Denton Mayor, County Judge looking forward to meeting public at Elected Officials Reception

As local Denton area elected officials take their respective offices, it’s time for them to meet the public.

Sponsored in cooperation with the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce, the 2014 Elected Officials Reception will be hosted by the Holiday Inn & Suites from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday evening, June 26.

This event is an initiative of the Denton Chamber of Commerce’s Government Relations Division. Thirty-two Denton area elected officials have been invited to attend the reception.

Chamber of Commerce President Chuck Carpenter says this event has been designed to demonstrate the volume and viewpoints of the local business community.

Newly elected mayor of Denton, Christopher Watts, says he is looking forward to the reception. He sees it as not only an opportunity to meet other newly elected officials, but to get acquainted with the business community.

“We as policy makers need to understand what the local businesses think, what their goals are and what their ideas are,” said Watts. “The only way to do that is to form relationships. These kinds of meetings (Elected Officials Reception) allow an opportunity for face to face communication and an exchange of contact information.”

Watts looks at these formed relationships as a strong partnership.

“We are in a partnership to bring businesses to Denton to help increase the wages for Denton citizens and to provide growth and employment opportunities,” said Watts.

Denton County Judge Mary Horn says every elected official she knows wants (and needs) to hear from the public on issues.

“People in the community have the opportunity to give input, express opinions and ask questions,” said Horn. “A personal relationship with our elected officials makes it more comfortable and perhaps easier to contact a member of whatever elected board when issues come up that they may have questions about or if advice is needed about whom to talk to about a problem they may be having.”

Denton County Judge Mary Horn speaking at the 2013 Elected Officials Reception

Denton County Judge Mary Horn speaking at the 2013 Elected Officials Reception

Carpenter says the 2013 Elected Officials Reception saw State Representative Myra Crownover in attendance along with members of the Commissions Court, City Council and members of the Denton ISD Board of Trustees.

Registration for the event must be completed by Monday, June 23.

Click here to register for the event

by: Brianna Vela


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