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Thank you for visiting my website which I hope will be a good source for information about District 6.  Please visit it often as the News and Calendar change frequently.

 

I am always looking for ways to stay in touch.  Your neighborhood and community meetings are important to me as they give me a chance to hear directly from you about concerns and ideas.  If you do not belong to an association, I can arrange to meet with your friends and neighbors for conversation in your home.  Please get in touch with me about upcoming activities so that I can attend. You can reach me at 404-371-4909, through my website, www.kathiegannon.com or email at kgannon@dekalbcountyga.gov.
 
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2017 Annual Canned Food Drive- DONATE TODAY!
January 23rd and runs 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! View our PSA about the food drive's mission HERE


Porter Sanford Perofrming Arts Center 
There are a variety of programs and performances this year at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center. Click FLYER to see the progamming schedule. 


Cindy 

 February 18th 8 PM
Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center
Emmy Nominated Producer, Director, Choreographer, Songwriter & Playwright, Stepp Stewart & Dynamite Productions Presents Cindy: A Different Kind of Cinderella Story. For tickets and more information, click HERE.


Save the Date – Volunteer Work Day 
February 18th from 9 - 12 PM
W.D. Thomson Park
Give back to your community and lend a hand to help beautify W.D. Thomson Park. 


Education Summit
February 18th from 10 - 12 PM 
3015 S. Rainbow Drive Decatur, GA 30034
Join the DeKalb County branch of the NAACP for a panel discussion about improving education through parental and community involvement. 


Coffee With A Cop 
February 21st from 8 -10 AM
Crema Espresso Gourmet , 2458 Mount Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Come get to know some of the officers within Dunwoody's Police Department, ask questions and share community concerns over a cup of coffee. For more information, click CONTACT.


Free Lunch For Veterans Living With Hearing Loss
February 21st from 11:30 - 1:30 PM 
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B , Decatur, GA 30032
Georgia Relay and Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will host a Lunch and Learn to inform veterans and their families about resources available to manage life with hearing loss. To attend, or for more information, click CONTACT.


Board of Commissioners to Meet in Dunwoody
February 21st at 5:30 PM 
Dunwoody City Council Chambers, 41 Perimeter Center East Suite 103
In an attempt to improve communication and transparency, the Board of Commissioners decided to hold several meetings at night and outside of Decatur. The Organizational Act requires that Board of Commissioners convene their regular Commission meetings within the County seat, Decatur. However a Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled to be held in the Dunwoody City Council Chambers at 5:30 PM on February 21st.

At this meeting on the 21st there will be a 30 minute public comment period at 6:30 PM for citizens to address the Board of Commissioners. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes. The agenda for that meeting has not been established yet, but will be publishedHERE

Typically a Committee of the Whole meeting is an opportunity to hear in-depth reports from staff or outside experts, and it establishes the agenda for the next Commission meeting. 


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 Season
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, mobilemarket@dekalbcountyga.gov 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 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


DeKalb's South Precinct : Safety Tips

With the rise of home and auto burglaries, South Precinct shared the following tips to keep your homes and cars safe:

 

  • Don’t tempt a thief by leaving your doors unlocked and/or flaunting your valuables in plain view.
  • Please do not warm up your car in the driveway and leave it unattended.
  •  Assure that window treatments are in place to prevent those passing by from seeing inside your home.
  • When someone knocks at the door, acknowledge them, talk through the door, and do not automatically open the door.
  • Consider investing in ring.com which allows you to see and speak to visitors from anywhere using your smartphone
  • Remember; just because you don’t consider something valuable, does not necessarily mean that a thief won’t!
  • Be a good neighbor by serving as an extra set of eyes and ears for your community and police. Report all criminal and suspicious activity to police.

 


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.

Download the application today!




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County Events & Meetings

NEW: President's Day Sanitation Schedule

Monday, Feb. 20 – Presidents Day observed. No sanitation collection service.

Tuesday, Feb. 21 Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Feb. 20, will be serviced on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday,

Feb. 21, will be serviced on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Thursday, Feb. 23 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday,

Feb. 22, will be serviced on Thursday, Feb. 23. 

Friday, Feb. 24 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Feb. 23, will be serviced on Friday, Feb. 24.

 

NOTE : The Sanitation Division’s administrative office, Central and North Transfer Stations and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, and will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 21, during normal operating hours. 




NEW : Department Relocations


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

 

DeKalb Homestead Exemption 
The deadline for homestead applications is April 3rd for the exemption to be granted on 2017 annual property taxes. For more information, click HERE for application details and eligibility requirements.


FREE- Tax Assistance 
Residents 60 and older in addition to lower and middle income taxpayers can receive free tax assistance and preparation at the following locations in District 6 :

Clarkston Library – 12 – 4 PM (Mondays and Tuesdays)

Scott Candler Library – 10 AM – 1:30 PM (Tuesdays)

Bethseda Cathedral / Austin Drive Senior Campus – 10 AM – 1:30 PM (Tuesdays)

Decatur Recreation Center – 10 AM – 2:00 PM (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)


DeKalb Parks & Rec. Summer Employment
Looking for a summer job? Click HERE to see available seasonal positions and application details



District Attorney's Office Community Survey 
DeKalb County's District Attorney's Office wants to hear from you! Please download and fill out the following survey in order to voice your concerns regarding crime in your community. Please return by mail or email to your community prosecutor. Their addresses are listed at the bottom of the survey.