Closing Comments from the October 11, 2022 BOC Meeting
Updated: Oct 27, 2022
Good afternoon, everyone:
Today I am pleased to announce that after more than two years of virtual meetings due to the pandemic we will be holding our next Quarterly in the Fourth Community Breakfast meeting in-person on October 22 at 9am. I am also pleased that we will be holding the meeting at the recently opened Tobie Grant Recreation Center in Scottdale. All my Board of Commissioners colleagues are welcome to attend.
We adapted due to the pandemic. And the mission continued as I maintained my accessibility for my constituents by holding regular virtual meetings. But, I have missed the energy that comes from the engagement that occurs in-person. I am looking forward to restarting this initiative that I started at the beginning of my second year in office. Additional details will be available across our regular communications platforms.
On September 28 it was great to attend an event celebrating 50 years of partnerships at Arabia Mountain, dedicated to protecting and preserving the natural and cultural wonders in DeKalb County. This is a wonderful space and if you have never had the opportunity to visit this jewel, I would suggest that you make it a point to do so sometime. I commend my friend Kelly Jordan who as a co-founder of the Arabia Alliance has been a champion of this cause and of this space. It was an honor to be invited and I look forward to returning to Arabia Mountain sometime soon.
On October 1 it was great to attend the Fall Festival and Community Health Fair hosted by the Potter’s House Community Development Center on the campus of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. At the event there were health screenings, fitness classes, clothing available, and activities for adults and children. Additionally, nearly 100 people were vaccinated and received $100 gift cards. I would like to thank Pastor Dr. Jerome E. King for hosting this wonderful event at his church and thank all of the people who helped to make this event a great success.
Later that day, I attended the 80th birthday celebration for my friend Dolan Garr at Wade Walker Park. Dolan’s wonderful wife Pamela was able to successfully pull off the surprise. And seeing the expression on Dolan’s face when he saw all of the people there for him was priceless. Also, it was an honor for me to present a birthday proclamation to Dolan on behalf of the citizens of District 4. Although, I do have to question Dolan’s football judgement for being a Dallas Cowboys fan. But, for now, I am willing to set that aside. It was a wonderful event and I was happy to be invited.
On October 3 I was happy to demonstrate my support for the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce by playing in their 17th annual Golf Classic at the Stone Mountain Golf Course. Unfortunately, I did not play that well. But it was a beautiful day and I enjoyed the company of my playing partners. I would like to thank Chamber President and CEO Frankie Atwater for the job that he is doing and for the invitation to participate.
On October 8 it was great to join my friends in the Safari Woods Community for their annual Fall Festival. Safari Woods is one of the great communities in District 4 and it is always enjoyable to fellowship with them. The food was awesome as usual and everyone made us feel so welcome. I would like to thank the entire Safari Woods Community for working so well together. And I would like to give a special shout out to my dear friend, Mrs. Rozella Pringle for her leadership and her continued love for her community.
That evening it was an honor for me to attend the official launch of the Jamaica Ex-Soldiers Association Atlanta Chapter. The organization’s goals and objectives are fixed on catering to the needs of less fortunate ex-service men and women, their friends and families. And I stand in full support of those goals. I was proud to bring greetings on behalf of DeKalb County at their inaugural banquet. I would like to thank JESAA President Garfield Rowe, and my friend and fellow church member Clive Young for the invitation to be attend.
Finally, on October 10 I was happy to demonstrate my support for MedCura Health by playing in their 5th annual golf tournament at the Sugar Creek Golf Course. Once again, my game was lacking. Once again, my playing partners were very patient. And once again, I had a great time. I would like to thank MedCura President and CEO Jeff Taylor, and Vice President of Development Larion Williams for the invitation to participate.
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.