Where to find me:

City Commission Meetings:

  • Tuesday, September 8; 7:30 pm (due to Labor Day holiday)
  • Monday, September 21; 7:30 pm
  • Monday, October 5; 7:30pm

Aug 25: Decatur Business Association Meeting

Aug 29: Decatur Boutique Crawl

Aug 29 Better Together Community Kick-Off Event

Aug 29: Community Center of South Decatur/Solarium Fundraiser

Sept 4-6: Decatur Book Festival

Sept 22: DBA Meeting

Sept 22: WPNA Meeting

Sept 24: Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk & Fitness Program

Sept 26: YEA! Event for Young Emerging Artists

Oct 3-4: Atlanta Maker Faire

Oct 10: Madison Avenue Fifth Annual Soap Box Derby

Oct 17: Decatur Craft Beer Festival

The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call to create three benches and three bicycle racks for Harmony Park in the the historic Oakhurst neighborhood business district in Decatur, Georgia. Artists and design professionals are invited to design and create functional benches and bike racks for installation. This project is funded by a grant from the Decatur Craft Beer Festival and in collaboration with the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

Submission deadline: 10/31/2015
Artist notification: 12/1/2015
Installation date: 2/29/2016

All submissions must be entered through callforentry.org.


Decatur Police Department – from Lt Jennifer Ross
Lt. Jennifer Ross 

We still have spaces in the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy!

The Fall 2015 Citizen’s Police Academy classes will be held Thursday evenings from September 10th thru November 12th 2015. Class times are 7:00 PM -9:30 PM. If you would like to learn more about police operations in general and how your Decatur Police Department works from the inside, this is a great opportunity to have many of your questions answered. You will meet many of the officers who serve our department and go on a ride-a-long with an officer during a patrol shift. CPA is also an opportunity to build new relationships with neighbors in your class and for interested CPA graduates, the chance to volunteer for the C.A.P.S. (Citizen’s Assisting Public Safety) program. 

Topics covered throughout the Citizen’s Police Academy include Department Functions & Staffing, Recruitment & Training, Criminal Law & Crime Trends in Decatur, Traffic Enforcement, Drug Trends, Firearms Familiarization & Safety, Special Units & Criminal Investigations, Use of Force, Juvenile Procedures and Community Policing & Crime Prevention. 

MyDecaturGa allows residents, visitors and business owners to report quality-of-life issues and request services online or with their smartphones.

You can link to SeeClickFix on the “Submit a Service Request” on the City website:


Powered by SeeClickFix, the place-based reporting platform allows residents to document neighborhood concerns and improvements alike, ranging from graffiti and code violations to damaged sidewalks and potholes. It also features useful information such as lists of restaurants and city parks as well as links to the city’s blog, Facebook page and Twitter account. 

Tuesday, August 25; 5:15-7pm

Decatur Business Association Meeting

DeKalb Medical Center

2701 North Decatur Rd.

Enjoy refreshments, networking and announcements.

Better Together


Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 10am-3pm | Lunch provided
Beacon Municipal Center, Ebster Gym
Join us for a broad community conversation inspired by the “World Cafe” model of rotating small group discussions. Participants will be supported by trained volunteer table facilitators and invited to share experiences and perspectives on issues such as diverse and affordable housing options, racially just community policing, and more. This isn’t an ordinary community meeting! It will be highly informative and interactive from start to finish.

Better Together: If you cannot attend the Saturday session,

Complete the Survey: Share your perspective and experiences—online (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTDecaturSurvey) or request a paper copy.

All the latest news and updates can be found on http://www.decaturnext.com.

Saturday, August 29; 11am-7pm

Decatur Boutique Crawl

A day of giveaways, secret sales, and of course champagne!

For more information:


Saturday, August 29

Community Center of South Decatur/Solarium Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Location: The Solarium

321 West Hill Street
Decatur GA 30030

Enjoy Food, Beer, Wine and a Whiskey Tasting
DJ and Dancing
Awesome Raffle
Adults Only please

Order tickets here: https://www.thesolarium.com/communitycenter.php

Monday, August 31-Wednesday, September 2; 8:30am-4:30pm

City Election Qualifying dates for City Commission and City Schools of Decatur School Board positions

Friday, September 4-Sunday, September 6

AJC Decatur Book Festival – the largest independent book festival in the country

For a complete look at the schedule and events and Mike Lukovich’s Bookzilla cover for the festival programs:


The Book Festival is still looking for volunteers.  Opportunities begin Friday afternoon, and run all day Saturday and Sunday. You can work at one of the many author venues, help with set up or break down, volunteer check in, etc. To get started, click on one of the links below for Decatur’s volunteer program.

Already registered with Volunteer Decatur? Click  https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/?FROM=119321

 to look at open Book Festival shifts.

To sign up with Volunteer Decatur, click https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1003453979 to get started.

Once you are in the system, you will be able to see a list of all available positions.


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