State auditor in town Tuesday for meet and greet

Published 6:00 pm Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering will be available onTuesday not only to residents of Brookhaven, but also for cityofficials to pick his brain before their regular boardmeeting.

Lincoln County Teenage Republicans Director Cindy Moore saidPickering will be at the State Room on Cherokee Street Tuesday at 6p.m. to address concerns on how government employees all over thestate are using taxpayer dollars.

“Recently there have been a lot of issues come up about how fundsare appropriated and the appropriation of city funds in varioustowns in Mississippi,” she said. “For the city officials they havea lot of questions and concerns local to Brookhaven that they wouldlike to speak with Stacy directly about. They don’t have thatopportunity every day of every week.”

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The “Meet and Greet” with Pickering is scheduled for 6 p.m., butsince the Board of Aldermen meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m., hewill be available to city officials at 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, all other attendees can be sure that they will have achance to speak in person with the state auditor.

“For the meet and greet and any of the ones we’re hosting over thenext two years, individuals that come by will have the opportunityto meet Stacey and have one-on-one time to ask specific questionsthat they have,” she said.

Pickering will take 20 minutes to talk about what’s going on in theauditor’s office, Moore said, and then will have a question andanswer session.

In addition to the Pickering visit, Moore said, there will be othermeet and greet opportunities leading up to the 2011elections.

“We’re giving the people of Lincoln County a chance to meet theseindividuals one-on-one and get to know these candidates andofficials with the elections coming up in 2011,” she said. “Thisgives citizens the opportunity to meet and ask questions, and thenalso helps educate the community about what’s going on inMississippi with current events. Sometimes there are things they’renot even aware of.”