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-Brave and Kind Bookshop is excited to provide after school workshops for kids, join them starting this week for Creative Writing Club (Grades 3-5) on Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. and Improv Club on Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. (Grades 3-5). Register at braveandkindbookshop.com!

-Mayor Patti Garrett will deliver the annual State of the City Address this Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott beginning at 6 p.m. If you can’t join us, catch the live stream on our Facebook at City of Decatur GA- Government!

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Rainbow Girls, Jeremy Pinnell, Wilkes and EB Cole, Laugh Tracks Live Comedy and Mike Kinnebrew. For show times and tickets, visit eddiesattic.com.

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This Week

-Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Different Trains Gallery 2 at Cornerstone Bank of Decatur on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 5-8 p.m. for an exhibition opening with works by Xie Caomin & Chase Chen. For more info, visit differenttrainsgallery.com.

-Come out for the opening reception of Audrey Galex and her Abandoned Mattress photo-journalism Project this Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-9 p.m. This curated selection of images will be on view and on sale to benefit the Initiative for Affordable Housing at Aimee Jewelry & Fine Art Gallery thru January 31. To learn more about the organization, visit affordablehousingatl.org.

-Decatur’s Citizen Roundtables, the heart of our once-a-decade Strategic Planning process, will launch Thursday, Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m., at the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott’s Decatur Conference Center. Visit decatur2030.com to learn more!

-Join Tapestri and the Center for Leadership and Service at Agnes Scott College for an informative day-long training on Human Trafficking in Georgia. Presentations will take place this Friday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Letitia Pate Evans Hall, E-Conference Room ABC.

-Different Trains Gallery will host heir first Pop-Up show at 378 in Candler Park on Friday, Jan. 24 from 6-10 p.m. featuring art by Kim Cresswell and the Real Frank Tee. There will also be live music by Kevin Kinney and Friends as well as Clay Harper. Visit differenttrainsgallery.com for more info.

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Clare Dunn, Eliot Bronson with Kristen Englenz and Brother Bird with Stephanie Lambring. For show times and tickets, visit eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo: Art by Xie Caomin

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SP Downtown Development

Are you interested in issues facing Decatur? Like the environment, mobility, or the cost of housing? How about diversity, local business, or education? Anything else? Once every decade, the Decatur community comes together to talk about the issues—like yours—we care about most. What emerges from the process is the Strategic Plan, a guide for setting our priorities, policies, and projects for the next 10 years. It’s now time to do it all again. Check it out online, register for the Roundtables, join us for the January 23 kick-off, and help shape the future you want to see. VISIT AND REGISTER TODAY: DECATUR2030.COM

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City Meetings

-City Commission | Tuesday, Jan. 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Historic Preservation Commission | Wednesday, Jan. 22 @ 6:30 p.m.

Events
-Visit the Remembering MLK Gallery Exhibit at the McCain Library on the campus of Agnes Scott College this week Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Friday, January 24 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

-Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King by responding to the social injustices of our times, through tabletop activities, inspired by Dr. King’s writings on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Julia Thompson Smith Chapel at Agnes Scott College. Box lunches will be available for those on campus who RSVP at calendar.agnesscott.edu. This event is free and open to the community.

-Don’t miss the Social Challenges of Our Times Film Series at Agnes Scott featuring Real Value, an award-winning economics documentary that delivers a refreshing meditation on how business can be used to create value beyond profit. The viewing will be held in Campbell Hall (C-Frannie Graves Auditorium, Room 128) on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 7-9 p.m.

-There will be live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Bailen with Old Sea Brigade, the Steel Wheels and Yarn. Visit eddiesattic.com for show times and ticket info.

Cover Photo: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (Spider Martin, 1965)

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Diversity

Are you interested in issues facing Decatur? Like the environment, mobility, or the cost of housing? How about diversity, local business, or education? Anything else? Once every decade, the Decatur community comes together to talk about the issues—like yours—we care about most. What emerges from the process is the Strategic Plan, a guide for setting our priorities, policies, and projects for the next 10 years. It’s now time to do it all again. Check it out online, register for the Roundtables, join us for the January 23 kick-off, and help shape the future you want to see. VISIT AND REGISTER TODAY: DECATUR2030.COM

