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Updates - April 22nd: MARCH 25 – COLOR VIBE 5K RUN The Color Vibe 5K run at Point Mallard Park was a huge success as 754 registrants entered the run from 10 different states and one from Mexico! Runners from as far away as Arizona, Michigan and...

Hello All! It has been a couple of weeks since I shared an update and this past few weeks has been filled with many opportunities to share: Decatur Fire Department Council President Pro Tem, Paige Bibbee and I had the opportunity to attend the Decatur Fire Department (DFD)...

Perhaps our greatest discoveries are those that take us by surprise. The development of Point Mallard’s new Native American Indian Interpretive Walking Trails are a perfect example for this fateful phenomenon. In 2008, the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department received a federal grant to remove Chinese...

Weekly Happenings The week started with sharing about the wonderful signage additions to Decatur tourism platform that gives us another opportunity to share the rich and diverse story of our history.  Thank you to David Breland, Director, Historic Preservation Committee, Allen Stover, Community Development (Grants), Trail...

The next time you’re caught at a red light in Downtown Decatur, roll down your window (weather permitting) and look around you. With just a simple glance, one thing becomes very obvious—Decatur is growing and developing with ever increasing bounds and strides. From the Alabama Center...

We had another productive week throughout the City of Decatur.  While my message will highlight a few efforts I am familiar with, I will fall short of mentioning everything that our City Team is doing.  Remember a rising tide raises all ships. City Meetings My first meeting...

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