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Lani Wong to Replace William Flippin

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announced his appointment of Lani Wong to a two-year term on the board of the Development Authority of DeKalb County following confirmation by the Board of Commissioners.  Ms. Wong will finish William Flippin’s term. Flippin resigned earlier this year.

Governor’s Office Accepting Applications for DeKalb County Solicitor-General

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that his office will begin accepting applications for Solicitor-General of DeKalb County to succeed the Honorable Robert D. James in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 15-18-60.

Individuals qualified for the position under O.C.G.A. § 15-18-62 must complete and submit an application to the Governor’s Office by Thursday, September 30, 2010. Applications may be sent by mail to 201 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 or by fax to 404-656-5948. Electronic submissions to rgreenway@gov.state.ga.us will also be accepted.

For more information, interested applicants should contact Rhonda Greenway, Executive Legal Assistant to the Governor, at 404-651-7715 or via email at rgreenway@gov.state.ga.us .

A copy of the Solicitor-General Application is attached to this release.

Meet Your Judicial Candidates of Cobb, Dekalb, and Fulton Counties, Sept. 21 6pm

Atlanta, GA--  Tuesday, September 21 at 6pm is the perfect time to meet and hear from your judicial candidates that will be appearing on the November 2nd ballots.

The event is free to the public and takes place at the Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur. It will be moderated by Lisa Rayam.

Early Voting Locations Announced

Atlanta, GA--  Early voting for the General Election begins Monday, September 20, 2010 at three locations: Fulton County Government Center (141 Pryor Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30303), Fulton County North Annex (7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs 30350), and the South Fulton Annex (5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA 30349) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Voters can cast their ballots at three additional locations beginning Monday, October 18, 2010. Those locations are: Adamsville Recreation Center (3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30311), Ocee Branch Library (5090 Abbots Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30005) and Roswell Branch Library (115 Norcross Street, Roswell, GA 30075).

Advance voting for the General Election will be held at all six locations listed above beginning Monday, October 25, 2010 through Friday, October 29, 2010 from 8:30 a.m.

Stogner Confirmed as Chief Operating Officer

Tuesday, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted to confirm Richard Stogner as Executive Assistant and Chief Operating Officer.  Stogner was nominated by Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis.

Mr. Stogner’s appointment is for an initial term of one-year. He has asked not to receive compensation for his services during his term in office.

“Mr. Stogner has had a long and distinguished career in public service and is well-known and recognized as a top-notch public administrator.  He has served in top posts in the administrations of Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson and Andy Young as well as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the 1996 Olympic Games,” said CEO Ellis.  “In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations, Mr.

Vote DeKalb, Encourages Early Voting

In an effort to increase voter turnout in DeKalb County, county officials are launching an early voting campaign—Vote DeKalb—to encourage voters to cast ballots prior to the Nov. 2 General Election.