Signature Luncheon

Please join us for our 2016 Signature Luncheon Event

‘State of Public Safety’
Informed – Prepared – Safe

Date: Thursday, August 18
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 103 West

“This is a timely topic of discussion, particularly given recent events across the United States and the globe,” said David Coxon,2016 BBA president. “We live in uncertain times, and our public safety leaders are doing everything in their power to serve and protect the community. This forum will no doubt be informative and insightful and gives us an opportunity to hear directly from those charged with keeping the community safe.”

Atlanta Police Foundation President Dave Wilkinson and former Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service will lead the discussion along with George Turner, Police Chief of Atlanta and other public safety leaders on the issues facing the public, law enforcement and the community.

During the event, the BBA will also bestow its annual Public Safety Awards to members of the Atlanta Police Department (Zone 2), Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.

Come and show your support on Thursday, August 18th at 103 West  from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm to our Public Safety Officers, The Buckhead Association and the Buckhead Community.

About Dave Wilkinson
Dave joined the Foundation in 2005. Before joining the Foundation, Dave retired as the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Georgia Region. During his 22-year tenure with the Secret Service, Dave served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Investigations, as well as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protection Division, serving under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. Dave was awarded the Distinguished Service award from President Bush for supervision of agents/decisive actions on September 11, 2001.  Dave lives in Brooks, Georgia with his wife, Renee, and his two sons, Jacob and Jonathan.

About Chief George Turner
Chief Turner is a 35-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, which has an authorized strength of 2,000 sworn officers. Highly respected throughout the Atlanta community, Chief Turner’s resilience and leadership qualities will instill accountability in the effective delivery of police services.  Chief Turner was educated in the Atlanta Public Schools and attended Clark Atlanta University and holds a Bachelors of Art degree from Saint Leo University in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Public Administration from Columbus State University. He is married to Cathy Turner for more than 30 years and they are the parents of four adult children and 7 grandchildren.

$65 for members
$75 for non-members

Ticket price includes three-course luncheon, program, tax and gratuity and valet service.

Table of 8 Sponsorship Information:

Table Sponsor: $550

  • Reserved Table and Lunch for 8
  • Table Signage
  • Podium Mention
  • Printed Program Placement
  • Lobby Reader Board
  • 2 Weeks Email Blast Listing (Thank You)

VIP/Speaker Sponsor: $750

  • Reserved Table for 8
  • Table Hosted by Panel Member or VIP
  • Printed Program Placement
  • Lobby Reader Board
  • 3 Weeks Email Blast Listing (Thank You)

The BBA hosts a Signature Luncheon each summer, which brings together BBA members, community business leaders and local media. The Signature Luncheons feature a keynote address by one of Buckhead’s business elite as well as the presentation of the Public Safety Awards to outstanding officers from Atlanta Police Department (Zone 2), Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.

Individual tickets and corporate table sponsorships (including tickets for eight guests) are available for the Signature Luncheons. 

Past keynote speakers have included:

  • Coach Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons
  • Paul Bowers, President and CEO of Georgia Power
  • John Brock, President and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Carol Tome, VP of Corporate Services of The Home Depot
  • Governor Nathan Deal
  • Mayor Kasim Reed
  • Coach Bill Curry
  • Educator Ron Clark
  • Laura Turner Seydel
  • Former Newscaster Monica Pearson
2014 BBA Signature Luncheon
The 2014 Signature Luncheon featured keynote speaker Carol Tomé, Vice President of Corporate Services at The Home Depot


Photo Credit Chris Bettis with 12 Nine Media.

Past BBA Signature Luncheons


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