Impacting Sustainability Through the Power of the Vote

Charles Brewer, Founder and former CEO of MindSpring Enterprises and Founder of Green Street Properties to Keynote Annual Event. The League of Women Voters of Georgia (LWVGA) will host its 5th annual Power of the Vote Luncheon Thursday, October 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at 103 West in Buckhead Atlanta - 103 West Paces Ferry NW, Atlanta, 30305.

Atlanta, GA, September 20, 2009 --( This year’s luncheon, “Impacting Sustainability through the Power of the Vote,” will address global climate change and sustainability; issues the League has adopted as part of its current national and state agenda. Charles Brewer, founder of Green Street Properties – the company that developed Atlanta’s award winning smart-growth neighborhood development Glenwood Park, will be the keynote speaker. He will provide his perspective as a businessman and developer on climate change and sustainable living and offer advice on how citizens can influence public policy in both arenas.

“The League recognizes that global climate change is one of the most serious issues facing environment, health and the economy of our nation. The time is now to take action,” said League Executive Director, Tracey-Ann Nelson. Nelson, whose background is in public and government affairs, took over the position in June after the departure of past Exec. Director Polly McKinney.

“Our hope is that through programs like Power of the Vote we can start the conversation and begin to make an impact on this critical issue.”

As a part of its national position on global climate change, the League supports comprehensive planning for managing growth in Georgia and urges federal action that will reduce climate change pollutants on a national and global scale.

Tickets for the event are $50 for League members and $65 for non-members. To purchase tickets or for information about sponsorship opportunities, please visit the LWVGA website, or contact the League office by calling (678) 547-0755.

League Women Voters of Georgia
Tracey-Ann Nelson