ATHENS, GA – Media are invited to attend the Georgia Homeland Security and School Safety Conference opening ceremony and morning sessions on June 19, 2023, at 8:30 AM at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. Following opening ceremonies, state and local officials below will be available for limited interviews to discuss the conference. Media will have access to breakout sessions until 12:00 pm.

WHO:         GEMA/HS Director James C. Stallings

                    Athens-Clarke County Sheriff John Q. Williams

                    Athens-Clarke County Fire & Emergency Services Director of Emergency Preparedness

                    Mark Melvin

WHERE:     The Classic Center
                    300 N Thomas Street
                    Athens, Georgia 30601

WHEN:      Monday, June 19, 2023, at 8:30 A.M. EST

RSVP:        Please contact Lisa Rodriguez-Presley at [email protected] by 12:00 P.M.

                   EST on Sunday, June 18, 2023.


Lisa Rodriguez-Presley
External Affairs Supervisor
Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
[email protected]
(404) 635-7026