Between 100 and 150 stakeholders are expected at the event.
Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson, who is hosting the event at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur, said it’s the first time that this many key stakeholders will be in one room discussing the state of the county.
“We want people to really tell us what they think,” Watson said. “We are trying to get people to talk to each other.”
The 4-to-7 p.m. event is being held in recognition of Black History Month.
It will feature a series of panels on economic development, education, health care, politics, religion and the future of the county.
“You will be able to listen to Gil Turman and Dr. Sandra Ford and a host of other people,” he said.
He said the goal of the discussions is to inspire leaders and citizens to work together to raise awareness, generate community support, and collaborate on improving the lives of DeKalb residents.
The Porter Sanford Center is at 3181 Rainbow Drive.
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