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June 18, 2021 Newsletter

District 5 Weekly Newsletter
June 18, 2021
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“A Moment With Mereda”
A Personal Note from Your Commissioner
Good afternoon District 5 Family, Friends, & Neighbors:
Happy Juneteenth weekend. Today, we celebrate the first official holiday for Juneteenth in DeKalb County. We celebrated and commemorated the holiday with a beautiful celebration in Downtown Decatur. Thank you to everyone who came out; we truly had a wonderful time celebrating freedom day together! As you may know, the federal government passed a law making Juneteenth a federal holiday yesterday. While we are thankful for this tremendous progress, I want you to know, it all started with DeKalb County in 2020 when the resolution to make Juneteenth a County holiday was officially passed by the Board of Commissioners.
I want to invite all Homeowners Associations, Civic Organizations, and Community Groups to register to attend our 2021 DeKalb HOA Boot Camp. I am honored to co-host with my fellow Commissioner, Larry Johnson. The Boot Camp is virtual and will occur on Saturday, June 26th, from 10:00 am to noon. Your organization will get critical information ranging from understanding county policies and procedures to homeowner’s rights and board management. You must register to attend. To register, please click here!
I would also like to invite you to join us for our “Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!” event on Saturday, June 26th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Lou Walker Center. To register for that event, please click here. Now, more than ever, I encourage everyone eligible to get vaccinated and wear your mask if you have not yet received your vaccination. Remember, “Don’t Wait, Vaccinate!” For more information on where you can receive your COVID – 19 vaccine, please visit
If you have any upcoming virtual events and want my office to attend, please feel free to send us an invitation by clicking here. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your District 5 Commissioner! Have a great weekend!
Yours in service,
Mereda Davis Johnson
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.
DeKalb County Juneteenth Celebration Photos
DeKalb HOA Boot Camp
Spread the word! SAVE THE DATE for the DeKalb County Boot Camp on June 26, 2021, at 10:00 am. Proud to partner with my colleague Commissioner Larry Johnson on this important initiative. Be sure that your HOA or Community Association joins in on this meeting.
Amazon Is Hiring!
The Amazon team is hiring for the following sites in Georgia: Stone Mountain, Jefferson, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Buford, and Pendergrass. All sites are offering some form of Pay Increase and/or Sign-on Bonus!!
Don’t Wait, Vaccinate Event
Please join us for the “Don’t Wait, Vaccinate” event on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Lou Walker Senior Center!
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 Click 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
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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A Moment of Inspiration with
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson