First Friday - Chris Carr

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Name: First Friday - Chris Carr
Date: October 6, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:


Georgia Faces Serious Challenges

Georgia Attorney General Christopher Carr will discuss these issues and their impact both on Georgia and on Gwinnett county. ​
  • Human Trafficking
  • Elder Abuse
  • Opioid Abuse
  • Open Government

Christopher M. Carr
Georgia Attorney General

Mr. Carr was sworn into office as Georgia's 54th Attorney General on November 1, 2016. Carr believes there is no more solemn responsibility than to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia and the interests of the people of the State of Georgia.

Governor Nathan Deal appointed Carr as Attorney General to fill a vacancy created by the departure of former Attorney General Sam Olens to become president of Kennesaw State University. Carr's term runs through 2018, when he will be eligible to seek election to a full four-year term. 

Carr serves on Georgia's Judicial Nominating Commission, the body charged with reviewing and recommending judicial appointments. He was appointed to the Commission in 2011 by Governor Deal. To date, the Commission has filled more than 100 judicial vacancies statewide. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Atlanta Lawyers Division of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, the Human Trafficking Committee for the National Association of Attorneys General and the Executive Committee for the Georgia Older Adults Cabinet. Carr previously served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) under Governor Deal from November 2013 to November 2016. As Commissioner, Carr led the state agency responsible for creating jobs and investment in Georgia through business recruitment, retention and expansion, international trade and tourism, as well as the arts, film and music industries.

During Carr's three-year tenure at GDEcD, the state of Georgia was recognized as the top state in the nation in which to do business for three consecutive years by Site Selection and Area Development. In addition, GDEcD helped facilitate 1,069 projects across the state that represent approximately $14.4 billion in investment and the creation of more than 84,000 jobs. In 2015, GDEcD was recognized as the top economic development agency in the country. 

 

Location:
Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Date/Time Information:
Friday, October 6, 2017
7:30- 8:00 AM - networking
8:00- 9:00 AM - breakfast and speaker
Contact Information:
SWGC Events
Fees/Admission:
Event Registration: (includes breakfast)

Early Registration Discounts:
(Prior to 7:30 a.m. October 6, 2017)
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    $25.00  per Member (Save $10)
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    $35.00  Late registration or at the door
 
Cancellation Policy: You can cancel with a full refund by October 5, 2017.  After that date no refunds will be given, however substitution of an attendee is allowed if you are not able to attend the day of the event.
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