Our next meeting will be Monday, May 15, 7:00 pm
(This is our usual 3rd Monday meeting.)
You’re welcome to arrive at 6:30pm for dinner and conversation.
Our speaker will be LaGrange, Georgia Mayor Jim Thornton. He will recap the outstanding progress the city is making toward enriching the city’s economy and lifestyle amenities while preserving and building upon LaGrange’s essential character and charm.
Jim Thornton is currently serving as the 42nd Mayor of LaGrange. His four-year term of office began in January 2014. Prior to his election as Mayor, he served one four-year term on the LaGrange City Council.
Mayor Thornton was born, raised, and educated in LaGrange. He graduated from LaGrange High School, LaGrange College, and Emory University Law School. After law school, Mayor Thornton returned to practice law in LaGrange and has been doing so actively for 19 years. He is currently a partner with the law firm of Thornton & Graham, P.C., where he specializes in real estate transactions, estate planning, and corporate law.
In addition to his elected leadership roles, Mayor Thornton has a long and distinguished record of community, civic, and church service. He has served as Chairman of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, has chaired the United Way of West Georgia fundraising campaign, has been a founding board member of the West Georgia Health Foundation and the Troup Cares Clinic, and has been a member of the LaGrange Rotary Club since 1998. Mayor Thornton and his wife are graduates of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2008.Mayor Thornton is a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange. He has served in numerous leadership roles in his church, is a regular Sunday school teacher, and has been certified as a lay speaker. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The Mayor’s wife, Corinne Blencoe Thornton, works for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. They enjoy spending time with their dogs and cat, all of whom are rescues.
.We meet at the House of Lu Restaurant just north of Marietta Square on Cherokee Street. This is our usual 3rd Monday meeting.
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- Georgia Tea Party Inc. does not endorse or oppose candidates or parties. Individual volunteers are free to do so. Public officials are not invited to speak at Thursday Volunteer Meetings. They are welcome to attend as citizens. Public officials and candidates are invited to speak at Monday Task Force Meetings. Task Force Meetings are designed to be a two-way dialogue with public officials and candidates, carried out in a civil and professional manner. At any Georgia Tea Party Inc. event, we always treat our guests with courtesy and respect.