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My public service priorities are in the areas of land use and planning, the  environment and conservation, protection of established neighborhoods , fiscal responsibility  and accountability, and issues that impact our youth and senior citizens. I was elected by the citizens of Super District 6  to the DeKalb County Board of  Commissioners in 2004.

Over the years I  have served the Board of Commission as Deputy Presiding  Officer, Chair of Budget  & Finance,  Planning, Transportation, and rotated on all committees.  I am currently serving as the Presiding Officer of the Board of Commission.

In addition to my  work for you, I advocate for DeKalb County at a state and national level through my positions as a Board of Managers with the Association of County Commissions of Georgia (ACCG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) Steering Committee for Environment , Energy, and Land Use, and the Resilient Counties Board initiatives.

  • Established the County recycling program
  • Created the Green Commission
  • Convened the Revenue Enhancement  Commission
  • Assisted in North, South and Central Senior Centers and District 6 park redevelopments
  • Sponsors Neighborhood Watch programs
  • Facilitate Community Planning
  • Improved stream buffer protection
  • Developed Community Garden Program
  • Facilitated Friends of Parks programs
  • Sponsors improvements to the South River PATH
  • Initiated Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb
  • Created Independent Internal Auditor System
  • Assisted with the establishment of the Conley area CID
  • Removed BOC and CEO from Ethics Board appointment process
  • Facilitated small area zoning overlays for Bouldercrest, Cedar Grove, Emory Village, Moreland, and Scottdale
  • Helped to fund improvements to Brookside Park, Constitution Lake, Dearborn Park, Entrenchment Creek, Fork Creek and Kittridge Park
  • Completed Sidewalks in District 6
  • Sponsors Improvements to the South River PATH  Trail and now working to connect with the Beltline
  • Assisted in North, South and Central Senior Centers and District 6 Park Redevelopments
  • Sponsor of the new Tobie Grant Recreation Center

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