“Our hearts are heavy upon learning of the tragedy that occurred in Boston today. I ask that my fellow Fulton County citizens join with me in prayer this evening for our friends, family and fellow citizens who have lost their lives or sustained injuries as a result of this senseless incident. Our thoughts are also with the first responders who place their own lives at risk to restore safety.”
John Eaves is chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. As head of the largest county in the State of Georgia, he presides over a seven-member governing commission representing 14 municipalities with an annual operating budget of $935 million and a diverse population of nearly one million residents, including the City of Atlanta.