State, local elected officials to meet every 5th Monday

COUNTY — After the June primaries, the state delegation had a productive meeting with the county council-elect.

Now those involved wish to make it a regularly scheduled meeting.

Their vision is that the state delegation, county council, sheriff, and school board meet on a regular basis — every fifth Monday.

City and town council members are always invited, but especially when the meeting is in that particular municipality, as it will rotate locations. The university presidents and chambers of commerce will also be invited. The public and press will be invited as well, but there will be no public comment.

For the Aug. 29 meeting, 13 of the 17 elected officials have already confirmed. The group will be meeting in Easley, so Easley mayor Larry Bagwell and city council members are specifically invited. The vision is for town officials to ask questions of the school board, county officials can discuss a state issue, etc.

Fifth Monday schedule:

Monday, Aug. 29, noon-1:30 p.m. at Carr Center at West End Hall, 201 S. 5th St., Easley

Monday, Oct. 31, noon-1:30 p.m. in Clemson (site TBD)

Monday, Jan. 30, noon-1:30 p.m. in Central (site TBD)

Monday, May 29, noon-1:30 p.m. in Pickens (site TBD)

Monday, July 31, noon-1:30 p.m. in Pickens or Liberty (site TBD)

Monday, Oct. 30, noon-1:30 p.m. in Liberty or Norris (site TBD)