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Press Release: DeKalb BOC New Presiding Officer
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.


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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 January 04, 2017 and 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

CEO Michael Thurmond's Inaugural Events
As we welcome in CEO-elect Michael Thurmond, the public is invited to a series of events to be held in conjunction with the inauguration. The Inaugural Sponsor's Reception will be held on January 12th from 6-9pm at the Fernbank Museum. For individual ticket prices and schedule of inaugural events, visit www.newdaydekalb.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017
Our office will be closed on Monday, January 16th to honor the life and achievements of this great civil rights leader and great speaker who’s powerful words resonate with us today. Attend events in District 6 or Metro Alanta to make it a "day on" instead of a "day off".

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.

Work Source 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. 


  • Thursday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.Decatur Department of Community Supervision 547 Church St.Decatur, GA 30030 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Department of Family and Children Services178 Sams St. Decatur, GA 30033 
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Villages of Eastlake460 Eastlake Blvd.Atlanta, GA 30317 
  • 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 Tax Commissioner Blood Drive
There is an emergency need for blood, as current levels are critically low. Save a life, donate on January 13th from 8am-4pm at the Memorial Drive Facility (4380 Memorial Drive Conference Room). Walk-up or schedule an appointment at www.redcrossblood.org with sponsor code dectc

2017 Annual Canned Food Drive - Coming Soon! 
My office will be partnering with DeKalb County libraries, senior centers, and other elected officials for my Annual Canned Food Drive. This Drive will roll out January 23rd and run through February 17th. Stay tuned for more updates. 

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 

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


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed. No sanitation collection service.

Tuesday, Jan. 17 Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Jan. 16, will be serviced on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

 Wednesday, Jan. 18 Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Tuesday, Jan. 17, will be serviced on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Thursday, Jan. 19 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Wednesday, Jan. 18, will be serviced on Thursday, Jan. 19.


 Friday, Jan. 20 – Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday, Jan. 19, will be serviced on Friday, Jan. 20.


The Sanitation Division’s administrative office, Central and North Transfer Stations and Seminole Road Landfill will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17, during normal operating hours. 


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.




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