Roane County Executive to Speak at Lunch with the League
Ron Woody, Roane County executive, will be the guest speaker at Lunch with the League, Tuesday, April 19. The program will begin at 12 noon in the social hall at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Woody will address issues of importance to the county such as where your tax dollars go, problems the county has solved and problems it is still facing, according to information provided by his office. Among the topics he will address or update in his presentation, "The State of Roane County," are education, property appraisal, business recruitment, development of tourism, and funding of public services.
What happens in Roane County is of importance to Oak Ridge since a significant portion of Oak Ridge is located in Roane County, and present and future planning affect the lives and wellbeing of these residents and, consequently, all of Oak Ridge.
Woody has served as county executive since 2010. From 2003 to 2010, he was a county government consultant with the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service.
Woody began his service in county government as administrative assistant to the Roane County executive between 1983 (soon after graduating from Tennessee Technical University) and 1985. He continued to advance and gained extensive experience in positions of increasing fiscal responsibility.
He is a native of Roane County, growing up on River Road south of Kingston in the Luminary Community, where he and his family still live.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, Lunch with the League is open to the public. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed. Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first come, first served basis for $8, or you may bring your own. Coffee and tea are provided.
For information, please visit on line at lwvoakridge.org, or call 865-693-6286.