December 7, 2018 Newsletter

//December 7, 2018 Newsletter

December 7, 2018 Newsletter

December 7, 2018

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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
Toy Drive Drop – Off Locations
Lou Walker Senior Center
2538 Panola Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058
Watershed Management
774 Jordan Lane #200, Decatur, GA 30033
Lithonia Bruce Street
2484 Bruce Street, Lithonia, GA, 30058
Code Enforcement
1807 Candler Rd, Decatur, GA 30032
DeKalb County Commissioners Board
1300 Commerce Dr, Decatur, GA 30030
Tax Commissioner Office
4380 Memorial Drive #100 Decatur, GA 30032
DeKalb Projects
$103 Million Rainy Day Fund
County’s fiscal health continues to improve
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond announced today that the county’s projected FY2018 fund balance has reached $103 million. The increase is nearly two months of reserves to finance county operations.
Thank you to all who attended and participated in the SAC meeting November 8. Your input is valued and considered in reporting and next steps of this study. There is still time to voice your opinion and perspective as it relates to the development of DeKalb County Transit.
As stakeholders, you were chosen because of your ability to represent a larger group of individuals within the community so we encourage you to write from the perspective of the organization/group/community in which you represent.
Please see the attached sheet. Responses can be completed on the form or typed and returned to:
WorkSource DeKalb Youth Program Provides Job Readiness Training
DECATUR, Ga.– Fifteen participants recently graduated from WorkSource DeKalb Youth Program’s inaugural job readiness and life skills training class on Nov. 2. The three-week program provided formal curriculum-based job readiness and life skills training to eligible Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act funded program participants, who were taught how to obtain and maintain long-term employment.
DeKalb Offers Free Bulky Item Curbside Collection
DECATUR, Ga.– The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will offer free residential bulky item curbside collection every Friday and Saturday from November 30, 2018, through December 22, 2018, as part of the Operation Holiday Clean Sweep 2018 campaign.
DeKalb Provides $2 Million Loan to Support Senior Housing
Partnership funds affordable housing project near MARTA station
DECATUR, Ga.– DeKalb County provided $2.2 million in funding to support the development of Columbia Senior Residences at Decatur East, an affordable senior housing complex located near the Avondale MARTA station.
Lucious Sanders Recreation Center to Host Coat Drive
Deadline Extended
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs is accepting new or gently used coats for its first coat drive now untilFriday, Dec. 21.
Citizens are encouraged to drop off coat donations at one of our recreational facilities during normal operating hours.
Holiday Hang Outs
Come hang out at the library! Throughout the week there will be different crafts kits, games, puzzles and other fun activities available for checkout.
Wednesday, December 12
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Salem-Panola Library
5137 Salem Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038
Hospital Authority
Internship Opportunity
The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority is interested in reducing disparities and improving community health outcomes through systematic changes.
We are looking for young leaders to join us.
Applications are now being accepted for our upcoming cohort of Interns and Fellows.
Deadline for the Spring 2019 Academic year is:
December 14, 2018
Students must reside or attend college in DeKalb or Fulton County.
Is Your Community/Business Next?
Nominate your community or a community organization for the
District 5 Community Spotlight
Please email a brief statement detailing the reason for your nomination and about the work the organization does in District 5.
Please send the statement to
We look forward to hearing from you !
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson | DeKalb County Board of Commissioners
2019-03-05T18:47:59+00:00December 7th, 2018|Newsletters|

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