ATLANTA – A packed house of elected officials, community leaders, and other well-wishers celebrated Georgia’s Trifecta leadership on June 28. The trio of metro Atlanta leaders honored for their work locally and nationally included DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson, president of the National Association of Counties (NACo); State Rep. Billy Mitchell, president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators; and Union City Mayor Vince Williams, president of the National League of Cites(NLC).
The reception, hosted by The Collaborative Firm and several sponsors, was held in downtown Atlanta at The Commerce Club. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond and Calvin Smyre, the longest-serving member for Georgia State House of Representatives, gave welcoming remarks. Saxophonist Avery Dixon, who received the first Golden Buzzer during the Season 17 premiere of America’s Got Talent performed at the reception.