District 1 Receives $1.8 Million in Federal Appropriations

When I became Presiding Officer in 2022, I made it a priority for DeKalb County BOC to pursue federal appropriations (formally known as “earmarks”) after a 10-year ban on the practice. In 2022, we submitted a package of projects totaling $15 million. After months of advocating in DC and pitching our projects, in 2023, it […]

Congresswoman Lucy McBath Visits District 1 to Tour Pleasantdale Road

For many years, residents living and shopping along the busy Pleasantdale Road corridor have voiced their concerns over the lack of safety, visibility, and the potentially dangerous situations the current road creates for pedestrians, drivers, and other users. During a recent Pleasantdale Park community meeting held by Commissioner Robert Patrick, some residents expressed difficulties in […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Pitches Congressional Appropriations Projects

DC Capitol

Infrastructure has not only been a major priority for Commissioner Patrick, but it is also a White House priority. As this year’s BOC Presiding Officer, he took the opportunity to meet with Georgia US Senators and federal agencies in D.C. during the NACo Legislative Conference to pitch DeKalb County projects for potential infrastructure and other […]

Once in a Generation Opportunity

Commissioner Patrick

Almost 80 years ago, DeKalb County, Georgia proposed a million-dollar bond to build a new water plant in modern day Dunwoody. That investment was considered risky back in the day, but quickly increased in value to six million dollars and was credited with bringing over $75 million in industrial development to north DeKalb; a phenomenal […]