Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable and Washington County Mayor Joe Grandy announced Tuesday a “historic” joint work session of the Sullivan and Washington county commissions to be held October 18, 2018 as the local legislative bodies begin working to forge new bridges between the two counties.
“For now, it’s a historic start where we have both commissions meeting and breaking bread together for the first time, learning about each other as we begin thinking about how we can improve our communities by working together,” Venable said.
The open meeting will be held October 18 at 5 p.m. on the mezzanine at Tri-Cities Airport.
“Mayor Venable was gracious enough to help kick-off my campaign for Washington County mayor, and I noted at the time that our counties can only get stronger working together to increase opportunities for all of our citizens,” Grandy said. “I am pleased to announce that effort is underway beginning with this joint work session and look forward to jointly announcing potential areas for cooperation in coming days.”