Infrastructure investment has been a top priority for me. As a professional city planner and former president of the DeKalb Municipal Association, I understand the importance of sound, physical infrastructure and the positive impact it has on the local community.
DeKalb's Aging Infrastructure
Prior to the the 1960's, DeKalb County was mostly rural and agricultural. As the county began to urbanize, the need for a modernized infrastructure network emerged. As a result, paved roads, bridges, underground water and sewage systems, and more power lines were installed.
Investments in infrastructure is not only capital-intensive, but also extremely costly. Most of the infrastructure that was put into place in the 1960s, is the same infrastructure that we are using today. It has, for the most part, reached its lifespan.
We recently celebrated DeKalb County's 200 year anniversary. As elected officials, it is our responsibility to make sure that DeKalb will be prepared for another 200 years and future generations to come, starting with building under the ground.
Federal Infrastructure Advocacy
Federal Appropriations Passed for DeKalb County BOC in 2022
2023 District 1 Federal Appropriations Considerations