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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Some Love For Those Who Make Sure We Get Paid!

Natl Payroll Month

Mayor Rochelle Robinson proclaimed the first full week of September 2018 as National Payroll Week in the City of Douglasville. 

Representatives from the American Payroll Association were on hand to receive the honor from Mayor Robinson an...

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City Council News
Posted on: August 7, 2018

City Council Honors Mr. Ralph Charles Clark, Jr.

Clark Family Proclamation

Mayor Rochelle Robinson and the Douglasville City Council honored the family of Mr. Ralph Charles Clark, Jr. with a proclamation honoring his decades of service to the citizens of Douglasville.

Read the proclamation  | Watch the video

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City Council News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Mayor Pro Tem Accepted to 2018 Georgia Academy For Economic Development

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Mayor Pro Tem Richard S. Segal has been accepted into the 2018 Georgia Academy for Economic Development for Region 3.

The program is designed to enhance community leaders’ skills and knowledge to help communities in Georgia to become, or remain s...

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City Council News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

City Closes Purchase Of Old Douglas County Jail Property

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson along with Douglas County Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones signed documents, at the County Courthouse, on July 30th officially transferring ownership of the Old Jail property at 6840 Church Street in downtown Douglasville....

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City Council News
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Patrice Williams Appointed Community Development Director

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At their July 17th meeting, Douglasville City Council voted to appoint Patrice Williams to the position of Community Development Director.

Ms. Williams was nominated for the position by Mayor Rochelle Robinson, and has worked at the City for 5 years.&n...

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City Council News
Posted on: July 26, 2018

New Millage Rate set

Council and Citizens listen to FY 19 Budget Presentation

The City of Douglasville has adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 13.76 percent.

This increase will result in a millage rate of 7.211 mills, an increase of 0.30 mills.

The tax increase for a home with a Fair market valu...

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City Council News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

City Council Honors Mr. James G. Vance, Sr.

James Vance Proclamation

Mr. James Garland Vance, Sr. was honored with a proclamation by City Council on July 2nd, 2018 recognizing his many decades of incredible service and outstanding citizenship.

View the signed ordinance.

View the presentation during City Council Meeting

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City Council News
Posted on: July 3, 2018

City Council Honors Mr. Joe Henry Dones

Joe Henry Dones proclamation

Mr. Joe Henry Dones was posthumously honored with a proclamation by City Council on June 18th, 2018 recognizing his legacy of hard work, wisdom and honor.

View the signed ordinance.

View the presentation during City Council Meeting

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City Council News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

City Council Presents FY 2019 Proposed Budget

Council and Citizens listen to FY 19 Budget Presentation

At a special called meeting on Monday, June 4th, the City of Douglasville held a budget hearing to present the 2019 Fiscal Year Budget. The Mayor, Council, and city staff have worked for the last few weeks to finalize the FY19 budget, which includes adjus...

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City Council News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Mayor/Council Posthumously Recognize Douglasville Police Captain Edward Kitchens

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In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week.

Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented a proclamation recognizing Douglasville Police Captain Edward Kitch...

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Officer Down Memorial Page... City Council News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Mayor/Council Recognize Douglas County High School Senior Devon Boatright

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented a congratulatory letter to Ms. Devon Boatright from Douglas County High School for being named the winner of the 2018 State PAGE STAR Student Award of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Star Studen...

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City Council News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

May 2018 is Lupus Awareness Month

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented a proclamation to representatives of Lupus Matters Corporation proclaiming the month of May 2018 as Lupus Awareness Month in the City of Douglasville.

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City Council News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

May 6th Through 12th is Municipal Clerk’s Week

2018 Mun Clerk Week Poster

Mayor Rochelle Robinson presented City Clerk Vicki Acker and Executive Assistant Heather Peacon-Corn with a proclamation declaring May 6th through 12, 2018 as Municipal Clerk’s Week in the City of Douglasville.

This is the 49th year that the Inte...

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City Council News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

State Of Douglasville/Douglas County

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Mayor Robinson and Chairman Jones delivered a first of it's kind address in our County. The event was in cooperation with the Council for Quality Growth, and the Douglas County Chamber during their monthly Greystone Power Luncheon in April.

The Mayor and C...

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City Council News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

City Council Honors Boys & Girls Club

Boys and girls club proclamation

Mayor Rochelle Robinson and Douglasville City Council presented a proclamation in recognition of Ms. Kai Hartman, Boys and Girls Club 2017-2018 Youth of the Year from the Douglas County Boys and Girls Club.They also presented a proclamation celebrating Na...

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City Council News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

2018 State Of The City Address

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson delivered her 3rd State of the City address on Thursday March 29th. Engaged citizens showed up to hear Mayor Robinson talk about where we are, and where we're headed as a city. The Mayor wanted a more informal "State of the Ci...

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City Council News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

City Council Honors Human Resources

Council recognizes SHRM Award

The Douglasville City Council recently honored the Douglasville Human Resources Department for winning an SHRM-Atlanta 2018 IMPACT Award

The award recognizes individuals or teams in the profession of Human Resources whose actions or initiatives ...

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City Council News
Posted on: February 19, 2018

City Of Douglasville Awarded GMA Safety & Liability Management Grant

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The City of Douglasville received a Safety Grant check in the amount of $10,000 and a Liability Grant check in the amount of $10,000 toward the purchase of safety equipment for city personnel. Eileen Thomas, Marketing Field Manager for GMA presented the t...

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Read the full press release... City Council News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Mayor/City Council Retreat

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The Mayor and City Council held their annual retreat Thursday January 25th and Friday January 26th at the Hilton Garden Inn on Interstate Pkwy, Lithia Springs, Georgia.

Opening comments from City Manager, Marcia Hampton, set the stage for the next two days...

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View the Retreat Presentations... City Council News
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Mayor Pro Tem Richard Segal Receives Certificate of Recognition

Richard Segal Award

Mayor Robinson presented Mayor Pro-Tem Segal his Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute on Thursday January 25, 2018.  Mr. Segal completed the 42 hours of training required for the level one training in t...

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City Council News
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Douglasville Centenarian Recognized By City Council

John Houston Pedan 100th Bday

Mayor Rochelle Robinson and the Douglasville City Council recently recognized Douglasville resident Mr. John Houston Pedan on his 100th birthday.

Watch the presentation here.

Mr. Pedan was born on October 26, 1917 in Mississippi, and served in the military ...

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City Council News
Posted on: November 28, 2017

City Employees Recognized By City Council

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson and the Douglasville City Council recently recognized several city employees who were honored by their industry peers for reaching outstanding milestones.

Watch the presentations here.

Communications Coordinator Karen Knight was reco...

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City Council News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

City Council Passes Truck Route Resolution

Final Truck Route Map of Douglasville Georgia

The Douglasville City Council adopted resolution RES-2017-50 in August 2017 to update the truck route map for through-routes within the city limits. The map was updated because new territory has been annexed into the City since the last update. Click the ...

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City Council News
Posted on: February 6, 2017

2017 State Of The City Address

2017 State of the City

Mayor Rochelle Robinson delivered her 2nd State of the City address, and focused on four areas she's concentrated on in 2016:

Finance, Public Safety, Organizational Changes, and The Future.

Download the document.

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Watch the video... City Council News