Press Releases

May, 2020

May 19th, 2020

DeKalb County Public Works employees on the job

DeKalb County Highlights Frontline Workers during Annual Public Works Week

Since 1960, the American Public Works Association (APWA) has sponsored National Public Works Week.  Across North America, more than 30,000 APWA members in the U.S. and Canada are using the week…

May 15th, 2020

Dekalb County

7,208 Apply for DeKalb’s Virtual Career Academy

The application process for DeKalb’s Virtual Career Academy (DVCA) is closed, and 7,208 youth have applied for the 850 spots.

“We have experienced unprecedented response to our summer youth…

May 14th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb County to hold Virtual Master Plan Meeting for Rowland Road Property

The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, June 3, at 6 p.m., to discuss the master plan for a property at 1227 Rowland…

May 14th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Partners with Atlanta Rapper Killer Mike to Share COVID-19 Information

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond is partnering with Atlanta rapper Killer Mike to emphasize the importance of staying home or masking up if going out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The CDC is…

May 8th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Department of Planning and Sustainability Launches Citizen Survey

The DeKalb County Department of Planning and Sustainability has launched a new citizen survey to help inform future sustainability initiatives.

Citizens can access the 10-question survey by visiting…

May 8th, 2020

DeKalb Virtual Career Academy Learning and Earning

Registration Now Open for DeKalb’s Virtual Career Academy

Online registration for DeKalb’s Virtual Career Academy (DVCA) is now open and continues through May 14. To register, go to www.dekalbcountyga.gov/careeracademy.

To qualify for enrollment in the…

May 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

COVID-19 Inspires Transformation of DeKalb’s Summer Jobs Program into Virtual Career Academy

In response to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the DeKalb Summer Youth Employment Program has been transformed into the DeKalb Virtual Career Academy.

Registration for the program will be…

May 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb to Distribute 4,000 Additional COVID-19 Care Kits

DeKalb County will pass out 4,000 COVID-19 care kits containing two non-surgical masks and hand sanitizer to residents tomorrow, May 6, and Saturday, May 9, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. DeKalb…

May 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Public Library Board of Trustees to Meet May 11

DeKalb County Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Monday, May 11, at 4:30 p.m. This meeting will be conducted via a Zoom teleconference.

To listen in on the meeting,…

May 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Offers Free Virtual Programming for Older Americans Month

The DeKalb County Human Services Department is celebrating Older Americans Month this May with free virtual programming for the county’s seniors.

From now through May 29, seniors are invited to…