County Government

Published on March 23rd, 2016 |


Fulton Commission Chairman John Eaves to address BBA March 24

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves will be the featured speaker at the Buckhead Business Association’ s Thursday morning breakfast meeting at The City Club of Buckhead March 24. He will discuss “Small Steps to Big Business.”

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves speaking to the BBA in 2015.

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves speaking to the BBA in 2015.

In November 2014, Eaves was elected to his third four-year term as chairman of the Fulton County Commission, receiving 63 percent of the popular vote. Since 2007, he has led the state’s most populous county, home to nearly one million residents and 14 municipalities including Georgia’s capitol city of Atlanta.

Before entering politics, Eaves held leadership roles in nonprofit and academic arenas, both nationally and abroad. For seven years, he served as the Southeast regional director of the Peace Corps, helping bring educational and healthcare assistance to the people of South Africa, Sierra Leone, Paraguay, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

He is most proud of launching Fulton County’s SMART Justice Advisory Council, a group of community and law enforcement leaders working to reduce recidivism rates, find alternative programs for first-time offenders, and help motivated inmates reclaim their lives.

Eaves has also been an unwavering champion for the Grady Hospital System, the chief caregiver for so many working class people across metro Atlanta.

Chairman Eaves is a graduate of Morehouse College. He has a Master’s Degree in Religion from Yale University and earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina. When he isn’t working for Fulton County, Eaves provides leadership training and executive coaching with TalentQuest.

Eaves resides in Atlanta and is the devoted father of two children; Isaac and Keturah.

The Thursday BBA breakfast meetings begin at 7:30 a.m. at The City Club of Buckhead, on the 18th floor of the office building at 3343 Peachtree Road NE in Buckhead. The cost for attending the meetings is $10 for BBA members who register in advance and $12 at the door. The cost for visitors and guests is $20 and includes continental breakfast and validated self-parking. To register online, click here.

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