Donald Mitchell was pleased to meet all of the nice people that live in the area on Tuesday night. They discussed the importance of continuing to have persons of integrity & honesty in public office. Donald is open and available to meet with any and all groups. Please email email@example.com if you’d like to schedule a meeting.
Donald Mitchell kicked off his first of a series of focus groups with the citizens of Alpharetta to get firsthand input on their issues, ideas, thoughts and priorities for the community. This one hour event provided Donald the opportunity not to give a speach, but listen to what is on the minds of his fellow citizens.
At the top of everyone’s list was Making the Alpharetta City Center a better place to visit, shop, eat and enjoy….and get the same kind of “draw” that neighboring Roswell has today. Additional priorities centered around traffic flow, neighborhood safety through PACT, the rerouting of Highway 9, developing more and better park and recreation facilities, Sunday alcohol sales, property taxes, minimizing the widening of roads, better enforcement of drunk driving and enforcing the solicitation laws in our subdivisions.
Donald will continue to conduct these focus groups throughout the campaign season not only to get feedback from his fellow citizens, but also to demonstrate that unlike most politicians, he’s a good listener. And he also wants to know firsthand what everyone’s top priorities are so once he is elected he can begin the process of addressing these priorities.
Great meeting on Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Republican Women’s Club. The guest speaker was Georgia Agriculture Commissioner, Gary Black, who gave an
insightful demonstration on the role and duties of the Agriculture Department in Georgia. He also unveiled the new Georgia Grown logo. Candidates
from Roswell, Johns Creek and Alpharetta were on hand to speak and I enjoyed
meeting the women in this group as well as the various candidates. I would love to come and speak at your group so please contact us so we can set that up.
Donald Mitchell is spending most of his weekends walking through sub-divisions, going door-to-door, speaking at meetings, and in this case, meeting with his fellow Alpharetta citizens at the Farmer’s Market.
In local political campaigns most of the candidates are focused on telling people what they’ll do. Donald Mitchell has a different approach. He is asking people what they want, what they are thinking about, and listening intently to what they say!
The act of listening really implies many things. First, it shows that you care about what someone is saying, and second, that what they are saying is important to them. Donald Mitchell feels that as a city, Alpharetta has lost the art of listening and caring about what our neighbors are saying. When is the last time you have been invited to a focus group or town hall meeting and actually been asked to give your opinion about what you think?
Be on the lookout for the many focus groups and town hall meetings that Donald will be conducting leading up to the election in early November, because he does care about what you are thinking, and will listen to what you say. There is no subject off limits and you are welcome to come and share your thoughts.