Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary will take on a new leadership role in the New Year, serving as president of the DeKalb Municipal Association.
Lary, who serves as mayor of DeKalb County’s largest city with 53,000 residents, was elected president by members of the 12-city association. Lary’s appointment is for one year.
“I am honored that the other 11 mayors elected me as their leader for 2019. My goal is to strengthen the unity amongst the DeKalb cities and make sure we are serving the constituents at the highest level,” said Lary.
Bill Floyd, who serves as executive director of the DeKalb Municipal Association, said he is looking forward to working with the group and its new leadership, which also includes Pine Lake Mayor Melanie Hammet, who heads DeKalb’s smallest city with a population of 674 residents. Hammet also will serve for one year.
The DeKalb Municipal Association’s mission is to help foster better cooperation among the cities of DeKalb and DeKalb County government, Floyd said.
The association’s member cities include: Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stonecrest, Stone Mountain and Tucker.