Commissioner Robert Patrick, District 1
During the 2018 Election cycle, there was an overwhelming citizen response to election issues. In response, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners formed a working group comprised of Commissioners, citizens and Board of Registration and Elections Board members to discuss potential remedies to the issues faced by the citizens of the County.
The DeKalb Stakeholders Working Group on Elections met several times in 2019 to determine the best way to address the issues raised by the citizenry.
Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is originally from Greenville, Alabama and an eighteen-year DeKalb County, GA resident. Lorraine attended Troy University where she received a B.S. Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice; a M.S. in The Administration of Criminal Justice; and, received the M.P.A.
DeKalb County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (S.P.L.O.S.T.)
The Ad Hoc Committee on a Purchasing and Contracting Code will hold its meetings at 3:30 pm in the 5th floor Multi-purpose room on an Ad-Hoc basis. The Committee is comprised of Commissioners Bradshaw and Rader, and the attendance and participation of the Commission and the Administration is invited.
The committee has been organized as a collaboration between the Office of Independent Internal Auditor and the Board of Commissioners to achieve parallel objectives:
How do I obtain Minutes from a Board Meeting?
During the regular Board meetings, held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, the public is allowed to speak during both the Public Hearing and Comments from the Public sections. Each section has its own published guidelines on public testimony.
1. What is the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners' function?
The Board of Commissioners is the legislative branch of DeKalb County. The Board levies taxes, makes appropriations, enacts ordinances and resolutions, approves the budget, and considers zoning ordinances.
2. How many members make up the Board of Commissioners?
There are seven commissioners, one for each district. The first five districts are individual districts while the sixth and seventh districts are the two super districts.
Commissioner District 5 - Mereda Davis Johnson
Since we’ve started:
Commissioner Johnson has been busy since taking the oath of office on July 20, 2015. Below are a list of current events in District 5: