged and generated much interaction.
HCPOA Board President, Bill Fogerty also had an active slate of topics. He introduced two new members to the Board: Ann Perry Ayers, a Hartwell native and retired pharmacist and Lowell Macher, business owner and past Chair of the Hart County Board of Assessors.
He indicated that HCPOA is developing a robust social media platform that should be available in the Spring and will enable members and new members to consider a range of issues and platforms. Candidate registration for the upcoming primary and regular elections is March 7-11. Of particular importance to HCPOA are districts two and four for both BOC and BOE. Please help us find fiscally responsible candidates for these positions. Commissioner Dorsey spoke to the importance of the BOC meeting the next night when the moratorium on developments is discussed.
We also recognized Connie Hamilton, current Secretary to the HCPOA Board, for her 13 years of excellent service to the Board and our community. Pat Ranels, our VP presented her with flowers, a letter of appreciation, and a restaurant certificate for the Galley. Mr. Fogerty summarized the January vote at the Board of Education, which authorized the resolution for an addition of $5000 to the homestead exemption. This vote was the culmination of several years of attending BOE meetings, and interaction with Board members and the Superintendent. Representative Alan Powell was instrumental in the final action. He likened it to the HCPOA pushing the ball into the red zone where Powell was able to push it across the goal line. THANK YOU ALAN POWELL! The next HCPOA meeting will be March 21 , when Mike Buckel will deliver an engineer's perspective on electric vehicles, fulfilling our energy needs through “green” energy sources and concomitant infrastructure. Bring a friend.