Category Archives: DeKalb County

What is Tucker? Part 3: Ability to be Left Alone

Ability to be Left Alone In my last post, I talked about how one of Tucker’s characteristics is how easy it is to get to know your neighbors. An equally important characteristic is how easily it is to get people to leave you alone. A lot of folks moved to unincorporated Tucker specifically to avoid […]

What is Tucker? Part 2: Just Plain Neighborly

The Ability to Get to Know Your Neighbors At a holiday party this weekend, a friend who lives east of Stone Mountain talked about doing his gift shopping in Lilburn and Snellville. As he walked between shops, his attempts to greet people with “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Holidays” or even just “Hi” were met with dour […]

The DeKalb Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Commission, Part 1

THIS POST IS MY PERSONAL OPINION AND NOT THAT OF ANY ORGANIZATION TO WHICH I BELONG. As many of you know, last week I was elected chairperson of the new DeKalb Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Commission. Much of Georgia’s recent success with these businesses has come courtesy of vigorous effort at the state level. […]

One DeKalb

On Monday, I was appointed to DeKalb County’s inaugural Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Commission. One of the bright spots Tuesday for DeKalb County was the election of Michael Thurmond as CEO – our first elected CEO in 3.5 years. Interim CEO Lee May has made it clear that he is happy to pass on […]

Deciding to Decide DeKalb

Since I don’t nearly have enough things going on in my life, yesterday the DeKalb County Commission appointed me to the board of our county economic development authority, Decide DeKalb. For those of you who have not been following DeKalb County politics, the county has been hit with a number of corruption scandals, including convictions […]