I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and wanted to provide you with an update as we complete the first 100 days of my role as Chairman.
Since my inauguration on December 15, 2017, I have been making progress on the issues I considered my top priorities. As I have learned more about challenges facing Fulton County and our residents, I have expanded that list of priorities and added new initiatives. This is an exciting time as I and my colleagues work to advance the business of the county – internally and externally.
I want to acknowledge the support of my colleagues on the Board of Commissioners--Commissioner Liz Hausman (District 1), Vice Chairman Bob Ellis (District 2), Commissioner Lee Morris (District 3), Commissioner Natalie Hall (District 4), Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington Jr. (District 5), and Commissioner Emma I. Darnell (District 6)-- for their partnership and support as we tackle some of the tough issues before us.
I also want to thank our county manager, Dick Anderson, and his team for all of their hard work. No one person is able to do the work we do alone. Our combined efforts are vital to ensuring a healthy, safe, and prosperous county.
Following is a brief summary of what I have been working on during my first 100 days as Chairman. In this time, I’ve tackled several priorities (Transportation Improvements, Criminal Justice Reform, A New Animal Shelter, Funding for Seniors and Youth, and Property Tax Reform). I’ve also established Task Forces on Homestead Exemptions, the Hospitality Industry, and Human Trafficking in order to hear from and work collaboratively with citizens, business owners, and community leaders.