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Closing Comments from the 2.8.22 BOC Meeting

Good Afternoon Everyone:

Today I will begin my comments by extending my sincere condolences to the family and friends of my good friend and Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks, whose mother Ms. Grace Harris passed away recently. She is most certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

On February 4 it was an honor to be on hand as DeKalb County welcomed our U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock to the Maloof Auditorium for a Town Hall Meeting. It was a great event and we are very appreciative of how Sen. Warnock represents our interest in Washington DC and makes us all proud. Please come back to DeKalb County anytime.

Commissioner Steve Bradshaw and Senator Raphael Warnock

On February 15 in partnership with State Senator Kim Jackson we will be hosting a joint virtual town hall meeting. More information will be available across our communications platforms. Click here to register.

Also, in honor of Black History Month I would like to acknowledge US Army Lt. General (retired) Nadja West. West, a physician was the first African American Army Surgeon General, and was the first African American female active duty major general and the first African American female major general in Army Medicine. She was also the first Army African American female Lt. General. And she is the highest ranking female graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

US Army Lt. General Nadja West

Additionally, I had the great honor of serving with Nadja during Operation Desert Shield and Storm. At the time we were both Captains and her medical unit was assigned to our armor battalion task force. I still remember some of our intense discussions from way back then. And even then I knew that’s she was destined for great things. Clearly, Lt. General West’s record of accomplishment serves as a shining example for both men and women. And I am very proud to acknowledge her today.

Captains West and Bradshaw

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1990

If you need any information or assistance, you may call my office at 404-371-4749 or visit my website at Finally, l will close today by once again, thanking the citizens of District 4 and DeKalb County for affording me this opportunity to serve. It is indeed, an honor.

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