Stay in touch!
2020 and all of its COVID-19-related upheaval prevented me from reaching out and connecting with YOU, Chamblee citizens, in the way I wanted to. But now that the weather is warmer and vaccines are being given, things are beginning to open a little more. In that spirit, I've scheduled an outdoor Walk-And-Talk on the evening of May 11. Exact time and place is TBD, but I will be ready for some (masked) face time that night, and I can't wait to have some discussions about our city with you! Please plan to be there!
Yes, I'm cheering as if at a sporting event at our latest Council meeting. That's just how excited I am to be serving as your Council member!
The picture above was taken in our new courtroom in the Public Safety building. Council meetings will be held there for the time being as the Civic Center is now closed and slated for demolition. Speaking of that...the ground breaking for the new City Hall was held on a rainy morning in March. I had no idea that being in elected office would grant me the occasion to pose behind the controls of an excavator. It's one of the perks, I suppose.
There is never a dull moment in Chamblee, and I am truly looking forward to seeing some of you face to face (and at a safe distance) on May 11! More details to come for that event, but I sincerely hope that we can connect and that I can answer some of your questions about Chamblee! (I joked with staff about calling the event "Stump The Chump".)
As always, please email me with any concerns you may have. I am here for you.
We have finally had the ribbon cutting ceremony for Chamblee’s new Public Safety Building! Back in January 2020, one of my first “official” acts as a Council member was to break ground at this site. In spite of all that happened afterwards, the building was finished on schedule. The Public Safety Building will house the Chamblee PD, as well as our Municipal Court. There is a new Community Room that overlooks the parking lot, as well as a dog park and an outdoor fitness area. Once we can safely gather together, I look forward to many events in this space! (Read an article about the opening here.)
The building may be completed, but there is still a “finishing touch” to come. The Public Arts Commission is in the process of selecting a muralist to paint an outside wall with a community-oriented design. The applicants for this job were amazing, and as a member of the PAC, I was thrilled to see what kind of talent Chamblee can draw!
Next up is the demolition of the Civic Center, where the Court and Council meetings have been held for years. Our new City Hall will rise in its place, with more indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for the community.
I'll be holding a Virtual Town Hall in the near future! You are ALL invited!
I try to make my communications informative, but there is often far, far too much business to be explained in a readable email. With that in mind, Chamblee has added a space to its webpage that will provide summaries of meetings, so that you can get an idea of what is happening if you can’t attend a meeting in person. I love this idea! Right now, recaps are up from a Public Arts Commission meeting and our March Council meeting. See them here!
As always, I am here for YOU. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me help!