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ISSUE NO. 1 // VOLUME NO. 1 //FEB 2018

THE DISTRICT NEWS

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INFORMATION

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YOU

LIVABLE COMMUNITIES MAKE HEALTHY COUNTY

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WHAT'S INSIDE 2     Meet Commissioner Natalie Hall 3     2018 Fulton County Proposed Budget 4     Commissioner Hall Visits Grady Hospital

COMMISSIONER HALL IN ACTION

Top left to right: (L)Commissioner Hall attends the 50th Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service; (R)Commissioner Hall and Mrs. Howell, a 20-year Darnell Senior Center baker Bottom left to right: (L)Commissioner Hall and Shirley Crowder-Medows, Olympic hurdler and instructor at the Darnell Senior Center; (R)Commissioner Hall attends the 2018 Rustin Lord Breakfast, where the late Commissioner Joan P. Garner was honored 

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MEET FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER NATALIE HALL Commissioner Hall is Fulton County Commissioner of District 4, which encompasses the heart of Atlanta, downtown, Midtown, Old 4th Ward, and neighborhoods west of downtown Atlanta to Fulton Industrial Boulevard. The unique attribute about this district if that it's completely inside of the City of Atlanta.

Commissioner Hall is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of the citizens of Fulton County. She previously served Fulton County faithfully for 6 years as the Chief of Staff to the late Fulton County District 4 Commissioner Joan P. Garner, and has over 25 years of management experience in the public and private sectors.

An honors graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Natalie earned her masters degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration from

Top: Inauguration Day with Commissioner Natalie Hall, former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, and Keisha LanceBottoms, Mayor of Atlanta. Bottom: Swearing-in ceremony with the Honorable Judge Pinkie Toomer

Keller Graduate School of Management in Atlanta, GA. She received Executive

She believes in a holistic approach to health that

Management Certification via Caliber Learning

includes having good physical and mental health,

Center from the Wharton School of Business of

access to healthy food, access to quality healthcare,

the University of Pennsylvania. In September

gainful employment, and obtaining overall quality

2017, Natalie received the Certified Public

of life that sustains the individual and their family.

Manager certification from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government of the University of

Natalie is the mother of two adult sons. She

Georgia.

currently resides a few blocks from the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historis Site in the Old

On the County Commission, Commissioner

Fourth Ward neighborhood with her husband,

Hall will serve as Executive Sponsor for

former Atlanta City Councilman, Kwanza Hall. She

Fulton's Strategic Priority "All People are

has been a resident of Atlanta since 1988 and has

Healthy."

lived in the Old Fourth Ward for the past 18 years.

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2018 ADOPTED BUDGET Fiscal Year 2018 Proposed Budget: $1,007,018,326

The Board of Commissioners approved to increase the budget for senior services by $1,570,240 to cover adult day services, senior transportation, home delivered meals, and home repairs. The Board of Commissioners approved to increase the budget for the Community Development Department by $375,000 to provide funding for At Risk Youth programs within District 4 and to maintain for a second year the Summer Internship program for youth. The Board of Commissioners approved to increase the Arts and Culture budget by $190,000 for Fulton Fresh and the Gravel Crops program, as well as to provide a pilot program of art related classes for Fulton County Seniors. 

2018 Legislative Priorities Fulton County supports efforts to provide relief for tax increases to homeowners throughout the county. Fulton County supports long-term financing tools to help local governments address their transit expansion needs and regional cooperation to ensure appropriate integration and equitable connectivity. Fulton County seeks support for Community Associations Transparency and Protections language in the Official Code of Georgia. Fulton County supports policies that strengthen opioid abuse prevention protections by mandating stricter standards and guidelines for dispensing opioids to the public. Fulton County seeks a technical amendment to ensure their ability to fully represent a child in appellate cases is clarified and not infringed upon. Fulton County seeks balanced funding of the E-9-1-1 System. Fulton County seeks to improve its Election Day ballot tabulation management by requesting that O.C.G.A. § 21-2386(a)(1)(G)(7) be amended to allow for early tabulating.

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COMMISSIONER HALL VISITS GRADY HOSPITAL

Left to right: (L)Commissioner Hall visits the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center (M) Chief Executive Officer, John M. Haupert; Commissioner Hall; Executive Vice President, Rhonda A. Scott; (R) Commissioner Hall, Vice President of Government Relations, Matthew Hicks; Chief Executive Officer, John M. Haupert

Did you know Grady is the command center for all Atlanta region disasters, responsible for coordinating the responses of hospitals throughout the area?

On January 4th Commissioner Hall learned this fact, in addition to many more interesting facts as she took a tour of Grady Hospital. Commissioner Hall visited Grady's nationally acclaimed emergency department; Grady's comprehensive stroke and neuroscience center; and Grady's burn center.

Grady Health System is supported by the taxpayers of Fulton and DeKalb counties, and residents of these counties make up the majority of the service area, with an emphasis on the poor and underserved. Grady's investment in community health improvement resonated with Commissioner Hall. Hall's Uncle, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, John Stroger, dedicated himself to county health care.

"I grew up watching my Uncle John support Cook County's indigent citizens and the hospital that provided them with free health care and emergency services. Cook County hospital was a life line for so many people who would otherwise not receive the care they needed to sustain them and keep them alive," said Hall.  

For Commissioner Hall, Grady is the life line for Fulton County. As the executive sponsor for All People are Healthy, this tour of Grady Hospital served as a way for Commissioner Hall to witness all the ways "Grady Gets It Done" through their state-of-the-art equipment; their highly qualified team of surgeons, nurses, and other specialists; and services that cater to a wide variety of patients.

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EVENTS Board of Commissioners Recess Meeting-Wednesday, February 21, 2018-10 am-141 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting-Wednesday, March 7, 2018-10 am-141 Pryor St. Sw, Atlanta, GA 30303 Commissioner Natalie Hall is always on the lookout for dedicated Fulton County residents to serve on various appointed board. If you are interested in serving on a board, please Contact Commissioner Hall's office at 404-612-8226.

COMMISSIONER HALL HONORS EDNA STIGGER On January 10th, Commissioner Natalie Hall presented Edna Stigger from the Fulton County Board of Health with a proclamation, honoring Edna for her 25 years of outstanding service with Fulton County.

From top to right:Â (T) Colleagues, friends, and family honor Edna Stigger; (L) Commissioner Hall presents proclamation; (R) Edna Stigger, Fulton County Board of Health

We want to hear from you! Do you have questions, comments, ideas, or concerns? If so, please contact us: Commissioner Natalie Hall, District 4 Fulton County Government Center 141 Pryor Street SW, 10th floor Atlanta, GA 30303 Call: 404-612-8226 Email: district4@fultoncountyga.gov

The Fulton County District 4 Newsletter Feb.2018  
The Fulton County District 4 Newsletter Feb.2018  
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