Today is my birthday and it has been filled with many gifts of grace in the form of friends, family and wonderful and warm birthday greetings on Facebook and elsewhere from campaign supporters. I have said it many times that I have never had a bad day on the campaign trail because all of them have been filled with meeting people who live in Cobb County and elsewhere. Today was a great example of that.

Last Friday night, Judy and some campaign workers were at Marietta Square for their monthly concert. There is just one word to describe the evening—fun. Just think, a couple thousand people all jammed into one place and all of them prospective voters. Think how long it would take to knock on doors to meet that many voters. Needless to say we made the most of it and by the time the music started, there were a lot of people wearing Mike Boyce for Chairman stickers.

We have a crowd for the East Cobber parade on Saturday,10 October but the more the merrier. Everyone receives a free campaign t-shirt and more importantly you are guaranteed to have fun. Click on the Volunteer button or go to volunteers@likemike4cobb.com and register. Do something today that will be something that you can talk about tomorrow. Make a difference. Get involved.

Mike

Lots of events this week with lots of voters:  Georgia Tea Party, Kiwanis, Habitat for Humanity, Mt Bethel UMC consignment sale.  No moss growing under my feet as I continue to reach out to the voters and hear their concerns.  One of the most informative events was the 2015 forum on Cobb’s Future hosted by the Cobb Chamber and the Council for Quality Growth.  The comments made in one presentation on the strengths of a community improvement district (CID) were pretty much in line with what I saw during my tour in the spring looking at cities that had used CID’s to pursue economic development and those that had not.   The Cobb EDGE program and CID’s are two programs with whom I would look forward to working as your Chairman.

The East Cobber Parade is coming on Saturday, September 12th from 10 am to 11 am.  If you want to experience the fun and feel for a grassroots campaign, there is no better opportunity than registering to be a participant in this parade or work the campaign tent after the parade from 11 am to 3 pm.  You can register at volunteers@likemike4cobb.com.

Your vote and support, regardless of their nature, make a big difference in our campaign.  Volunteer and donate today and be part of Cobb’s future!!

Mike

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After climbing and sliding through the Fagarash Mountains in Romania on a mission trip as part of a fund raising campaign for a youth camp, it’s good to be back at sea level.  The week was filled with events both informative and supportive beginning with the presentation of the Cobb County budget which I am still reviewing.  Later in the week was my swearing ceremony at the Lost Mountain Chapter of Kiwanis International which many of my friends and supporters who are members have been encouraging me to join.  Given my record of service to the community, joining Kiwanis was a natural fit.  Along those lines, I again was with friends and patriots at Project Mail Call to pack morale boxes for the troops.  This is an amazing program which has been run out of the basement of the home of Ed and Mary Ettels for more than 10 years.  This wonderful couple represent s some of the best of America.

During the weekend, the Hearts for Heroes Foundation hosted former Seal Team 6 member Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert O’Neill.  He gave a riveting presentation on both his training and the nature of his deployments with this heralded unit.  On Sunday, the Congregation of Etz Chaim had an equally informative and educational forum and moving service of remembrance on the 100thanniversary of the lynching of Leo Frank.  Judy and I were warmly welcomed by the congregation.

The campaign continues to be fun and informative.  Invest in the future of Cobb County by clicking on the volunteer and donation buttons on this web site.  Join me in a journey which, at the end, you can say that you made a difference.

Mike