Public safety and code enforcement are the focus of an upcoming summit during which DeKalb residents can meet various government representatives and learn about services that can improve their neighborhoods and quality of life.
“Working Together for a Cleaner and Safer DeKalb” is the theme of DeKalb County’s seventh annual neighborhood summit which will be held Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to noon, at Greater Travelers Rest Church—House of Hope, 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur
“This summit will give residents the information they need to partner with their government to improve their neighborhoods,” said DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May. “Neighborhoods are the building blocks of a county, and strong neighborhoods will make DeKalb County an even better place to live, work and play.”
The summit is for constituents and homeowner associations interested in obtaining details on DeKalb County operations and projects, as well as obtaining direct contacts for various county agencies, departments and resources.
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops, visit exhibitor stations, meet with community leaders, exchange ideas and learn how to partner with county departments to better their neighborhoods.
New this year, the summit will feature a kids’ corner with a bounce house, face painting, giveaways, and popcorn. Additionally, various law enforcement vehicles will be on display for youths.
ICEO May will participate in a panel discussion and question-and-answer session on the summit’s theme along with DeKalb County Police James Conroy, Fire Chief Darnell Fullum and code enforcement director Marcus Kellum.
Exhibitors will include representatives from various county departments, divisions and offices. Workshop topics will include:
- All Things Code Enforcement
- Public Safety Hot Topics
- Reduce, Repurpose, Recycle
- “Battle the Bug” – Zika Virus Prevention
- Understanding Your Water Bill
- Community Capacity Development
- Foreclosure and Vacant Property
- Potholes, Roads & Rating
- Understanding the Language of Today’s Youth
The DeKalb Neighborhood Summit is free to attend. To register for the summit, visit www.dekalbsummit2016.com.