Protect Georgia’s Youth this Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children are the future, and it is important that we ensure their safety.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the following definitions for child maltreatment:

  • Child abuse: Words or overt actions that cause harm, potential harm, or threat of harm
  • Child neglect: Failure to provide needs or to protect from harm or potential harm

The initiative of Child Abuse Prevention Month is to stop abuse before it happens. With efforts from the entire community, we can help Georgia’s youth reach their full potential!

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Georgia Procurement Conference 2018

2nd Annual Georgia Procurement Conference (GPC 2018) will be held April 24th through 26th at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. It is the state’s premier event for public procurement professionals and supplier partners. GPC 2018 will provide opportunities to foster business partnerships between state government entities, suppliers and small businesses.​ The conference will feature a dynamic Supplier Expo, which will provide an excellent opportunity for businesses to: position their company as a leading solutions provider; strengthen existing relationships with state and local governments, colleges and universities; and reach deep into the state procurement community to establish new contacts with Georgia government supply chain and procurement professionals who actively procure a wide range of services for the citizens of Georgia. You don’t want to miss this!

Online registration closes Friday, April 9th. On-site registration will be available at the Jekyll Island Convention Center from 8:00 am – Noon​ Tuesday, April 24th. 

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Fitness Pros Day at the State Capitol is March 15th

On March 15, 2017, Rep. Valencia Stovall and Rep. Doreen Carter will recognize and honor those that assist with saving lives daily through fitness and health. This event will highlight the services Fitness Professionals provide to Georgia and its residents. Fitness Professionals will be recognized with an official day, take photos with government officials and more.

The inauguration of the Fitness Pros Workout will be held at the Georgia State Capitol. Fitness Professional will also have workout with Lawmakers from 8am-9:30am.