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Please peruse this email for important information from my office about District 5 and Fulton County. Please check out the events happening this month in our district's facilities, communities, and beyond.

To review the agendas and minutes from the Board of Commissioners' meetings click here or visit

Don't forget to visit my Facebook Page or Twitter for postings about events and important information.

Best Regards,
Marvin Arrington, Jr.
Fulton County Commissioner, District 5


February 2019 BOC Meetings




February is an awesome month for awareness and prevention, see below:

  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • African Heritage and Health Week (first week of February)
  • National “Wear Red” Day for women’s heart health (Feb. 1)
  • Give Kids a Smile Day (Feb. 1)
  • World Cancer Day (Feb. 4)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (Feb. 7–14)
  • National Donor Day (Feb. 14)
  • Condom Week (Feb. 14–21)
  • Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening Week (Feb. 25–March 3)


Heart disease is leading cause of death in US

How can you celebrate American Heart Health Month this February?

  • Wear Red! Friday, February 5th is National Wear Red Day! In 2003, the Go Red for Women campaign began to raise awareness and provide education to women across the U.S. that heart disease is just as serious and deadly for females as for males. To make a donation or learn more about this campaign and National Wear Red Day go to
  • Be informed! Check out the CDC’s Heart Disease Web Site to learn if you or a loved one might be at risk.
  • Take action! It’s never too early or too late; the American Heart Association provides Keys to Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age.
  • Exercise your heart! After all, it’s a muscle too! However, since your heart pumps blood and not iron you exercise it a bit differently. Running, jogging, cycling, and swimming are all great cardiovascular training techniques. Since February is still quite chilly across the U.S., take your cardio training inside on a treadmill or an elliptical. Track your work and progress by wearing a heart rate monitor during your workouts. Use it to help you track your working and recovery heart rate ranges based on your age or rate of perceived exertion. Power Systems offers a variety of cardio equipment and heart rate monitors that can be perfect companions to your cardio routine.
  • Eat Red! While red meat can increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine there are plenty of other red plant-based foods that can keep your heart healthy.

Tips by Power Systems




2019 Black History Film Festival

Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. and Fulton Films will host a film festival to celebrate Black History Month at Wolf Creek Library (3100 Enon Rd, Atlanta, GA 30349) and Metropolitan Library (1332 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310). The films screened at each of the locations on Saturday will highlight the efforts of unsung African Americans from the African diaspora to the 21st century. The film festival will take place over two days and begin with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Wolf Creek Library, and the film festival screenings will occur at both Wolf Creek and Metropolitan Libraries on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

The Opening Reception is to be guest emceed by actor Lamman Rucker. Commissioner Arrington will join the Friends of Wolf Creek to present awards to the winners of the student essay and film competitions. The competition theme is “Why my unsung hero should be celebrated during Black History Month”, and the entries from high school students in Fulton County will be accepted through February 15, 2019.  The Opening Reception will feature the screening of Maynard, the documentary about Maynard Jackson Jr., the first black Mayor of a major southern city, Atlanta. 

Those seeking more information on this event can reach the office of District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. at   The event can be shared on social media via the hashtag #BHFF.


High School Students' Essay & Film Competitions




2019 Final Adopted Budget

On January 23rd, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the 2019 fiscal year budget. The budget adopted by the BOC addresses issues affecting our citizens while maintaining our fund balance and lowering the millage rate. Please peruse the final adopted FY2019 Final Adopted Budget.

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