Press Releases

July, 2022

Jul 27th, 2022

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond Receives Public Administrator of the Year Award

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond Receives Public Administrator of the Year Award

Recognized for leadership during pandemic and stewardship

The Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Public Administrators (ASPA) has recognized DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond as the public…

Jul 26th, 2022

Food distribution

DeKalb Government, School District and Faith Leaders to Hold Back-to-School Supplies and Food Giveaway

DeKalb County Government is partnering with the DeKalb County School District and local faith leaders to distribute 5,000 bookbags filled with school supplies along with fresh produce, chicken and…

Jul 22nd, 2022

Dekalb County

DeKalb CEO Thurmond Announces $137 million in Property Tax Relief

Total tax relief exceeds $454 million for residents with homestead exemptions

Today, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced the county’s Equalized Homestead Option Sales Tax (EHOST) credit for…

Jul 22nd, 2022

Dekalb County

Commissioner Steve Bradshaw to Host Community Breakfast Meetings

Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will host his third Quarterly in the Fourth Community Breakfast meeting for 2022 that will be held virtually for the foreseeable future.

“I remain optimistic and look…

Jul 22nd, 2022

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs to Hold Second Virtual Community Meeting for Pleasantdale Park

The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold a second virtual community meeting on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 6 p.m.

The meeting to discuss the master plan will…

Jul 22nd, 2022

Dekalb County

Section of Ridgewood Drive to be Closed July 22

Ridgewood Drive, between Burlington Road NE and North Decatur Road NE, will be closed to through-traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 22, to facilitate a large crane removal of a tree at 1880…

Jul 22nd, 2022

Dekalb County

Metro Atlanta Elected Officials Unite to Push Legislation Addressing Both the Housing Crisis and Gun Control

Unified resolutions presented and cry for unity requested across the state

 

In the wake of unprecedented gun violence and increasing challenges to home ownership due to concerning market…

Jul 22nd, 2022

DKPD

DeKalb County Police to Host Annual Citizens Police Academy

Registration is open

Applications are now being accepted for the DeKalb County Police Department’s Annual Citizens Police Academy.

This is an opportunity for DeKalb County residents to learn how…

Jul 22nd, 2022

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Ethics Board to Meet July 21, 2022

The DeKalb County Board of Ethics will conduct a board meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom at https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/88137432677

Join by phone at…

Jul 22nd, 2022

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections Board to Meet July 14

The DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections meeting for the purpose of conducting its normal monthly business will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

This meeting will be conducted…