April 12, 2019 Newsletter

//April 12, 2019 Newsletter

April 12, 2019 Newsletter

April 12, 2019
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FROM THE DESK OF
COMMISSIONER MEREDA DAVIS JOHNSON
Greetings Family, Friends & Neighbors,
I would like to inform you of several updates concerning events and opportunities happening in District 5 and other important information that I believe you will find helpful.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information provided in this update, please feel free to contact my office at 404-271-2159.
As always, please share this information with your friends, family and neighbors.
Yours in service,
Mereda Davis Johnson
Commissioner, District 5
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2019 Community Clean Up
If your HOA, business, faith-based community or organization is interested in partnering with Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson for a community clean up please contact our office via phone at 404-371-2412 or via email at: dlpinkett@dekalbcountyga.gov . You may also register by clicking the link below!
2019 DeKalb Works Summer Internship Program
Youth Ages 14 – 24 are encouraged to apply!
DeKalb County CEO Michael L. Thurmond and the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners have partnered with WorkSource DeKalb to launch the 2019 DeKalb Works Summer Youth Employment Program. This program is open to DeKalb County residents, ages 14 to 24, qualify for this opportunity.
DeKalb County News
Lithonia Industrial Boulevard Extension Scheduled To Open
The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning to open the newly constructed Lithonia Industrial Boulevard Extension onWednesday, April 17th.
DeKalb CEO Strengthens Purchasing and Contract Oversight
Contract compliance officers will prevent waste, fraud and abuse
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County has taken another step to improve transparency in the county’s procurement process by hiring two contract compliance officers [see more].
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond to Deliver Two State of the County Addresses
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond will give his outlook for 2019 during two State of the County addresses in April.
Business leaders and other community partners are invited to a State of the County address to be delivered during a ticketed luncheon on Thursday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346.
CEO Thurmond also will deliver a State of the County Address during a community breakfast on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m., at
Greenforest Community Baptist Church, 3188 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, GA 30034.
This event is free and open to the public.
DeKalb County
Mobile Career Center
April Schedule
DECATUR, Ga. – WorkSource DeKalb announces its Mobile Career Center schedule for April. The center will be stationed at locations throughout DeKalb County to help put DeKalb County citizens back to work.
New DeKalb exhibit showcases one of Georgia’s oldest African-American communities
A new exhibit showcasing the history of Flat Rock, one of the oldest African-American communities in Georgia and a part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, is now open at the DeKalb History Center. Developed in partnership with the Flat Rock Archives, this exhibit displays artifacts gathered and preserved by the Archives from the 150+ years of the community’s existence.
The exhibit at the DeKalb History Center will continue until February of 2021. Admission is free. History Center hours of operation are Mon-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
District 5 Events
DeKalb Park Rx Day
Celebrate national Park Rx Day
by being physically active in the park. Doctor’s orders!
Sunday, April 28th
8:00 AM
DeKalb County Events
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DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs to Host Egg Extravaganza
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host its 2nd Annual Egg Extravaganza onApril 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. at
Exchange Park
2771 Columbia Drive
Decatur, GA 30034.
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Retired Chef Beverly William shares her journey of beating sugar cravings, losing 145 pounds, lowering A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in one year of eating healthy foods.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Scott Candler Library
1917 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Senior Hip Hop Line Dancing
Line dancing is a great way to exercise and have fun. Bring your water bottle and get ready to line dance your way to healthy lifestyle. No registration required.
Thursday April 18, 2019
10:30 AM -11:30 AM
Scott Candler Library
1917 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032
DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs to Host Garden Workshop Program
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host a garden workshop program on
April 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, at
Mason Mill Recreation Center
1340 McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA, 30033.
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To access online registration, visit www.kitesoverdekalb.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, Parks public education specialist, at 404-371-3643 or lsdavis@dekalbcountyga.gov.
Kites Festival set at
Wade Walker Park
DeKalb County will host the first “Kites Over DeKalb Festival” on April 14th, 2019.
Wade Walker Park
5585 Rockbridge Rd SW,
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
12 p.m.-4 p.m.
The free family event is open for all ages and will feature music, bounce houses, kite-flying demonstrations, contests, and food vendors. Participants may bring their own kites or create one at the free kite-making station while supplies last.
APPLY TO SERVE TODAY!
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN DISTRICT 5!
District 5 Park Bond Citizen Advisory Committee – Click here to view more information
If you are interested in applying for any of the Boards or Commission volunteer positions, please email your resume to dmccoy@dekalbcountyga.gov
We look forward to hearing from you !
2019-04-17T17:17:00+00:00April 12th, 2019|Newsletters|

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