Latin American Association’s 42 years of ‘tireless work’ for Hispanic community

Stepping into the Latin American Association’s spacious two-story atrium, visitors are greeted by an array of colorful artwork and posters glowing in the sunlight streaming through the large glass-enclosed entryway. During a recent tour of the headquarters, LAA CEO Santigo Marquez detailed the multi-faceted approach the LAA takes to meet the needs of a population […]

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 […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick Meets with Senators in DC to Advocate for DeKalb County

DC Visit and Senators MEetings

On a recent trip to DC during the 2022 NACo Conference, Commissioner Patrick, his chief of staff and members of Dekalb County Central Staff had the opportunity to visit the US Capitol and meet with US Senators and federal agency staff. During these meetings, Commissioner Patrick advocated for and pitched projects for potential federal funding, […]

Commissioner Robert Patrick to Host District 1 Series of Community Engagement Series

Coffee with Commissioner

DECATUR, Ga.—On Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, District 1 County Commissioner RobertPatrick will kick off a series of casual informal meetings with residents titled “Coffeewith Commissioner.” The event is designed to provide a space for residents to comeout, meet their commissioner and discuss topics that matter the most to them whileenjoying a cup of coffee.  The first installment of this series […]

Commissioner Patrick Holds a Pleasantdale-Spring Harbor Resident Meeting

Resident Meeting

Commissioner Patrick held a Zoom Community Meeting with residents from the Pleasantdale-Spring Harbor community.  Residents discussed their concerns regarding the hazardous and unsafe conditions around various parts of Pleasantdale Rd. and their desire to see Pleasantdale Park upgraded. 

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. 

Commissioner Patrick Tours Fleet Management

Director Robert Gordon provided a comprehensive overview of the county’s nearly 3,000 vehicles that are under his management. The county has been aggressively reducing its carbon footprint by using natural gas vehicles. To date, we have 378 natural gas vehicles. For the first time in the department’s history, their natural gas consumption (1.3 million gallons) […]