Ralph, state commerce leaders meet with legislators

Clayton County Board of Commissioners Vice-Chairman Wole Ralph was in Washington D.C. this week, participating in Georgia Chamber of Commerce meetings with national legislators, the county has announced. He is, in addition to being a county official, also one of more than 300 members of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors, according to the chamber's web site, www.gachamber.com/.

Ralph and other members of the chamber's Board of Directors were set to spend Tuesday and Wednesday in the nation's capitol meeting face-to-face with members of the state's congressional delegation, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker of the House John Boehner, and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, according to a news release from the county.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce's web site shows participants in the trip also heard from public policy experts about state, and national business issues.

"I continue to focus on building a strong business community in Clayton County," Ralph said in a written statement. "It is my goal to take every opportunity available to connect Clayton County with leadership from both the state of Georgia and our nation's capital, and to let them know that we take our business very seriously."

The county's news release also states that the trip to Washington D.C., labeled as a "Fly-In," is an annual activity undertaken by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.