Residents over 60 invited to “Connect, Create, Contribute”

Residents over 60 invited to “Connect, Create, Contribute”

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To celebrate May as Older Americans Month, the Lee-Russell Council of Governments (LRCOG) is hosting a “Connect, Create, Contribute” event on Thursday, May 9, at Kiesel Park, 520 Chadwick Lane from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. CT in Auburn. Residents who are 60 or older and live in Russell County or Lee County are invited to attend.

The LRCOG is a regional planning and developmental organization that serves member governments by managing programs, promoting collaborative efforts, and serving as a clearing house for federal, state, and local funds. Its executive director is Suzanne G. Burnette and board chair is Opelika mayor Gary Fuller.

The council’s vision is to become an entrepreneurial force whereby member governments can be assured of level funding for the Lee-Russell Council of Governments for years to come, to develop an effective public relations profile whereby every citizen will recognize the worth of their regional council, to allow the staff to develop professionally through their own initiative and planned, to set the trend in the region for response to disaster for training the staff and maintaining a high state of readiness, and to have a solid reputation for doing the right things and doing things right.

Member governments of the LRCOG include Auburn, Opelika, Phenix City, Lee County, and Russell County. The council partners with the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau, Auburn University, Opelika Chamber of Commerce, East Alabama Chamber of Commerce, and the towns of Hurtsboro, Loachapoka, and Smiths Station.

For more information on this event, or the LRCOG, contact nutrition and program coordinator Lou Ella Foxx at 334-528-9209, or email