Good afternoon, everyone:
Today I will begin my comments by giving a shout out to my friend Muffie Michaelson who recently celebrated a milestone birthday at a wonderful event at City Winery in Atlanta. Muffie and her wonderful husband Dr. Robin Dretler have been great supporters and good friends to me since I got on this political path. And it was joy for Diane and I to help celebrate such a delightful person and wonderful couple.
On March 29 it was great to join my friends at the Tucker Summit Community Improvement District (TSCID) for their update meeting. In addition to meeting many of the great business owners in the TSCID it was also good to see several of the City of Tucker’s government leaders to include Mayor Frank Auman, and City Council Members Anne Lerner and Virginia Rece. As usual the meeting was very informative. I would like to commend TSCID Executive Director Emory Morsberger for his excellent management of the organization and thank him for the invitation to attend.
That evening it was a great privilege to attend the American Jewish Committee’s Atlanta Unity Seder at The Temple. The Unity Seder is a one-of-a-kind dinner celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover. Passover commemorates the biblical story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, from slavery into freedom. The Seder was a great coming together of races and ethnicities from across metro Atlanta and I was very honored to be in attendance.
On March 30 is great to join my friends in Stone Mountain to celebrate the kickoff of a new year and celebrating new board members of the Downtown Development Authority. Development Authorities serve a vital function in driving business development throughout DeKalb County, and I was happy to lend my support to the folks in Stone Mountain. I would like to thank my friend, Vice Chair of the Development Authority and Stone Mountain City Council Member Chakira Johnson for the invitation to attend and say a few words.
On March 31 it was great to drop by the Women Mean Business Conference hosted by the Junior League of DeKalb County. The presentations were excellent, and it was an honor to be in the presence of such talented women. I would like to thank Jr. League President Beth Daniell and the entire membership for hosting such a great event.
On April 1 it was a privilege to join my friends in the Muslim Community for the third year of the Iftar, a Ramadan evening meal at the Masjid Al-Momineen in Clarkston. As you may know, the Holy month of Ramadan is reverently observed by keeping a daily fast from pre-dawn to sunset by American Muslims and Muslims all over the world. It was an immense pleasure to fellowship with my Muslim brothers and sisters for this wonderful occasion. I would like to thank my friend Omar Shekhey for his service to the community and for the invitation to attend.
On April 2 it was great to join the congregation at New Life Church for a service to announce a wonderful new vision for the Flat Shoals and Candler Road area. This is an exciting initiative that brings together the elements that are required to drive economic growth and revitalization. And it was a joy to witness the excitement of the membership as they embrace this drive for progress. I would like to commend my friend Pastor Marlin Harris for having the wherewithal to lead this effort, and thank him for the invitation to attend.
Finally, on April 8 it was indeed a treat to join my good friend Pine Lake Mayor Melanie Hammet and her gal pals for the Cosmic Gospel Hour at the Pine Lake Lounge. They put on an amazing performance that was a lot of fun. And I was so happy to be invited!
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As always, I will conclude my remarks by thanking the citizens of District 4 and DeKalb County for affording me this opportunity to serve. It is indeed, an honor.