Smart Planning Having been a Chamblee resident for 16 years, Karen has seen Chamblee bloom and grow with increased development. As new resources and amenities come to Chamblee, we must recognize the impact of these changes on all of the members of our community. Creative thinking is needed to ensure economic growth comes to all Chamblee residents so that as a city we can prosper together.
Education Public education is one of the most important drivers of our children's future success. To ensure that all of Chamblee's children reach their full potential, public schools must be adequately funded to cover the costs of teaching as well as infrastructure. Karen is committed to working with DeKalb County to ensure that our schools receive an equitable share of the County's resources, and to address our ailing infrastructure problems. All Chamblee students should be able to get a high quality education within the DeKalb County School System.
Diversity Chamblee is truly an international city. The needs and opinions of our diverse residents must be taken into account in planning decisions in order to preserve the qualities that make Chamblee unique. Chamblee must strive to engage the whole of our diverse community so that we all can thrive.
Arts Investing in shared public performance spaces can drive economic growth, enhance health and wellbeing, and make our city a safer place to live. As we continue planning for our city's future, we must encourage the growth of the arts in our schools and in our community at large. Through artistic expression, all of Chamblee can nurture the human connections that make our city a great place to live.