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Social Media

Are you interested in issues facing Decatur? Like the environment, mobility, or the cost of housing? How about diversity, local business, or education? Anything else? Once every decade, the Decatur community comes together to talk about the issues—like yours—we care about most. What emerges from the process is the Strategic Plan, a guide for setting our priorities, policies, and projects for the next 10 years. It’s now time to do it all again. Check it out online, register for the Roundtables, join us for the January 23 kick-off, and help shape the future you want to see. VISIT AND REGISTER TODAY: DECATUR2030.COM

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General Use

Are you interested in issues facing Decatur? Like the environment, mobility, or the cost of housing? How about diversity, local business, or education? Anything else? Once every decade, the Decatur community comes together to talk about the issues—like yours—we care about most. What emerges from the process is the Strategic Plan, a guide for setting our priorities, policies, and projects for the next 10 years. It’s now time to do it all again. Check it out online, register for the Roundtables, join us for the January 23 kick-off, and help shape the future you want to see. VISIT AND REGISTER TODAY: DECATUR2030.COM

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This Week

City Meetings
-Zoning Board of Appeals | Monday, Jan. 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Planning Commission | Tuesday, Jan. 14 @ 7 p.m.
-Environmental Sustainability Board | Friday, Jan. 17 @ 8 a.m.

Events
-Get up close and personal with the Historic DeKalb Courthouse on a behind the scenes tour this Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. Visit dekalbhistory.org for ticket information.
-Join Little Shop of Stories at the Georgia Center for the Book at Decatur Library on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the release of Ransom Riggs’ fifth novel, The Conference of the Birds. Visit Little Shops of Stories on Facebook for ticket info.
-Stop by the Square Pub for live music every Thursday at 7 p.m. featuring Jess Goggans. They’ll be $5 local drafts and 1/2 off apps from 6-11 p.m.
-Georgia Center for the Book will host a poetry reading with Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris this Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:15 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30. Event is free and open to the community.
-Join the Decatur Arts Alliance for the art opening of Forked Tongues, Thumbprints, and Floral Abstractions showcasing the works of Matthew Blodgett this Friday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the DAA Gallery (113 Clairemont Ave).
-Don’t miss these upcoming events and live performances at Eddie’s Attic including Comedy Open Mic hosted by Windy Peach Comedy, Songwriter’s Open Mic, David Bromberg with Jordan Tice, Emily Hackett with Sydney Rhame and Travis Denning. Visit eddiesattic.com for show times and tickets.

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2020 City Commission

The Decatur City Commission has re-elected Patti Garrett to serve as Mayor for 2020 as well as Tony Powers to serve as Mayor pro tem. Garrett was elected to the City Commission in 2009 and has served as Mayor since 2016. Powers was elected to the City Commission in 2015.

Newly elected Commissioners Lesa Mayer and George Dusenbury were also sworn in at the Jan. 6 City Commission meeting. Dusenbury and Mayer join Mayor Patti Garrett, Mayor pro tem Tony Powers and Commissioner Kelly Walsh. City Commission meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street.  The City Commission holds an annual retreat to set its work plan and goals. The 2020 retreat will be held January 30-31 at Brasstown Valley, Young Harris, GA.

Mayer and Dusenberg

The Decatur City Commission elects one of its own to serve as Mayor and Mayor pro tem annually at the first City Commission meeting of the year. Both the swearing in and the election as well as all City Commission meetings may be viewed on streaming video on the City of Decatur’s website at decaturga.com.

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Strategic Planning for Post

Decatur’s Citizen Roundtables, the heart of our once-a-decade Strategic Planning process, will launch Thursday, Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m., at the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott’s Decatur Conference Center. Everyone’s welcome.

For the past 10 years, Decatur’s leadership and city staff have been making decisions and setting yearly budgets based on the 2010 Strategic Plan. From the Unified Development Ordinance to Better Together, public art to bike lanes, green space acquisition to downtown apartments, some of the decade’s most defining initiatives began with hundreds of Decatur neighbors sharing their perspective in a series of meetings and roundtable discussions.

Now it’s time to do it all again, beginning with our January 23 kick off meeting. Thereafter, participants will meet with their assigned Roundtable group three times over a period of roughly two months.

Will your voice be represented? Our quest for the broadest, most inclusive process in Decatur history will only be made stronger with your participation.

Learn more and register to participate at: decatur2030.com.

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