Kemp Launches 'Georgians First' Tour Before Inauguration

Jan 9, 2019

Gov.-elect Brian Kemp is spending the final days before his inauguration traveling the state.

The “Georgians First" celebration tour will visit all corners of the state, including places in rural Georgia, such as Chula and Blakely.


There are no stops planned close to Atlanta, but the incoming governor will stop in Augusta, Columbus and Savannah.

But last month, he met with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to talk about ways to improve the metro Atlanta region as well.

In November’s general election, Kemp carried much of rural Georgia and has made rural healthcare and economic development a top policy priority.

Kemp’s inauguration and the beginning of the legislative session both happen Monday.

Georgians First Celebration Tour Stops

Georgians First Celebration | East Georgia

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

The Foundation Club

1006 Azalea Drive, Augusta, GA 30904

Georgians First Celebration | Southeast Georgia

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Savannah Convention Center; Chatham Ballroom A

1 International Drive, Savannah, GA 31421

Georgians First Celebration | Middle Georgia

Thursday, January 10, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Southern Bridle Farms

645 Silvers Road, Fort Valley, GA 31030

Georgians First Law Enforcement and First Responder Appreciation Event

Thursday, January 10, 2019

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Birdsong

86 R.C. Singletary Street

Blakely, GA 39823

Georgians First Celebration | South Georgia

Thursday, January 10, 2019

7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Farm of Dennis Bloodworth

575 Chula Brookfield Road, Chula, GA 31733

Georgians First Military Appreciation Breakfast

Friday, January 11, 2019

7:00am – 9:00am

National Infantry Museum (Cavezza Hall)

1775 Legacy Way

Columbus, GA 31903

Georgians First Celebration | West Georgia

Friday, January 11, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

The Barn at Sierra Springs

1075 Old Four Notch Road, Whitesburg, GA 30185

Georgians First Celebration | Northeast Georgia

Friday, January 11, 2019

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gainesville Civic Center

830 Green Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501

Georgians First Celebration | Northwest Georgia

Saturday, January 12, 2019

8:30am – 10:30am

Dalton Golf and Country Club

333 Country Club Way, Dalton, GA 30721