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The results of last year’s elections in DeKalb came into focus on Tuesday when the new Board of Commissioners elected Kathie Gannon as presiding officer.
At the first Board of Commissioners meeting of the year, the Board selects its presiding officer who chairs the Board meetings and establishes the Board agenda. Gannon, who represents the western half of DeKalb County, replaces Larry Johnson who had served as presiding officer for 7 of the past 8 years.
“I’m honored to have been chosen by my peers, and I thank Commissioner Larry Johnson for his dedicated service” said Gannon. “My goal is to improve how the Board of Commissioners work. In our form of government the CEO is responsible for the day to day operations of the departments. The Board of Commissioners establishes policies.”
Gannon has immediately called for a Board retreat to reach a consensus on which policies the Board will address first. “There are plenty of issues we must consider: police retention, dilapidated housing, economic development, funding for roads and transportation, and more. I want our Board to reach a consensus on what we tackle first. Then I want to use our committees to focus on them, hear from experts and find solutions” Said Gannon.
Kathie Gannon represents approximately 350,000 citizens in the western half of DeKalb County. She is one of two Super District Commissioners. The DeKalb Board of Commissioners is comprised of five district commissioners and two super districts. She was re-elected in 2016 to a fourth term.
Native Tree Plantings
January 21st from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Murphey Candler Park
The City of Brookhaven Parks & Recreation and Murphey Candler Park Conservancy are coordinating tree plantings and need volunteers to help plant the saplings. Click the link to volunteer.
Gift of Music III: A Benefit Concert
January 21st at 5:00 PM
Porter- Sanford Performing Arts Center
This event will feature performances from concert host, James C. Taylor III and more. Portions of proceeds from tickets sold will be donated to local philanthropic initiatives. Click here for tickets.
2017 Annual Canned Food Drive - Coming Soon!
January 23rd and run through February 17th
My office will be partnering with DeKalb County libraries, senior centers, and other elected officials for my Annual Canned Food Drive. Canned items will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We'll need your canned donations and/or financial support! Click HELP to make a financial donation toward the effort or click LOCATIONS to find a donation site near you!
DeKalb County Blood Drive
January 27th from 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
There is still an emergency need for blood to replenish local blood banks, as current levels are critically low. If you are able to help, walk up or click here to schedule an appointment with sponsor code decg
Brookside Dog Park's Ribbon Cutting
January 27th at 10:00 AM
Brookside Dog Park
Come celebrate the opening of the new off-leash “bark park” and consider bringing home a new family member from Lifeline Pet Adoptions, who will be joining the celebration as well!
Infant Car Seat Class
January 28, 2017 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dunwoody Police Department
Are you an expecting parent or using a rear-facing car seat? If so, please attend the infant car seat class offered by the Dunwoody Police Department to learn about infant car seat installation safety. Space is limited,click to RSVP here.
Friends of Parks Tour
January 28th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Starting at 3681 Chestnut St. (Scottdale), Visiting Multiple Locations
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and hop aboard the touring van to speak with folks from Park Pride, DeKalb County’s Greenspace Division, and fellow Friends of the Park groups while taking in the varied features of (tentatively): Briarlake Forest, Gresham Park and Recreation Center, Sugar Creek Tennis, Fork Creek Mountain, Panola Shoals, and Redan Crossing (“Nature Preserve”).
Photo Storytelling and Helping a Worthy Cause!
January 28th from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Finders Keepers Furnishing - Decatur
Spend an hour with Pixorium’s founder, Jiffy Page, to learn a variety of ways to downsize your family photo collection.
Entry to this workshop is by donation of one canned good or $1 donation. Fees for attendance will be donated to the Atlanta Food Bank.
Work Source Dekalb - Mobile Career Center
The Mobile Career Center will offer services such as job search assistance, workshops, training and resume writing and interviewing tips. Businesses may also use the mobile unit for interviewing, training, pre-employment screenings or recruiting.
DeKalb is also offering assistance to residents interested in applying for the
DeKalb year-round internship program. The program provides short-term
internship opportunities for low-income young adults, ages 16-24, who are
seeking employment and not enrolled in school.
- Friday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fort McPherson1788 Hardee Ave. SWAtlanta, GA 30330
- Monday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Dunwoody Library5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody RoadDunwoody, GA 30038
- Thursday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Department of Family and Children Services178 Sams St. Decatur, GA 30033
Park Visioning Program -APPLY NOW!
The Park Visioning Program provides registered Friends of the Park groups access to a professional landscape architect who, with the help of community residents, will create a park master plan that can be used to guide park development, raise funds, and serve as a foundation for a park that meets the needs of the community.The application deadline is Wednesday, February 15th at 5pm. Apply Today!
DeKalb County Extension Calling for Applications for 2017 Mobile Market
DeKalb County Extension is accepting applications for the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market stops for 2017. Launched in May of 2015, the mobile market provides fresh, affordable produce and food demonstrations to county residents.
The market visits areas around the county four days a week for 16 weeks. Applications for the 2017 season will be accepted online at the link below through Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. For information regarding the application process or other Extension programs, please contact DeKalb County Extension at 404-298-4080, email@example.com or visit us at http://www.dekalbmobilemarket.com
4th Annual Plant Sale
DeKalb Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Plant Sale. The office will accept orders for the plant sale between until March 10, 2017. The one-day pick up is Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the DeKalb Cooperative Extension office. There are several varieties to choose from including azaleas, blueberries, hydrangeas, gardenias and many more. To order plants, click here
Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program
More than 47% of water use in the average American home occurs in the bathroom, with nearly 24% being used by toilets. Fortunately, your household can significantly curb its toilet water usage in a number of ways. Would you like to decrease your water usage and aid in the conservation of water? Participate in DeKalb County’s Toilet Retrofit Rebate Program! There are two rebate options:
Option 1: For the purchase of any approved 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) toilet on the list of eligible toilets, a rebate of up to $50.00 will be given.
Option 2: For the purchase of any approved 1.28 gpf WaterSense labeled toilet on the list of eligible toilets, a rebate of up to $100.00 will be given.
Only the exact model names and number combinations on DeKalb County's list of eligible toilets will qualify for the toilet rebate. These toilets have been tested by the Maximum Performance Test in specific combinations for performance and water savings - tank and bowl number cannot be "mixed and matched" from different models. Other models may be available for purchase, but WILL NOT qualify for a rebate. Customers will only be allowed to apply for a maximum of three (3) toilets per household.
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County Events & Meetings
NEW : Department Reloations
Due to the sale of the Clark Harrison Building in December, seven DeKalb County departments relocated, including Planning, Facilities Management, DeKalb Watershed Management Inspectors, Community Development, Code Enforcement, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs.
The new locations are below:
- Planning – 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., 3rd Floor, Decatur, GA 30030
- Facilities Management – 1300 Commerce Drive, 3rd Floor, Decatur, GA 30030
- DeKalb Watershed Management Inspectors – 4572 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
- Community Development – 3486 Covington Highway, Decatur, GA 30032
- Code Enforcement – 1807 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30032
- GIS – 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., 4th Floor, Decatur, GA 30030
- Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs – 1950 W. Exchange Place, 4th Floor, Tucker, GA 30084
Commissioners Extend Moratorium on Certain Special
Land Use Permits
The moratorium covers the acceptance, issuance or denial of SLUP applications for the establishment or expansion of alcohol outlets, gas stations, car repair and maintenance shops, automobile service stations, check cashing establishments, convenience stores, drive-through restaurants and pawn shops in commercial districts.