Editor’s note: Perlie Richardson-Axson is running for Riceboro City Council. She and other candidates running in municipal elections have responded to profile questions sent them by the Courier.
Here are Ms. Richardson-Axson’s answers to those questions.
My name is Pearlie Richardson-Axson, a 73-year old native of Riceboro. I have three children, three grandchildren and one great-grand child. I attended Liberty County High and completed my formal education in New York City. I graduated from St. Francis College with a BS degree in business management. My experience in the book publishing industry for 35 years as director of operations and my work in the banking industry as a loan officer gave me the opportunity to learn how to work collaboratively with people from various cultures.
After actively serving in my church, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, for many years, I returned to Riceboro four years ago and immediately got involved as a volunteer in community affairs working with the city of Riceboro. Local leadership involvement includes:
a. Elected to the Regional Library Board
b. Keep Liberty Beautiful Board of Directors
c. Georgia Incentive for Housing (GICH) Committee
d. Worked with Keep Liberty Beautiful in city-wide clean-up of Riceboro and surrounding communities twice a year
e. High Fidelity Civic Club
Some issues that are important and should be considered vital to the citizens of Riceboro are as follows:
a. A supermarket to serve the citizens of Riceboro and surrounding communities
b. A feasiblity study to annex unincorporated areas of Riceboro and surrounding communities so all citizens can vote
c. An open door policy to the citizens to discuss their needs and concerns
d. Community based programs for the youth
I am a qualified candidate who offers a broad range of experiences and possess the ability to resolve issues. I will bring to the citizens of Riceboro, “A New Leader, A New Vision, and A New Direction.”
Early voting will be held from Oct. 15-Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 5. Candidates can call 706-876-0156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive profile questions, so they may be profiled in an upcoming issue of the Courier prior to the election.