Welcome to District 1

Robert Patrick

District 1 Commissioner 

 2024 BOC Deputy Presiding Officer

Welcome to District 1!

Welcome to my official website. I am Commissioner Robert Patrick and I am truly honored to represent the constituents of District 1. My vision is to create a sustainable and thriving community by focusing on infrastructure, economic development, and collaborating with various stakeholders to increase the quality of life for our residents, improve county responsiveness, and a better business environment. I encourage you to explore this website to learn more about District 1, our work and progress, as well as finding helpful information on events, SPLOST projects, and reporting issues. Let's keep working together to make District 1 and DeKalb County the best place to live, work, and play.

Around The District

District 1 Priorities

Explore priorities that are not only important to District 1 constituents, but also, those that will create a stronger, better DeKalb County.


Reliable, efficient infrastructure that enhances connectivity is the foundation of modern communities. Explore how Commissioner Patrick’s infrastructure priorities will create a positive impact.

COVID Response

COVID-19 has impacted the way we live, work, and play. Learn how Commissioner Patrick has assisted partner organizations in helping District 1 families to overcome hardships created by this unprecedented pandemic.

Responsiveness + Relationships

Communities become stronger and better when stakeholders can engage and cooperate to solve complex problems. Find out how Commissioner Patrick’s commitment to collaboration has improved County responsiveness and stronger relationships

Economic Development

Learn how Commissioner Patrick is leveraging District 1 assets and strengths to create more opportunities for residents and to drive positive economic growth.

Constituent Services

Here to serve your needs

Our staff is here to support residents and other stakeholders to cut through bureaucracy by providing a central point-of-contact for information and accessing County services.

What Our Residents and Stakeholders Have to Say About #TeamD1

Current Events

District 1 by the Numbers

District 1 is one of the most diverse and unique districts in DeKalb County. From Buford Highway’s international commercial corridor to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK), there’s plenty to explore and full of opportunities.


Educational Attainment

Median Household Income

Affordability Index

Our residents speak over 150 languages​
1 %
of our residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher​
$ 1
# 10
District 1 is an affordable community ​

Robert Patrick

Meet Your Commissioner

Robert Patrick has a long history of public service and a passion for serving his constituents. As a professional planner, he is a visionary leader that utilizes a collaborative approach to get results.