Lawrence Garner will join a panel discussion Wednesday, August 29 that will look at municipal governance in Annapolis County. The 7 p.m. meeting, to be held at the Lion’s Hall on Bridge Street, will deal with issue of redundancies and duplication of services among the county and three towns and will be moderated by Dr. Peter Nicholson.
Garner moved to Annapolis County in 2001 after his family bought a local toy manufacturer with an international clientele. He joins a panel of county residents who have been looking at the way we are now governed, have some ideas to share, and want to hear yours. With municipal elections set for October 20, this is a timely public event.
Nicholson has served in numerous posts in government, business, science, and higher education, including Deputy Chief of Staff, Policy, in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada. Along with Dr. Nicholson and Mr. Garner is Stephen Hawboldt, retired executive director of the Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP) and a columnist for The Annapolis County Spectator who has written about this subject. A fourth panelist is yet to be confirmed.
“When we talk with each other, we discover what it is we like about where we live, where we have set down roots. We discover how we are the same, how we are different, how we see our future, and what change is needed to move toward our goals,” say forum organizers Heather LeBlanc, Granville Ferry and Anne Crossman, Centrelea.