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July 30, 2021 Newsletter

District 5 Weekly Newsletter
July 30, 2021
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” A Moment With Mereda”
A Note From Your Commissioner

District 5 Family, Friends, and Neighbors:

I hope that everyone is well and staying safe. I urge everyone to get vaccinated and ask you to encourage your friends and family to do so as well. Thank you to our neighbors in the South Hairston Community and the Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation for a great meeting regarding the updates and development along the Wesley Chapel corridor. I would also like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out to help us clean up the community last Saturday.

This week, I’d like to extend a huge congratulations to our CIO, John Matelski, and our DeKalb County IT Department, as they have been recognized as the #2 IT Department in the United States! That is very commendable, and we are so proud of the work that our IT Department continues to do in DeKalb County.

Please know that my office is available to assist with any of your concerns. You can call us at 404 – 371 – 2159, or you can submit your concern by clicking here.

Have a great weekend and remember “Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!”

Yours in service,

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!
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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.
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.
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.
DeKalb County News & Updates
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Historic Bruce Street School Preservation Moving Forward
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A Moment of Inspiration with
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson