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Closing Comments from the March 12, 2024 BOC Meeting

Updated: Apr 9

Good Afternoon, Everyone:


On March 2 it was a great honor to attend the 2024 DeKalb Fire & Rescue Awards Night celebration at the Stone Ridge Event Center to recognize some of the heroic work displayed by the recipients over the past year. It was a wonderful event and I was very proud to be in attendance. As I have said on any number of occasions, while the rest of us run away from danger, these brave men and women run toward danger and keep us all safe. For this we are very appreciative. I want to thank Fire Chief Darnell Fullum, Public Safety Director Jack Lumpkin, and all the fine people in the DeKalb County Fire & Rescue Department for their outstanding service to the citizens of DeKalb County.

Commissioner Steve Bradshaw with DeKalb Fire Chief, Darnell Fullum at the Fire & Rescue Awards Event
Commissioner Steve Bradshaw with DeKalb Fire Chief, Darnell Fullum
DeKalb Director of Public Safety, Jack Lumpkin and Commissioner Bradshaw at the Fire & Rescue Awards Event
DeKalb Director of Public Safety, Jack Lumpkin and Commissioner Bradshaw

On March 9 it was great fun to attend the Easter Egg Dive at the East Central DeKalb Community & Senior Center. The pool at the facility was filled with colorful eggs and participants in different groups between the ages of 5 and 15 were tasked with jumping in the water and retrieving as many eggs as possible. After getting some excellent instruction from the lifeguards, the kids went to work. Seeing the joy on their faces as they splashed around in the water made my week.

(Left) Hanging out with my new friend, the Easter Bunny; (Right) Kids enjoying the Egg Dive in the ECD Pool
(Left) Hanging out with my new friend, the Easter Bunny; (Right) Kids enjoying the Egg Dive in the ECD Pool

Getting this center built with the swimming pool included is one of the highlights of my time in office. Seeing all of the smiles that day made the fight that I waged to get this accomplished totally worth it.


I would like to commend and thank our Recreation Parks & Cultural Affairs Department led by Director Chuck Ellis, and our Human Services Department led by Director Damon Scott for their outstanding administration of that amazing facility.


If you have any questions or concerns, please call my office at 404-371-4749, or visit my website at commissionerbradshaw.com. Follow me on all the major social media platforms for updates between the meetings, too.


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.


 

Women's History Month

DeKalb County 2024 Trailblazers


(Top photo, L to R) Commissioners Steve Bradshaw, Commissioner Ted Terry, Commissioner Michelle Long Spears, Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, Commissioner Robert Patrick, Award Recipients Jonnetta Patton, Shannon Longino, Ann Hanlon, and Anne Lerner; (Bottom photo, L to R) Anne Lerner, Commissioner Bradshaw and Ann Hanlon
(Top photo, L to R) Commissioners Steve Bradshaw, Commissioner Ted Terry, Commissioner Michelle Long Spears, Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, Commissioner Robert Patrick, Award Recipients Jonnetta Patton, Shannon Longino, Ann Hanlon, and Anne Lerner; (Bottom photo, L to R) Anne Lerner, Commissioner Bradshaw and Ann Hanlon

The Women's History Month Trailblazer Award was established by District 1 Commissioner Robert Patrick to highlight the accomplishments of exceptional women here in DeKalb and celebrate those who go above and beyond to serve their community.


2024 AWARD WINNERS

Shannon H. Longino

Jonnetta Patton

Anne Lerner

Ann Hanlon




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