RE-WATCH The 2024 State of DeKalb

The Council for Quality Growth, in partnership with DeKalb County Government and the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, hosted the 2024 State of DeKalb County Address at the brand new Assembly Studios in Atlanta on Thursday, May 2, 2024. DeKalb County CEO Michael L. Thurmond delivered his 8th and final State of the County address to more than 700 Council and Chamber members, elected officials, businesses, residents, county staff, and partners of the county. This year’s lunch and program was presented AmazonDecide DeKalb Development Authority, and the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority.

CEO Thurmond’s address, titled “Assembling Success in DeKalb” and accompanied by classic cars, fit the setting for the new movie studios built on the grounds of a former General Motors Assembly Plant. He began his address by reflecting on “lessons learned” from his time leading DeKalb County. His tenure is marked by efforts to restore trust in local government. He helped to turn the school system around and oversaw great enhancements to the county’s water and sewer infrastructure. He was an integral part of the county’s resilience from the recent health pandemic, with initiatives around food insecurity, crime prevention, rental assistance, and creating jobs. When Thurmond was elected as CEO in 2017, it was an entirely different time for DeKalb County. “DeKalb has risen,” he said.

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Re-Watch the 2024 State of DeKalb