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Gretchen will value citizen input –ad on C-93 country radio

Gretchen’s ad is playing six times daily on C-93 country radio WAAC 92.9 FM May 2014. You can listen here:

This is Gretchen Quarterman. And I’m running for Lowndes County Commission District 5.

I’m dedicated to responsible, transparent government, and I will work to be a good steward of our tax dollars. Our county and city governments need to work together to build on our collective strenghts of Moody, VSU, and South Georgia Medical to provide opportunities to our community.

I’m open to new ideas and willing to re-evaluate long-standing views when new information exists. And I will value citizen input. Our community is a wonderful place, and together we can make it even better.

I ask for your support and your vote on May 20th.

To hear Gretchen talk about these issues at greater length, see the videos page.

Tuesday May 20th is Election Day for this Special Election. You can find your polling place on My Voter Page by the Georgia Secretary of State.

Video of Gretchen on Scott James radio show 2014-05-01

“The jewel of the South”, “a gem down here”, is what Scott James and Gretchen Quarterman agreed Lowndes County could be, starting with local government transparency and continuing with not waiting on Atlanta to build on local strengths such as South Georgia Medical Center and Wiregrass Tech.

Local policy issues include what would happen to us if we got 20 inches of rain like Pensacola just did? The county needs to be appropriately staffed and prepared for emergencies. The Army Corps of Engineers study on flooding will be presented at the next Valdosta City Council Work Session (5:30 PM May 6th at City Hall) with a public presentation afterwards (6:30 PM at City Hall Annex). Gretchen added that Ashley Tye will be giving a Lowndes County Emergency Management Continuity of Business Workshop 5:30-6:30 PM 5 May 2014 at the Lowndes County Administrative Building, 327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta.

Radio host Scott James noted,

In case nobody picked up on it, I just quizzed Gretchen and she is involved. She answered both very well.

Gretchen added that having things online for people who can’t go to the meetings because they’re at work would be very useful in getting more people engaged. Scott James advocated livestreaming videos of meetings, “or at least recorded and played back”. Gretchen recounted an anecdote about wishing she could have heard the recent Valdosta City Council meeting livestreamed.

Here’s the video:

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Video: Gretchen on Chris Beckham radio show, April 29th

“People would have a lot more confidence in the government if they understood it and they could see it happen,” said Gretchen Quarterman yesterday morning on drive-time radio. She used Monday night’s Brookhaven apartment building rezoning public hearing in Lake Park to illustrate: local landowners have property rights and there was a lack of communication between the developers of a proposed apartment building, the Lake Park city government, and the neighbors.

She also talked about jobs, including in local agriculture. For example, she ran the 2014 South Georgia Growing Local Conference. Money spent on local agriculture supports the local economy, not companies far away.

She talked about stewardship of resources, including preserving local property and environment from the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline. She advocated Continue reading

Gretchen on Scott James radio show 7:30AM Thursday May 1st

Gretchen will be on Scott James’ drive-time radio show on 92.1 FM this Thursday, 7:30 AM May 1st. She’ll be talking about transparency, stewardship, and opportunity.

You can listen over the air to WDDQ 92.1 FM or through various Internet sites, such as Streema.

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Gretchen on the air with Chris Beckham 7:30AM Tuesday April 29th

Gretchen Quarterman will be on Chris Beckham’s morning drive-time talk radio show 7:30 AM Tuesday April 29th, talking about why you should vote for her for Lowndes County Commissioner District 5.

You can listen on the radio to WVGA FM 105.9 or online through various services such as Streema.

Please tell your friends. You can also join this facebook event so people can see you’re going to listen.

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