A quick update from the City-County employee celebration planning committee that organized today's celebration of Dr. King's life. The committee has released a statement for the media addressing the choice of Pastor Greear to deliver the keynote address:
J.D. Greear was selected as the keynote speaker because we identified a person that services our community. We did not select Mr. Greear based upon his teachings. None of our speakers have been selected based upon their teachings. Our selection is driven by our belief that the keynote speaker will deliver a message based upon Dr. King’s ideals that align with the responsibilities of both City and County workers. These are beliefs that focus upon public service to others.