10 Apr Richie Knight Pledges to Create Mayor’s Women of Athens Taskforce
Last night, The Junior League of Athens hosted an Athens-Clarke County Mayoral Forum. During his closing remarks, candidate Richie Knight laid out his vision for the creation of the Mayor’s Women of Athens Taskforce.
If elected, Knight hopes to create this taskforce to advise the Mayor and Commission on how to create policies that can close gender gaps, promote safety, empower women, and develop healthy environments for families to grow.
After the event, Knight shared: “It’s time for Athens to truly begin to remove the visible and invisible barriers for women in our community. I hope to convene a diverse group of women to serve as advocates that will dedicate time to researching issues that affect our women and our families then advise our local government on how to solve those tough challenges.”
Knight encouraged the group to get out and remind their neighbors that Athens has a crucial election on May 22 that not involves our next mayor, but several commission offices, judicial elections, school board seats and primaries for all of our major state leadership.