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July 2, 2021 Newsletter


District 5 Weekly Newsletter
July 2, 2021
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District 5 Weekly Recap
RootsDown Hairston Crossing Library Groundbreaking
It’s a beautiful day to get out and see our beautiful pavilions and benches installed at Dekalb County’s Public Library – Hairston Crossing Branch! 2 down 2 to go! #District5 #DekalbcountyGa#rootsdown @rootsdownga @ItsInDeKalb
Commissioner Davis Johnson featured on CNN’s Don Lemon Tonight Show
Juneteenth Interview with Martin Savidge
A Georgia town is celebrating Juneteenth for the first time in the shadow America’s largest Confederate monument
(CNN) After decades standing in the shadows of the nation’s largest Confederate monument, a predominantly Black town in Georgia is trying to break ties with its own racist history.
This weekend, Stone Mountain, Georgia, will hold its first Juneteenth celebration and honor the end of slavery.
U.S. Census Bureau Part-Time Field Representative Positions Available!
Looking for work? The U.S. Census Bureau may be a great fit for you! We are still hiring!
Be sure to tune into the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners Meeting, every Tuesday at 9 am. The meeting will be broadcast live on DCTV Channel 23 or dctvchannel23.tvClick the link below to watch or to find out more information!
GreenHive Georgia Artwork
Youth Advocation for Food Justice and Climate Policy
We are a movement of youth who want to feed people while fighting climate change. See what the buzz is all about 🐝 Email to join!
Commissioner Davis Johnson would love to join you at your next virtual event. See the flyer below for additional details.
Click Below To View Commissioner Davis Johnson On This Week’s Commissioners’ Corner!
Commissioners' Corner - District 5 Mereda Davis Johnson 6/08/21
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
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
All Georgia residents age 16 and over are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is in high demand and supply is very limited. In the coming months, when larger amounts of vaccine become available, more people will be able to get the vaccine. In time, everyone who wants the vaccine will be able to get it. We ask for your patience and understanding during this process.
COVID-19 By The Numbers
DeKalb 2050 Unified Plan
Do you have a good idea about land use, transportation, development, or quality of life in DeKalb? Let us know what you think! As valued DeKalb County residents, we value your input and ability to share knowledge about your “corner of DeKalb.” The DeKalb 2050 Unified Plan survey is a critical way for you and your neighbors to provide valuable feedback on the future of the County.
John Lewis Commemorative Task Force
The John Lewis Commemorative Task Force was formed by a Joint Declaration of DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson and Decatur City Mayor Patti Garrett on April 21, 2020. The purpose of the Task Force is to identify the best and most appropriate manner in which to commemorate the late Congressman John Lewis in DeKalb County.
To stay up to date on what is happening with the John Lewis Task Force or to donate, please visit our website.
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A Moment of Inspiration with
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson
Mereda Davis Johnson | 1300 Commerce Drive | 5th Floor |, Decatur, GA 30030