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Decatur City Employee's Are Our Greatest Assets Happy Anniversary! Name Dept/Title Years of Service Dan Lucas Parks and Recreation Dept - Tennis Supervisor 1 Patrick  Edmondson Police Dept - Police Officer 1 Jonathan Espino Police Dept - Police Officer 1 Andrew Justice Police Dept - Police Officer 1 Michael  Kent Police Dept - Police Officer 1 Peggy Mighty Youth Services Dept - Lead Programs Coord. 1 Marilyn  Ward Animal...

    Work Smarter, Not Harder.   Submitted by: Human Resources Director Richelle Sandlin "Work smarter, not harder." We've all heard it, and probably have said it a time or two. It's a philosophy we're working hard to implement across all the departments at the City of Decatur. "Smarter" means...

Decatur Parks and Recreation Point Mallard Park was in full summer swing in July. Visitors enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities as the rain decreased and the temperatures were on the rise. Spirit of America Festival July started out with a bang as the Spirit of America Festival...

  We hosted a meeting of the “Launch 2035” land use committee that is a regional group comprised of Limestone, Madison and Morgan County. The focus of this committee is on a multipurpose trail to be called  “Singing Trails”. It will eventually connect Calhoun Community College...

Submitted by: DFR Chief Tony Grande Decatur Fire and Rescue personnel are traveling to Ohio to perform a final inspection on a new fire engine for Decatur. The Sutphen fire engine is a custom-built apparatus designed to provide service  to our community over many years. DFR...

Submitted by: Lt. Proncey Robertson The Decatur Police Department is hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out...

It has been a while since I've written.  I will do this without a proof reader.  Lord help us! First Mid-Year Budget and FY18 Budget I presented my first Mid-Year Budget Review to the Council.  It included numerous (24) resolutions that needed funding sources.  All recommended funding...

Every 3rd Thursday of each month Decatur Youth Services will be holding a Mentoring Training Session for Volunteers who want to become involved in the community by mentoring the youths in Decatur City Schools. Mentors must : Be willing to mentoring a child for an hour...

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