By Brooke Simmons
The purpose of Adult Leadership Obion County is to identify and educate potential community leaders and to prepare them for roles that will make a difference in the community. Each year, the class picks a project that they feel adds value to the community.
This year, the class chose to host an event called “Local Matters”. This event served as a chance for community members to see ways to get involved within Obion County. Those who attended had an opportunity to meet and engage with candidates running for office in the upcoming countywide election, find information on job openings and service opportunities and more.
The purpose of Local Matters was for residents to discover all the ways their involvement impacts the success, prosperity and quality of life in Obion County. The free Local Matters event was nonpartisan and open to the public. Participating in the event was more than 13 individuals who are running for offices in the upcoming election that will take place on May 3, 2022. Other organizations that had booths set up include colleges and universities, non-profits hoping to find volunteers and companies and organizations that wanted to support their local community.
Local Matters attendees also had the opportunity to register to vote using the Secretary of State’s quick and secure online voter registration system.“It’s never been easier to register to vote or cast a ballot in our great s tate,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett. “I appreciate Adult Leadership Obion County encouraging voter registration at their Local Matters event because our communities are stronger when all eligible voters make their voice heard at the
You can register to vote at https://ovr.govote.tn.gov/ or view the photo gallery by visiting https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzH7DC.