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Dekalb County

New committee assignments also announced

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners kicked off the first meeting of the 2023 year by voting on the positions of the presiding officer and deputy presiding officer. For the 2nd consecutive year, both Commissioner Robert Patrick and Commissioner Mereda Davis-Johnson were elected to serve as the presiding officer and deputy presiding officer, respectively, for 2023.

Also, on Friday, January 13th, Presiding Officer Robert Patrick named committee chairs and members. Committee assignments were prioritized based on seniority of elected service with the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and individual commissioners’ preferences.

The committees are announced as follows:

·         County Operations (OPS) Committee

  • Mereda Davis-Johnson, chair
  • Larry Johnson, member
  • Michelle Long Spears, member

·         Public Works & Infrastructure (PWI) Committee

  • Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, chair
  • Ted Terry, member          
  • Robert Patrick, member

·         Employee Relations & Public Safety (ERPS) Committee

  • Ted Terry, chair   
  • Robert Patrick, member
  • Steve Bradshaw, member

·         Finance, Audit, & Budget (FAB) Committee

  • Steve Bradshaw, chair    
  • Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, member
  • Mereda Davis-Johnson, member

·         Planning and Economic Development & Community Service (PECS) Committee

  • Larry Johnson, chair
  • Robert Patrick, member
  • Michelle Long Spears, member