DeKalb Fire Chief Named Georgia Chief of the Year

DeKalb County Fire Chief Darnell Fullum has been named 2023 Fire Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, the group of the state’s chiefs with the goal of improving fire service Georgia residents. “I share this honor with the brave and dedicated men and women of DeKalb County Fire Rescue who […]

Demolition ceremony makes way for new fire station in Tucker

Tucker, GA — City of Tucker and DeKalb County officials gathered on July 28 to kick off demolition of a former Department of Public Health building at 4329 Cowan Road to make way for a new Fire Station No. 5. The new facility will cost $8.2 million and will be the second of five new […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Celebrates National Garbage Man Day as a Sanitation Worker

On June 17th, municipalities around the country celebrated Global Garbage Man Day, to show appreciation to the men and women who keep our streets and neighborhoods clean. As the sanitation industry continues to grapple with labor shortages, DeKalb County is no different. District 1’s North Lot has been experiencing high labor shortages that have caused […]

Board of Commissioners Approve Water and Sewer Rate Increase

water faucet

Come Aug. 1, DeKalb County residents’ water and sewer bills will be a little higher. The county commission voted Tuesday to approve the 6% rate hike, which officials say is necessary to help cover the cost of more than $2 billion in improvements to DeKalb’s historically neglected water and sewer infrastructure. The increase — which […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Meets with PDK Director to Discuss Airport Expansion Plan

As the second largest airport in the state of Georgia, Commissioner Patrick recognizes the economic influence the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) has within District 1, the region, and the state. As several resident groups have voiced their concerns about the proposed expansion plans, Commissioner Patrick met with airport Director Mario Evans on several occasions to get […]

Commissioner Patrick Visits Snapfinger AWTF Water Plant Expansion

Water Plant Tour

Last year, my team and I had the opportunity to tour several of DeKalb County’s water plants. During these tours, not only did we learn how the water systems operate in DeKalb County, but also learned of the various planned upgrades and improvements to increase capacity.