Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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September 14, 2013

Shirley Green-Reese seeking District 5 seat on City Council

AMERICUS —  Americus native Shirley Green-Reese qualified to seek election to the District 5 seat on the Americus City Council. That seat is currently held by Lorenzo Johnson.

Green-Reese put this press release last week.

“After many years of reflections concerning the directions that our city has taken, I finally decided it was time for me to utilize the vast experiences I have, and the extreme love for my hometown to run for the City Council seat in District 5, which was formally held by my brother, the late Councilman Raymond Green.

“As the first female in the State of Georgia to serve as Athletic Director, and among the first female to serve on the National Collegiate Athletic Association Management Council (NCAA), I understood the importance of networking, collaborating, problem-solving, and decision-making.

“This Campaign is about is putting Americus’ families first. We are facing some serious economic challenges and changes throughout the various communities. We are also faced with changes to the family structure and the education of our children.  

“I am proud to call Americus my home, and I am committed to improving the community which I live. In the coming weeks and months, I will be making many contacts with thousands of registered and non- registered voters throughout District 5, to listen and understand some of their common needs and interests in their specific areas. Together as a team, we will analyze and constructively propose solutions to help solve problems and challenges in the community.

“I am asking everyone to become actively involved in the decision-making process by registering to vote. Together, we can address issues and problems, and provide workable solutions. I cannot run this race without the help of all my fellow citizens in District 5.  Based on my experiences and educational background, I am a qualified candidate to move our district forward to the next level. My mission is to improve the lives of our families and children by instilling the importance of education which will ultimately result in a brighter future.  

“Finally, it is also my goal to work collaboratively with other leaders of our community to address major issues throughout our city.   I am also asking every voter in District 5 to help me win this race as a team by working together to ‘Make a Difference.’”


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