June 7, 2019 Newsletter

//June 7, 2019 Newsletter

June 7, 2019 Newsletter

June 7, 2019
FROM THE DESK OF
COMMISSIONER MEREDA DAVIS JOHNSON
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
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We’re on the Move
Commissioner Davis Johnson had the opportunity to take a tour the DeKalb County jail this week to get a first hand look at the operations throughout the facility
Commissioner Davis Johnson congratulates DeKalb County resident, Sydney Wilson, the youngest student to ever be admitted into Spelman College
Commissioner Davis Johnson joins the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area for the Lyon farm Restoration Celebration
Commissioner Davis Johnson and Congressman Hank Johnson with the descendants of the Lyon family
Senior Prom 2019
Commissioner Davis Johnson’s DeKalb County Senior Prom 2019
Commissioner Davis Johnson and Commissioner Larry Johnson dancing with friends at the 2019 Senior Prom
Congratulations to the Senior Prom Queen Annie Lowe and King James Scott
This is a night to remember! Everyone was up, dancing and having a good time at the DeKalb County Senior Prom
District 5 Community Clean Up
District 5 Community Clean-Up has been
POSTPONED
If your HOA, business, faith-based community or organization is interested in partnering with Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson for a community clean up please contact our office via phone at
404-371-2412 or via email at: dlpinkett@dekalbcountyga.gov
REGISTER TO VOTE!
14 – YEAR – OLD District 5 Resident
Gets Into Spelman College
Sydney Wilson
Photo Credit: WSB – TV
Congratulations to District 5 Resident, Sydney Wilson on her historical achievement!
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson is proud to recognize the achievement of Sydney Wilson who has made history as the youngest EVER to be admitted to Spelman College. “It is remarkable to see that history is being made right here in DeKalb. We celebrate Sydney and look forward to her continued success”, said Johnson.
DeKalb County News
Free Bulky Item Collection for DeKalb Residents
Schedule based on residents’ sanitation service day
DECATUR, Ga. – As part of the Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2019 campaign, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division offers free residential bulky item curbside collection every Friday and Saturday in June, from Friday, June 7, throughSaturday, June 29. Residents have an opportunity to place bulky items, including furniture and appliances, curbside for collection by Sanitation Division field collection teams. Collection schedules are based on residents’ designated sanitation collection service day.
DeKalb County’s
Operation Spring Clean Sweep begins June 7
DeKalb County Sanitation Division’s Operation Spring Clean Sweep 2019 begins Friday, June 7, according to a press release. The initiative includes free residential curbside collection, paper shredding, litter collection and roadside enhancement activities.
DeKalb Library Offers
Fine-Free Summer
Kids, teens not charged overdue fines from June 1 to Aug. 31
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) will waive any overdue fines for materials in the children’s and teen’s collections during Fine-Free Summer.
The initiative will run from June 1 to Aug. 31 and is designed to encourage reading and remove any barriers so kids and teens will read more during the summer months.
DeKalb SPLOST Program Paves 35 Miles, 107 Roads
First 100 miles to be
complete by September
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County contractors have finished resurfacing 35 miles of roads in DeKalb through funding provided by the county’s special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). More than 100 roads and streets have been paved, including Norman Road, Rockbridge Road, McLendon Road and Mountain Oaks Parkway.
District 5 Events
Marbut Road Closure
Temporary closure to replace gravity storm sewer line
DECATUR, Ga. – Marbut Road, between Lithonia Industrial Boulevard and Phillips Road, will be closed to through-traffic beginning at9 a.m., Tuesday, May 28, through 9 p.m., Friday, June 7, to replace a gravity storm sewer line.
Summer Transition Center
The DeKalb School District is hostingtheir third Summer Transition Centers across the district in June. If you know of any DeKalb seniors or recent graduate who still need help with their college process, didn’t make any plans, their plans changed, or just have questions, please tell them to come toany of the locations listed on the attached flyer. This is not just for students who have college aspirations,all options will be discussed. Also, due to capacity, this event is limited to 2019 graduates or other recent graduates at this time.
Creative Expressions Crocheting Group
This group is for adults who have an interest in crocheting.
Whether you’re beginning or have been crocheting for years, this is the group for you. All experience levels are welcome. Please bring your own supplies. Every second Saturday, except holidays.
Saturday, June 8th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hairston Crossing Library
4911 Redan Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30088
The Art of Najee Dorsey – Exhibit
Experience Najee Dorsey’s digital media collages of the old South alongside new works that merge the theme of environmental injustice with visions of a futuristic Black South.
Saturday, June 8th
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
Zumba!
Dance your way to fitness and health with Zsa Zsa and energizing music from around the world! Open to first 15 participants. Support provided by DeKalb Library Foundation.
Saturday, June 8th
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
Experiments in Design
Challenge your creative thinking skills with four brief hands-on design challenges. Open to first ten participants. No registration required.
Saturday, June 8th
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Redan-Trotti Library
1569 Wellborn Rd. Lithonia, GA, 30058
Computer Coding Club
Begin to develop the computer programming skills needed to create games or apps! Focused, hands-on learning and collaboration on a variety of computer languages. Limited to first 12 participants.
Saturday, June 8th
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Stonecrest Library
3123 Klondike Rd. Lithonia, Georgia 30038
DeKalb County Events
DeKalb Free Paper Shredding Event on June 15
DECATUR, Ga. – As part of the Operation Clean Sweep 2019 initiative, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from
8 a.m. – noon, at the DeKalb County Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.
APPLY TO SERVE TODAY!
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN DISTRICT 5!
District 5 Park Bond Citizen Advisory Committee – Click here to view more information
If you are interested in applying for any of the Boards or Commission volunteer positions, please email your resume to dmccoy@dekalbcountyga.gov
We look forward to hearing from you !
Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson | DeKalb County Board of Commissioners
2019-06-24T16:23:31+00:00June 7th, 2019|Newsletters|

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