National Garbage Man Day

On Friday, June 18th we celebrate National Garbage Man Day. This day is set aside to honor the men and women who work tirelessly to keep our communities clean. I had the privilege to ride along with our DeKalb County Sanitation Department and I can tell you that they have a challenging role. During my ride along, it was so nice to see our DeKalb residents greet the sanitation crews, offer water, and encourage them through smiles and fist bumps. So, when you see your sanitation crews in your neighborhood, please let them know that they are valued.

This week we celebrate Juneteenth a holiday that might be known to some as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, or Jubilee Day but today it is known as a county holiday in DeKalb County, a state holiday and now a Federal Holiday in the United States.

When we recognize holidays, it is a time for us to pause and reflect on the historical meaning of that holiday. Today, we have an opportunity for reflection, remembrance, action, and honor. I hope that you will spend time with those closest to you and engage in conversations that honor the men and women of enslaved people in this nation. I also encourage you to find an event celebrating Juneteenth near you. I will spend Saturday morning at the City of Tucker’s inaugural Juneteenth celebration. The event starts at 10am in Tucker on the corner of Main St. and Railroad Ave.

Father’s Day Food Distribution

DeKalb County Government is partnering with local faith leaders to distribute 5,000 boxes of 100 percent Georgia-grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, and chicken hindquarters on Saturday, June 18. Additionally, there will be juice boxes and single-serve cereal for children.

The distribution will be held in 7 different locations throughout the county. For a complete list of those locations, please click the following link:

Pleasantdale Park Redesign Phase II Community Meeting

Coming up next Thursday, June 23, the DeKalb County Parks and Recreation Department, Pond Engineering, and my office will hold the second meeting to discuss plans to redesign Pleasantdale Park. The public is encouraged to attend this interactive meeting to share their input on the park’s future. The meeting begins at 6pm. I hope to see you there.