2011-06-29 / Front Page

Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials Holds Summer Conference


Picture l-r: Dr. Percy Mack, Dr. Larry Rivers, Rev. Clarence Williams, Dr. Cheryl Dozier, Dr. Everett Freeman and Mrs. Dorothy Moss Picture l-r: Dr. Percy Mack, Dr. Larry Rivers, Rev. Clarence Williams, Dr. Cheryl Dozier, Dr. Everett Freeman and Mrs. Dorothy Moss The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO) held its Annual Summer Conference in Savannah, Ga. June 23-26. The theme was “The Civil Rights Revolution: Honoring our Legendary Heroes.”

Among the events was a luncheon held in in conjunction with the Georgia Alumni Association of Historic Black State Universities (GAAHBSU) on Friday afternoon. The luncheon brought together not only elected officials, but also Presidents from three Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including Dr. Cheryl Dozier (Savannah State), Dr. Larry Rivers (Fort Valley) and Dr. Everett Freeman (Albany State).

The conference also saluted the Honorable Ambassador Rev. and Mrs. Andrew Young.

The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials was formed in 1970, as a statewide political group composed of elected officials on all levels of Georgia government


Tyrone Brooks, GABEO President Tyrone Brooks, GABEO President – municipal, county, state, and national.

GABEO has come a long way in three decades of service and leadership, and there is still a long way to go.

In the words of Tyrone Brooks: “We’ve enjoyed over 30 years of public service. ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now !’

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