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 joins the newly formed Alpha Beta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. to host a free Paper Shredding Event
Event kicks off the launch of a new chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. in District 1 Decatur, GA — Commissioner Robert Patrick has partnered with a newly formed chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc. for a free paper shredding event. His office and members of the Alpha Beta Lambda Omega Chapter […]
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 […]
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, […]
On September 8, 2021, Commissioner Robert kicked off his 1st quarterly meeting with District 1 Mayors and City Managers. These quarterly meetings allow District 1 leaders to learn about projects each jurisdiction is working on, understand how they can work together to solve problems, and to build better relationships within the district.
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 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.
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.
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) […]