From the county CEO's office: DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces the launch of DeKalb's first Mobile Career Center. The center, which is also known as the county's "jobs bus," will be stationed at various locations throughout DeKalb County. The mobile unit will support the ONE DeKalb Works initiative by providing work readiness services and putting DeKalb County citizens back to work. Major features of the resource center include 13 computer stations; a private interview area; high-speed satellite Internet connection; printer, scanner and copy services; and a fully accessible ADA workstation with movable table and auxiliary. Businesses will be able to use the mobile unit for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing, and training. The mobile unit will also provide residents with essential services including, job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing, and interviewing tips. Below are the Mobile Career Center's scheduled locations for the month of February.
From county CEO Burrell Ellis: CEO Town Halls; State of the County; Sewer Bonds Sell Out; 2012 Executive Budget Recommendation; Gresham Park Trail Ribbon Cutting; Harley Anti-Aging Institute
For our cyclists: 2012 Georgia Rides To The Capitol Ride - March 27th! Benefit Film - Bicycle Dreams - at the Plaza Theater. Feb. 22nd. Bike MS: Registration Now Open: $10 for 10 Days!
From congressman Hank Johnson, 4th District of Georgia: Seniors; Veterans' COLA; Vets' homes; Jobs; Stocks; Gabby; Class; Transportation; RWJF; Heroes; Back on their feet; Conyers; Health fair.
From: ONE DeKalb - Office of Neighborhood Empowerment
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: ICS Open House; MANA Watch meeting; Kathie Gannon at Laurel Ridge; Class Action Suit re. Dekalb assessments.
From District 80 state rep. Mike Jacobs
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader:
From: Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield: State Budget
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, GA. 4th District
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, 4th GA District
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: International Community School; New Floodplain Maps; Ira Melton Park; MANA Website
From CEO Burrell Ellis: Once again, we are holding Town Hall Meetings all across DeKalb County so that you can ask questions and discuss your priorities with me, face-to-face. We'll be talking about your county government's budget, public safety, jobs and economic development, delivery of county services, code compliance, and municipal governments. Let's talk about our transportation options, with an eye towards our vote in the summer on the transportation sales tax referendum.
I also want to tell you about some of our path-breaking projects, including OneDeKalb Lives, an innovative program to put teachers, first responders and other citizens into homes in many of DeKalb County's most attractive neighborhoods; OneDeKalb Works, an ambitious plan that leverages public spending to provide opportunities for residents to secure gainful employment and grow small businesses; and OneDeKalb Votes, my commitment to crisscross the county to ensure everyone understands the importance of voting and registering new voters.
From Emory: Public opening this coming Saturday, January 21, 2012. Click on the links for more information. The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University will showcase the sacred art of Tibet in the special exhibition Mandala: Sacred Circle in Tibetan Buddhism from January 21 through April 15, 2012. The first public event is a lecture by Dr. Christian Luczantits, curator at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, on Monday, January 23 at 7:30pm. For more information, visit the exhibit website: http://www.carlos.emory.edu/mandala, and see also the exhibit poster: http://dalailama.emory.edu/mandala/2012_Mandala_Exhibit_Poster.pdf
Of possible interest to surrounding county residents from state rep. Mike Jacobs
For dog lovers from Janice Knight: I am writing to tell you the story of a little abandoned white pup. On Saturday November 5, 2011 Dana Jones and a very special lady friend had a beer and meal at Melton’s App & Tap just before it closed later that month. As they were leaving Melton’s they spied a small white dog tied to the building next to the Pet store that had closed for renovations. Being the softies that they are, Dana and Johanna went over to investigate. They immediately began to ask all around if anyone knew the dog or had witnessed the abandonment. Sadly, no one had seen or heard anything. So Dana looked into those sad brown eyes and said, “Well I wonder who you will go home with tonight?”, and promptly said, “Me!” And that’s how a sad little waif became Mr. Boo Radley of Harrington Drive, Decatur, GA!! “Boo” is now one happy guy with all the love and care he will ever need. The End. [see photos attached...]