Several inaugural events will be held in January as DeKalb CEO-elect Michael Thurmond takes the helm, ushering in a “New Day” for the county.
Thurmond’s “New Day for DeKalb Inaugural Celebration 2017” steering committee, co-chaired by Greg and Betty Levett and Will and Virginia Reece, announced that Thurmond will honor DeKalb’s federal, state and local public servants as part of the celebration.
In a joint statement, the co-chairs said, “We are honored and thrilled to lead this celebration of our new CEO and the dedicated men and women who serve our county. CEO-elect Thurmond will provide new leadership, new vision and a new direction for our county. We are convinced that a new day has dawned in DeKalb County.”
The events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted below:
Reception Honoring CEO-elect Michael Thurmond
Thursday, Jan. 12, 6- 9 p.m.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta
Ticketed event. More information is available at newdekalb.com.
Honorary Swearing-in Ceremony and Reception
Friday, Jan.13, 4-6:30 p.m.
Manuel Maloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur
Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, Jan. 14, 8-10 a.m.
Honoring the DeKalb CEO, Commissioners, Constitutional Officers and Federal, State and Local Elected Officials
Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Andrew Young
Marriott Courtyard, Downtown Decatur
130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur
Saturday, Jan. 14, 7-11 p.m.
Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia
Benefitting DeKalb’s foster families and children
Honoring the DeKalb Legislative Delegation
*Ticketed event. A $20 donation benefiting DeKalb’s foster children is required to attend. Tickets are available at newdekalb.com.
Atonement, Healing and Restoration Service
Sunday, Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church
1879 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta
Honoring DeKalb County Government Employees