Gov.-elect Nathan Deal will not speak at the Atlanta Regional Commission’s “State of the Region” breakfast Friday morning as he takes a few days off following Tuesday’s election.
The commission had invited both Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes, whom Deal defeated Tuesday. But a Deal spokesman said the Republican had not committed to attending and will be out of town.
The ARC breakfast is expected to bring together more than 1,000 regional leaders for a forum on key challenges. Ron Sims, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the keynote speaker.