Georgia Cities Week, sponsored by The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), will run from April 24 through April 30. According to the GMA website, the annual event encourages cities to:
• Share information about the valuable services cities provide to residents, including an inside look into city operations and how cities positively impact their quality of life
• Highlight successful community projects and infrastructure enhancements
• Connect residents with one another
• Build or improve working relationships with leaders and legislators
Check out what these cities in DeKalb County have in store for Georgia Cities Week:
• On April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at 3570 American Drive, the Chamblee Police Department will be at KLA Schools to inspect the installation of children’s car seats. Registration is not required.
• On April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2197 Irvindale Road, residents are invited to a meet and greet with the mayor, city council members, city manager’s office, police department, parks and recreation, economic development department and more. This is an informal event that will give guests the opportunity to put names to faces, ask questions, and get a sneak peek of the Distillery of Modern Art.
• On April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 3496 Keswick Drive, residents will meet at the Keswick Park Rain Garden to learn about the recent addition to the park’s infrastructure. From there, Keep Chamblee Beautiful and Parks and Recreation staff will lead small group tours along the Keswick Forest Nature Trail, which winds through a section of old-growth forest.
• On April 28, from 8 to 9 a.m. at 5001 Peachtree Boulevard, residents can grab a cup of coffee with Chamblee Code Enforcement officers. This is an opportunity to get to know Code Enforcement and discuss community issues or concerns.
For more information, visit www.chambleega.com.
During Georgia Cities Week, city hall will be open and welcoming visitors for tours. City staff will also be onsite to answer questions about ongoing projects.
• On April 28, the city will host a trivia night at Jimmy’s Tequila and Carnes. Prizes will be given to the top three teams. “We’ll be testing you on your general knowledge and maybe even some Doraville trivia, so brush up on your Doraville history,” said officials.
• On April 30, the city will host a community clean-up event with city council members.
“Keep an eye on our social media and website for times and further information,” stated officials.
For more information, visit www.doravillega.us.
The city will host a “Mingle on Main Street” event from noon to 4 p.m. at 6920 Main St. in honor of Georgia Cities Week.
“City government is truly government of, by and for the people who are making the decisions about our community,” stated officials. “We recognize that throughout our lifetimes, the average person will have more direct contact with local governments than with state or federal governments. Because of this, we feel a responsibility to ensure that the public knows how the city operates and feels connected to their city government. We hope to heighten awareness of city government’s role in enhancing the quality of life within our community in the city of Lithonia.”
Festivities include introductions with the mayor, council, state, and local leaders, performances by the Bruce Street Senior Dance Team, karaoke, face painting, a 360-photo booth, bingo, a raffle and more.
For more information, visit www.lithoniacity.org.