Bill Floyd to Be Roasted at HOI Celebration of Ministry

POSTED BY: Louis Deas on September 22, 2015 CATEGORY: News & Events COMMENTS: 0


HOI  is excited to announce that this year’s annual celebration of ministry will feature a “roast” of former Decatur mayor, Bill Floyd, on Wednesday, November 11, at the downtown Decatur Marriott Courtyard Hotel and Conference Center.  The evening will begin with a silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 7 pm.  All proceeds of the event will benefit HOI’s community development efforts in Honduras and Nicaragua.  Honorary roasters include: Georgia House Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams; Leading Age CEO, Larry Minnix; HOI CEO, Jerry Eickhoff; Decatur City Commissioner, Patti Garrett and others.

HOI is a metro Atlanta based non-profit that serves communities in rural Honduras and Nicaragua.  For over 25 years HOI has partnered with the people of Central America to bring improvement in the areas of health, education, spirituality, economic development, and agriculture through asset based community development and short-term mission trips.

Floyd has been serving the people of Honduras with HOI since its inception in 1989.  He designed and implemented the waste-water treatment plan and infrastructure for Rancho Paraiso, HOI’s base of operations in Honduras.  Floyd’s love for people made him one of the longest-serving mayors in the Atlanta area.   He was elected to the Decatur City Commission in 1991, served as mayor pro-tem from 1994-1997 and then served as Decatur’s mayor from 1997 until 2013.

Floyd has also served at as president of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) and the Metro Atlanta Mayors’ Association.  He currently serves on the Atlanta Regional Commission and is former chair of the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center Board. Floyd earned the Bronze Star for Service in the U.S. Army and served our nation in Japan and the Republic of Vietnam.

We warmly invite you to join Bill and friends, for a fun evening of celebration, friendship, and service.  For registration, table sponsorship, ticket information or honorary donations please visit the HOI website at