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Senior Center Update
 
Dear Fellow Citizens:

Recently, I met with our Community Development Director, Allen Mitchell for an overview of where things stand with our District 4 Community & Senior Center. As a result of that meeting, I wanted to provide you all with a brief update.

We have now entered the design and engineering phase of the process. Consequently, we plan to hold our next community meeting within the next 30 – 45 days to validate our current requirements and receive your collective input on the project. Details about the meeting will follow in the coming weeks and will be distributed across our communications platforms.

As of now, we should be breaking ground in the October/November timeframe. With a scheduled construction completion date in March of 2021.

This is an exciting project that will fulfill a need that has gone unmet in District 4 for quite some time. I will continue to keep you updated as things progress.

Thanks for your consideration!

Sincerely,
Steve
  


    








 Commissioner Bradshaw's Comments for the 4.23.19 BOC meeting

  
  
  
Thank you Mr. Presiding Officer.
Good Morning Everyone.

It was an honor to attend Chief Conroy’s retirement celebration on April 10th. Once again, I would like to thank him for his 30 years of honorable service to DeKalb County. He will be missed.

Earlier that day, I attended the Northlake Tucker Community Improvement District (CID) update meeting. I would like to commend CID Board Chairman Brad Spratt and Executive Director Matthew Lee for the job that they are doing.
It was a pleasure to meet with the Waters Edge Home Owner’s Association Board of Directors on April 15th. Water’s Edge is one of the wonderful communities in District 4. It was great to engage in a candid dialogue about challenges and opportunities. I would like to thank HOA President Donnie Bryant for the invitation and for an excellent dinner. I look forward to returning in the future.

I want to thank Vice President of Operations Tasha Hill and her entire team at ThermoPac for hosting Alesia and myself for a tour of their facility on April 22. They have a wonderful operation in District 4 which, among other items makes components for MRE’s which are Meals Ready to Eat. Of course, I got very familiar with MRE’s during my time in the military. They also supply meals to disaster relief victims all over the country, sometimes on very short notice. This is a tremendous public service. They employ well over 200 people and have been in DeKalb County since the 1980’s. Needless to say, we are very proud to have this great business in District 4.

That evening I was honored to attend the Lion’s Club dinner honoring the DeKalb Police Officer of the Year, David Pena Rodriguez. I was joined by BOC colleagues Commissioner Jeff Rader and Commissioner Kathie Gannon. I am always happy to take any opportunity to show my support and respect for our men and women in blue who protect us each and every day. I would like to thank Chamblee City Councilman Brian Mock for the invitation.

I would like to thank Major Medlin, the new Tucker Precinct Commander and his leadership team for taking the time to meet with me yesterday. We had a very candid discussion about some of the challenging areas in District 4, and possible solutions. I commend them for the job that they are doing and I want them to know that the lines of communication between us are open.
I would like to say how much fun I had throwing out the first pitch at Redan Park for Jackie Robinson Day on April 13th. It was great to share that honor with my colleague Commissioner Lorraine Cochran Johnson and State Representative Billy Mitchell. The kids were awesome! The Atlanta Braves were excellent sponsors. I also got to meet former Braves great, Marquis Grissom, who caught my pitch and was kind enough to sign my baseball. It was just a wonderful day. I would like to thank Eric Evans for the invitation to participate.

I would also like to give a shout out to my new friend, 12 year old Gabriel Edwards, son on my good friend Al Edwards. As a prelude to throwing out that first pitch, young Gabriel was kind enough to help a middle aged man like me loosen up this old arm so I didn’t embarrass myself. And it worked, because I pretty much threw a perfect strike. Just sayin…

Finally, as someone who makes a feable attempt to play the game of golf, I would like to congratulate Tiger Woods for winning the Masters. His comeback from a host of adversities is a major accomplishment.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call my office at 404-371-4749. And as always I want to thank the citizens of District 4 for affording me the opportunity to serve.

Thank you Mr. Presiding Officer.
  

Commissioner Bradshaw's BOC Comments 
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