Lawrenceville Congressman Rob Woodall made USA Today's Top 10 list for most efficiently run offices.
Woodall, who was known to live in his office when he worked as predecessor John Linder's chief of staff, said he was proud of the honor.
"I made a commitment when I came to Congress to rein in out-of-control spending in Washington, one dollar at the time. What better place to start than with my own office?" he said in a statement. "I committed during my campaign to budget for 10 percent less in 2011 than was budgeted in 2010. Not only did I achieve that goal and more in my office, I worked with my freshman colleagues to make that 10 percent cut permanent for all members of Congress in 2012.
"If American families and small businesses across the nation can cut their budgets during these difficult economic times, then so can the U.S. House of Representatives," he added. "With each day and each vote, we make sure every cent counts."
Woodall has a busy Friday back in his 7th Congressional District.
He is slated to tour Delta Community Credit Union's Duluth location in the morning, then speak at the Sage School's gala that evening.
The credit union, which is the state's largest, was proud to host the congressman, since it serves more than 10,000 of his constituents.
"It is an honor to show Congressman Woodall how we are providing value to the community through our variety of services, products and educational seminars," says Rick Foley, president and CEO of Delta Community Credit Union, in a press release. "We appreciate the efforts the congressman has made on behalf of the 7th District and we invite him and all elected officials in our service area to understand more about the community efforts of credit unions in and across metro Atlanta."
City Council to be sworn in
Peachtree Corners City Council will become official Sunday, with a swearing in ceremony for the new city's first leaders.
With Mike Mason taking the role of mayor, the council's final pieces were set after a runoff election last week. The councilmembers are Phil Sadd, Jay Lowe, Alex Wright, Jeanne Aulbach, Lorri Christopher and Weare Gratwick.
The ceremony, sponsored by the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association, is set for 2 p.m. at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast's Hunnicutt Ballroom, at 5993 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
Last week, Mason said he was hoping for a quick swearing in so the council could begin meeting, setting local ordinances prior to the July 1 start date for the city.
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