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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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District 6 Updates and Events

Thank You For Your Donations!

Thank you for the amazing amount of donations to this year's Annual Food Drive. Because of your generosity, we've made so much progress to "Out Fox" hunger in DeKalb. 



Tax Season Safety Tips
As you prepare to file your taxes, it's important to be vigilant regarding tax scams. Click HERE to learn about ways to stay protected. 

 

Stop Teen Dating Violence PSA Contest 
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and DeKalb County high school seniors and juniors  are invited to put together a 1-minute video promoting healthy teen dating practices that prevent dating violence and highlight positive characteristics such as honesty, compromise, good communication, individuality, understanding and problem solving.

The student producing the winning PSA will receive a Prom Prize Package including dinner for two, limo service for the evening, and a prom dress and tuxedo for the winner and her or his date.The winning video will be broadcast by CW Atlanta and will be distributed to schools throughout DeKalb County to play at each prom.

Entries will be accepted through March 4, click
 HERE to submit an entry . For questions, click CONTACT 


Scholarship Opportunity!!!
The Clerk of Superior Court Debra DeBerry, Sheriff Jeff Mann, and Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson – are sponsoring a scholarship contest for Georgia high school seniors and current college undergraduates.

Each year, the Constitutional Officer’s Association of Georgia (COAG) offers Georgia students sch. This year, the Association will offer three scholarships one each in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $500. 

For application details and requirements, click HERE


Ask Granny 
Tuesday, February 28th from 11 AM - 12:30 PM 
Toco- Hill Avis G. William Library  

This genealogy project serves as guide to help seniors capture family memories of names, dates and places. Space is limited. For more information, or to register, contact the Toco-Hill Avis G. William Library. 


Spring/ Summer Vegetable Gardening 
Tuesday, February 28th from 7 - 8 PM 
Decatur Library 

Join Stephanie Van Parys for a learning session about vegetable varieties best to plant in spring and summer. For more information or to register, contact the Decatur Library. 



Coffee With A Cop
Wednesday, March 1st from 8:30 AM  -10:30 AM
Oak Grove Market , 
2757 LaVista Rd. 30033
Come get to know some of the officers within DeKalb's North Central Precinct, ask questions and share community concerns over a cup of coffee. 



Career & Community Resources Fair 
Friday, March 3rd from 10 AM - 2PM 
495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston GA 30021

Join Congressman Hank Johnson for the Second Annual Career & Community Resources Fair featuring break-out sessions and a panel discussion. 


Neon 5k Fun Run 
Saturday, March 11th at 3:30 PM 
Mason Mill Park 

DeKalb County Parks & Recreation will host a neon 5k run at Mason Mill Park. For more information about registration processes and fees, click HEREThe deadline to register is March 4th. 



Pets of the Week
Lifeline is offering an adoption special of $14 for all dogs over 25 lbs. and all cats. Meet Daytona, Rhapsody, and other furry friends from DeKalb Animal Services.  




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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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


NEW: Mobile Hotspot Checkout
 
Select DeKalb Public Libraries are offering a new service – mobile hotspot device checkout! Click HERE for more information and locations featuring mobile hotspot check out. 


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.