I hope you are staying well and safe during this unprecedented time. Despite Governor Kemp opening up Georgia, I urge you to stay home except for essentials, wash hands, follow social (physical) distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet, use face coverings in public settings and to rely on guidance from the CDC 9 ( County has the second highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and staying home is the most effective measure we have to prevent the spread and save lives. City of Decatur operations remain closed to the public. Safe social reopening of our communities is dependent upon our compliance with this guidance as well as the availability of widespread testing and contact tracing protocols.  Even after the testing and contact tracing are in place, we must continue to protect ourselves and our neighbors to keep our community safe.  Let’s remain vigilant in our fight against COVID-19.

Some good news to share:

Friday, January 24-Monday, January 27; Atlanta Hilton

Georgia Municipal Association Cities United Summit

Mayors, councilmembers, city staff and special guests will have access to advocacy tools, attend policy committee meetings, receive training and be exposed to networking opportunities.

Wednesday, January 15, 7-8:30pm; Talley Street Upper Elementary

City Schools of Decatur Facilities Update

The first community-wide meeting regarding the future of CSD facilities planning will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the Talley Street Cafeteria. This community meeting is the kick-off for our long-range facility planning. This process will address the facility planning priorities for growth, upgrades, and other needs. The community will have a number of opportunities to provide feedback throughout the engagement process. For more information, visit

Monday, Jan 20 holiday:

Monday pick up on Tuesday, Jan 21

Tuesday pick up on Wednesday, Jan 22


Monday, Feb 17 holiday:

Monday pick up on Tuesday, Feb 18

Tuesday pick up on Wednesday, Feb 19

Sunday, Feb 23, 6pm; Eddie’s Attic

Francine Reed Concert

The annual Black History Month concert is presented in honor of Mayor Emerita Elizabeth Wilson. Francine Reed has performed in the concert every year since its inception in 1995. Tickets are on sale now for $25 at


Tuesday, Feb 25, 5:15pm; Decatur Courtyard by Marriott

Mayor Emerita Elizabeth Wilson presents Black History Month program

Conversation with Louis Gossett Jr

The program will feature a moderated conversation with actor Louis Gossett, Jr. The program will begin promptly at 6pm. The event is free and open to the community; however, tickets are required. Space is limited and tickets are available at NOTE: you must have a ticket to enter event.

Saturday, Feb 8, 1pm

Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade and Party

Decatur residents Emily and David Berg started this homegrown event in 2003 with a few neighbors. Since then, the event has grown every year and last year the MRMG raised more than $10,000 for the Decatur Education Foundation’s support of music and arts programs for CSD. The parade culminates at The Imperial with a live performance by Decatur students. For event details and to sign up for a Krewe, visit

Monday, Feb 10, 7-8pm; Solarium

Oakhurst Neighborhood Association Quarterly meeting


Tuesday, February 6; 6:30pm; Decatur Recreation Center

Decatur Running Group

Co-led by Decatur Activing Living and Decatur Active Living Board Member Mike Johnson

Friday, January 31, 6-9pm; Aimee Jewelry & Gallery, 335 W Ponce de Leon Ave

Artist Reception: Abandoned Mattress Project – Photos by Audrey Galex

A curated selection of photographs will be on view and available for purchase. Purchases will support the Atlanta Initiative for Affordable Housing.

Friday, January 31, 7-10 pm; Colorwheel Art Studio

Mix, Mingle and Mocktail Event for Mental Health

Join the Decatur Education Foundation’s re-boot of Joe’s Fund benefit to raise awareness and dollars for the behavioral health fund for DEF. Joe’s Fund is named in memory of 2015 DHS graduate Joe Bodine, who lost his battle to addiction in 2016. To purchase tickets and for more information, go to

City Hall remains closed to the public.

Due to the Public Health State of Emergency, the City Commission Meeting for Monday, May 4, 2020, 7:30 pm will be held remotely.

Access Instructions

There will not be a physical location for members of the public to attend. Members of the public may access the meeting in one of two ways:

  1. View the live broadcast of the Decatur City Commission meeting at
  2. Register in advance to participate during either the “Public Comment” or “Requests and Petitions” portions of the meeting at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

City Commission meeting, Monday, March 18; 7:30pm will also be virtual.

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