CANTON, GA (Feb. 2, 2024) – Cherokee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Harry Johnston spoke to about 400 event-goers Jan. 24 at the Council for Quality Growth’s annual State of the County event.

The Council holds State of the County events across the metro-Atlanta area throughout the year, kicking the series off in Cherokee County each year in January.

Johnston, along with Cherokee County Schools Superintendent Brian Hightower and Office of Economic Development President Misti Martin, gave updates regarding the respective organizations they lead.

A recording of the program is now available at for viewing.

Johnston is available to deliver the State of the County address to groups upon request. Email him directly at to request a speaking engagement.

About Cherokee County

Located 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Cherokee County is part of the 11-county metro-Atlanta area. Cherokee County boasts a population of more than 281,000, according to the July 2022 Census estimates. It is the one of the fastest growing counties in the metro region and its overall Board of Commissioners-controlled tax burden per capita is one of the lowest in the region. Cherokee County has award-winning parks and recreational facilities, is a destination for corporate headquarters and is a great place to live, work and play. Cherokee County is the best of both worlds because it’s where “Metro Meets the Mountains.” Learn more at



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