• PDK Family Air Show
  • Chamblee British Soccer Program
  • Kingsley
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  • DeKalb Police K 9 Memorial Dedication
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  • Tucker 2015
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Press Releases

Jul 02

Due to the great success from the Town Hall in Dunwoody and in response to request for another meeting:


Commissioner Nancy Jester Town Hall:

How To Appeal Your DeKalb County Property Value Assessment

Monday 6 July, 2015 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Tucker Reid H. Cofer Library - 5234 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084




Walter Hotz


Walter has been a lead national trial litigator for more than 20 years for some of the world's largest companies (including GE and other worldwide companies and for billion dollar plus financial institutions); Since 2007, Walter's legal practice has been solely focused on representing clients regarding their property tax assessments. He has been successful at every level in negotiating settlements, in representation before the Boards of Equalization, Hearing Officers, and in Superior Court.


The Honorable Debra E. DeBerry

DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court


The Board of Equalization falls under Clerk of Superior Court, Clerk DeBerry volunteered to attend the Town Hall to provide information on the process and be available to answer any questions you might have.


This is tremendous leadership and I appreciate Debra making herself available.

Jul 01

Commissioner Nancy Jester: The Burrell Ellis Conviction and DeKalb County


From Commissioner Nancy Jester:


Today the taxpayers, businesses, and residents of DeKalb County received a portion of justice long due to them.  I congratulate District Attorney Robert James on his success in Court today.  I thank Judge Courtney Johnson and the jury of DeKalb County citizens that heard this case, thoughtfully deliberated on the facts, and delivered their verdict. 


Today’s verdict, while important and necessary, does not close the book on corruption in DeKalb.  To the contrary, these verdicts, along with guilty pleas of a former Commissioner, are but a fraction of the justice that must be tendered to the citizens of this county. 


The fact remains that the trust and goodwill between the citizens in DeKalb and county government has been completely eroded.  This one case, albeit a significant one, represents one facet of the problems that plague DeKalb.  Corruption, waste, incompetence, bias, and an abusive bureaucracy have all found homes in various crevices of DeKalb County.  I remain optimistic that investigators, law enforcement officials, and prosecutors will continue to mete out more justice for the people.  Perhaps the harder task before us is to eradicate the quieter, but equally as harmful, scourge of incompetence, waste, bias, and abusive bureaucracy.  Only when we completely address all of these negative attributes of DeKalb County government, will we be able to regain public trust and goodwill.

Jun 25

DeKalb Recorders Court Closes June 30

State & Magistrate Court take over all operations July 1
DECATUR, Ga. – Effective July 1, 2015, DeKalb County Recorders Court will officially cease to exist, pursuant to a new legislation passed in the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly and signed into law. The new law creates a Traffic Division in the State Court of DeKalb County and assigns all other actions, including code enforcement, criminal ordinance violation, and parking ticket enforcement to the Magistrate Court of DeKalb County.
The two courts will share the former Recorders Court facility, now known as the Camp Circle Court Complex at 3630 Camp Circle, Decatur, GA 30032 , with one courtroom assigned as the Magistrate Court and the other four courtrooms assigned to the State Court of DeKalb County.
Jun 25

Dunwoody residents owed refunds for overlooked tax break


By Mark Niesse - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Dunwoody residents whose homes gained value over the last three years will get money back because they were overcharged on their property tax bills.


The refunds will be paid as a result of reporting by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and questions raised by Sen. Fran Millar, R-Atlanta, and DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester.

Jun 23

I support DeKalb County building a new animal shelter which accommodates the number of dogs for whom we need to provide shelter. For this to occur, it is essential we design a shelter which can safely house approximately 340 – 400 dogs.

I have and will continue to advocate for an appropriately sized facility that is congruent with my goals of fiscal responsibility and humane treatment of animals. We must also have a shelter with adequate capacity to meet our public health responsibilities.


Jun 22

Commissioner Nancy Jester Town Hall:

How To Appeal Your DeKalb County Property Value Assessment

Wednesday 1 July, 2015 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Dunwoody City Hall 41 Perimeter Center East, Dunwoody, GA 30346

Jun 09

The ban on P-Cards in DeKalb County is long overdue and just a beginning to reforms needed in DeKalb to restore trust, bring real reform, and establish true transparency, ethics, and integrity back to DeKalb County government.

I support serious efforts to expose abuse, corruption, and malfeasance. Exposing abuse of P-Cards is not small potatoes or sensationalism - it is uncovering waste and evidence of criminal activity, which must be sent to the appropriate legal authority and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Upon my election, I directed that my office would not receive any P-Cards or participate in the use of P-Cards. I have repeatedly called for my fellow Commissioners to voluntarily suspend using P-Cards. It is regrettable that it took the expense of taxpayer dollars on special investigators to force the County to end the P-Card program in DeKalb County.