Local governments here probably don’t want to get into the news for the cost of their upcoming retreats, Lowndes County Commission this month, and Valdosta City Council next month, like Roswell alrady did.
Pat Fox wrote for the AJC 15 Feb 2013, Record shows $4,800 tab for Roswell retreat,
Roswell city officials ran up a tab of at least $4,800 for their three-day work retreat this month at the Reynolds Plantation, 106 miles away in Greensboro.
Financial records from five north Fulton cities show these planning sessions can run the gamut, from a shoestring event for $700 in Sandy Springs to more than $10,000 for Johns Creek.
The Roswell retreat, held Jan. 31-Feb. 2, included nine people — Mayor Jere Wood, six council members, City Administrator Kay Love and a facilitator, who did not charge for his services. All spent two nights at the Reynolds facility near Lake Oconee.
Perhaps stay close to home where hotels aren’t necessary.