July 2, 2020 Newsletter

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July 2, 2020 Newsletter

July 2, 2020
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District 5 Family, Friends, and Neighbors:
It is my sincere hope and prayer that you and your family are doing well during this difficult time. We continue to pray for all of the families that have been impacted by COVID – 19.
During this uncharted time that we are currently experiencing, please know that the District 5 team remains accessible and ready to assist you with any concerns that you may have. You can visit us on the web at  www.commissionermeredajohnson.com  or you may call us at 404- 371 – 2159.
As always, please share this message with your friends and family. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your District 5 Commissioner!
Yours in service,
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson
View Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson’s Town Hall on Police & Community Relations
On Monday, June 22, 2020, Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson hosted a “Candid Conversation about Police and Community Relations” in DeKalb County.
The panelist who participated are:
  • CEO Michael L. Thurmond
  • Congressman Hank Johnson
  • Georgia NAACP President, Rev. James Woodall
  • District Attorney Sherry Boston
  • Sheriff Melody Maddox
  • Director of Public Safety, Jack Lumpkin
  • Police Chief Mirtha Ramos
  • Attorney Mawuli Davis
District 5 Town Hall Meeting hosted by Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson
Update on the Construction of
the New East DeKalb Senior Center
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson is proud to announce the next steps in the construction of the East DeKalb Senior Center (Bruce Street).
A contractor has been selected and the planning of a “virtual groundbreaking” is now taking place.
Construction is expected to being soon. More details will be shared in the coming weeks.
DeKalb County COVID-19 Cases
COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE
IN DEKALB COUNTY
The DeKalb County Board of Health is opening up COVID-19 testing services to a wider range of residents. If you are a DeKalb County resident and you feel you may have been exposed to COVID-19 call: 404.294.3700, OPTION 1
DEKALB COUNTY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
CEO THURMOND APPOINTS PERMANENT CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER
DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond has appointed Cathryn G. Horner the permanent chief procurement officer and head of the county’s Purchasing and Contracting Department. Horner had been serving as interim chief procurement officer since November 2019. READ MORE
DCTV EARNS SEVERAL PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
DeKalb County Television (DCTV), Channel 23, the county’s government access station, announces receiving several prestigious awards for programming and production excellence.
Under the direction of Diamond Miller Lewis, DCTV received two Silver awards in the information and news categories and one Bronze award in the government relations category in the 41st Telly Awards. READ MORE
DEKALB ANNOUNCES INDEPENDENCE DAY RESIDENTIAL SANITATION COLLECTION SCHEDULE
No change in collection service
In observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3 , the DeKalb County Sanitation Division’s administrative and residential field collection operations will be closed. READ MORE
DEKALB SOUNDS THE ALARM ABOUT RISING COVID-19 INFECTIONS
Large holiday crowds at Stone Mountain Park concern officials
DeKalb County will activate the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) warning system to alert residents and visitors to the “imminent threat” posed by the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in the county and state. READ MORE
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS
It’s quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. READ MORE
DEKALB DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT RELEASED
County surpasses federal and state standards
DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) has released the 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report, also referred to as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). DWM continues to surpass all federal and state drinking water quality standards, providing DeKalb County customers with high-quality drinking water.  READ MORE
COVID-19 HELP RESOURCES
COMMUNITY EVENTS
A Moment of Inspiration w/ Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson
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