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News from Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis


Posted: December 2nd, 2010 @ 4:40pm


Dear Neighbor:

Soon we will say goodbye to 2010 and welcome the New  Year that lies ahead. As we
approach the end of this year, I wish each of you a happy, safe and enjoyable holiday
season.

Last month, we honored the veterans in our community and I  hope each of you had
 a happy Thanksgiving. We also celebrated former DeKalb County  Solicitor-General
Robert James as he began his career as our new District  Attorney. Robert is a well-respected
member of the legal profession and an  excellent asset to the DeKalb community.

As 2011 approaches, I look forward to continuing to  serve the community I love.
 May the New Year bring joy, happiness and success to  each of you.

- CEO Burrell Ellis
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CEO Ellis Offers Insight at Mayor's Summit

Mayor's Summit [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=to7f5vdab&et=1103939651583&s=475&e=001ygC4ks4kigwVskoD1mqpxdvNLtZpac_8eayYXNqBQgdDQTrOMGiqTBN3USjp7NTzkcO8sv3m51cXEd5rg7dZcUBE23C-fSTbS1Jc8Jmp9qQe9KHP7zEDEtBUyMGufmycWdjQsE0oRgbdVszx8J0wWXp5VCqtBJ249gG2PI9CAAB4qLYEAwuOC-pSY8cfdYji]DeKalb
County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis recently attended the Mayor's Summit
of the Americas Competitive Forum at the invitation of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
 Ellis was the only county-level executive included in the global discussion of
mass transit, public private partnerships and transit-oriented mixed-use communities.

Ellis, Reed and other mayors around the globe discussed the increasing interconnectivity
of the global landscape and how to make it easier to do business, exchange ideas,
and share knowledge in a cooperative effort to improve the quality of life for the
Western Hemisphere.
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Ring in the new year by taking Marquel's Pledge

Marquel's Pledge [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=to7f5vdab&et=1103939651583&s=475&e=001ygC4ks4kigwPPKJ1ZgSwdyd14jqildrNFtW-sV9mnGIFpZT74DNIwbe2aEJ7VAeo2mu6BXLKvN2QWKlZ-Vcq0xM-lx5FahwK0jTLZc3NR5xwyQH_3XhZb6DPO7gXsXH0PDRDS5TzBk06oa_oTCC5MpLJYu2cjofR]As
residents ring in the New Year, DeKalb County reminds them to celebrate without
gunfire and make the commitment to encourage others in their communities to do the
same by taking Marquel's Pledge, a community campaign to end celebratory gunfire
 in DeKalb  County.

Marquel's Pledge was created in honor of 4-year-old Marquel Peters, who was struck
and killed while in church New Year's Day 2010 by a bullet believed to have been
 fired by a New Year's Eve reveler.

In an effort to prevent additional tragedies from occurring due to this reckless
 behavior, the county is encouraging ammunition dealers to refrain from selling
bullets on the days leading up to New Year's Eve. In addition, the county is working
with citizens, neighborhood groups, community organizations, churches, and businesses
to educate their neighbors, community and patrons about the dangers of celebratory
gunfire and to encourage citizens to refrain from this dangerous practice, which
 leads to serious injuries and fatalities.

DeKalb  County's long-term goals for Marquel's Pledge include influencing legislators
to enact stiffer penalties for those who fire weapons to celebrate and educating
 the community throughout the year in an effort to change this behavior.

To take Marquel's Pledge online, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov.
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Neighborhood Summit and Green Expo a hit

Neighborhood Summit and Green Expo [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=to7f5vdab&et=1103939651583&s=475&e=001ygC4ks4kigzEXn1CclQVZKGV_79CZAiD5RSsobEZXp_eucHZri9msHn-UIO_Q73tGW4DESH4fqBrToMFYaPEIcrsVBPN-gywjzT0-BC-dzhdK4YI0r6R8CmK1ZJ7nM4C2gqa8MJzdFrwUos8X0yF7mYthfpjzu-txOTQfpoJ4M7st_YIu2zA01IEor34IymfZh-FJOdJnrk0x5ZXGbyLnA==]The
DeKalb County Office of Neighborhood Empowerment (OneDeKalb) and the Green Commission
recently joined efforts to host the DeKalb Neighborhood Summit and Green Expo at
 Georgia Perimeter College. The event provided county residents with important empowerment
information and offered them the opportunity to learn the latest information about
environmentally-friendly products and services.

This year, more than 400 citizens, representing more than 100 community and civic
organizations, participated in the summit and expo. For the first time, the event
included an extensive offering of workshops, such as How Community Partnerships
Help Build a Healthy Community, Funding Your Neighborhood Projects, and Strategies
to Improve the Quality of Life in Neighborhoods. Also new this year was Let's Talk
DeKalb, a townhall-style session featuring DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer
 Burrell Ellis and Commissioners Kathie Gannon, Jeff Rader and Sharon Barnes-Sutton.
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DeKalb County Salutes our Veterans
Veterans Day 2 [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=to7f5vdab&et=1103939651583&s=475&e=001ygC4ks4kigzeRqIvXKIFdCTo1b_pVlLVOXk-RLBHW8o390QhedWYNCbn42oOhT7oT5SoD498D7QvhLOReu6SuBYy0WgLEd05vljg-fytCFgYUxxrLq8lzNAN0UZitga3dyCGwWQS5X39NxnYf0horzXiJ5N6TeF9AK2HqYfs6ymDgLmRseC8oE5sJD6mskgysAI--4vCMPk=]
CEO Ellis brings greetings during the Veterans Day program

In This Issue

Mayor's Summit
Marquel's Pledge
Neighborhood Summit
Veterans Day Program

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Did You Know?
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home page.
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Job Well Done!
We commend Roy Wilson, Director of Parks & Recreation, and his staff for delivering
Thanksgiving boxes to Decatur Cooperative Ministries. Your help will make the holidays
brighter for several DeKalb County families.
Thank you Roy and your staff for a job well done.
Did a DeKalb County employee or department go beyond the call of duty to make your
priorities our priority?
Please send us an email  [mailto:twashington@dekalbcountyga.gov]so that we can recognize
him or her for a job well done.
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CALENDAR
Dec. 6
First Monday Lunch
DeKalb Chamber
Atlanta Perimeter Center
Dec. 10
New Year, New You
Lou Walker Senior Center
Dec. 24
Office Closed
Dec. 31
Office Closed
Jan. 6
State of the County Address
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PHOTO GALLERY
Thanksgiving Donation
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Neighborhood Summit and Green Expo
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Veterans Day Celebration
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