Closing Comments from the August 23, 2022 BOC Meeting
Good afternoon, everyone:
On August 11 it was an honor to join my friends in the Carlisle Commonwealth Community for their community meeting. This was a tag team operation with my esteemed colleague Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson. Carlisle is one of the great communities in District 4. That evening we engaged in a robust dialogue with the residents on several important issues. I would like to thank HOA President Karen Williams and meeting organizer Bettye Davis for pulling this meeting together and for the invitation to participate.
On August 13 it was great to celebrate Scottdale Community Day with my friends in that wonderful community. I look forward to celebrating the grand opening of the new Tobie Grant Recreational Facility with the neighbors in that community on September 2. I would like to thank event organizers Michelle “Lovely” Flowers and Rev. Alfreida Capers for their commitment to this community and for the invitation to attend.
Later that day it was a pleasure to join my friends in the Rockborough Community for their annual Back-To-School celebration. My office supplied a significant number of backpacks to this effort and we were happy to do so. I would like to thank my friend Stone Mountain City Council Member Shawnette Bryant for organizing this event and for the invitation to participate.
On August 16 it was an honor to welcome U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff to District 4 to announce his recently passed legislation to fund training for first responders, crisis intervention teams, mental health courts and other programs that help law enforcement assist individuals experiencing mental illness. This is a great step forward. And I will always be supportive of anything that helps to make the jobs of our law enforcement personnel a little easier. By extension this makes all of us a little safer. I thank Senator Ossoff for making this important announcement in District 4.
On August 18 it was a great pleasure to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wade Walker YMCA. This facility is a jewel in District 4 and provides a wonderful array of services to the residents in that area. Over the past two years my office has allocated $100,000 in CARES Act and American Rescue Act funds to this wonderful facility and I have been happy to do so. I would like to thank Facility Director Lorna Loh and Board of Directors Chair Jacqui Steele for the wonderful job that they are doing. 10 years is a great milestone. And I look forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary in due time.
Finally, on August 20 it was a great privilege to join my good friend and political mentor former DeKalb County Sheriff and future United States Marshall for the Northern District of Georgia, Thomas Brown as he celebrated his 70th birthday. I was deeply honored to say a few words of praise for Tom at the celebration. All the accolades that he received that evening were well deserved.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may call my office at 404-371-4749 or visit my website at commissionerbradshaw.com. 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.