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Community Briefs CITY LAU NCHES NEW PAR KS R ENTAL SIT E

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The city is now streamlining the park facility rental and payment process through the launch of a new online “Parks Registration Portal.” The page on the city website provides visitors with a one-stop resource for Dunwoody park facility reservations, rentals and payments. The portal also includes features to accommodate future recreation programming needs, such as class registrations and event sign-ups. “The Parks & Recreation Department is very excited about the new application and believes residents will be pleased with the convenient functionality of the site,” said Rachel Waldron, Parks and Recreation Program Supervisor. “The new software is ready for use as the city plans future events, adds new facilities and expands park programing to include exciting classes, and sports leagues for participants of varying ages.” To visit the new portal, go to dunwoodyga.gov, click on the Parks and Recreation department page, and the pull-down menu will include the Parks Registration Portal link. Users will be asked to create an account, check facility rental calendar availability, choose their preferred fa-

cility, and enter payment information. Rental confirmations, along with receipts and permits, are emailed automatically to registered users who reserve a pavilion or park facility.

HI R S C H A NNO UNC E S R UN FO R C IT Y C O UNC IL

Joe Hirsch announced Aug. 16 he is running for the City Council District 1 seat currently held by Councilmember Pam Tallmadge. “While continuing with the SPECIAL positive changes, Joe Hirsch it’s time for our city to demand excellence. Dunwoody can do better. We need stronger leadership,” Hirsch states on his website. Hirsch said he is known as “Public Comment Joe” for all the time he has spoken out at City Council meetings and states he is “willing to stand up when others stick their heads in the sand.” He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism and worked at outlets such as ABC News, Fox News and the Weather Channel. He is currently a member of the board of directors of VOX Teen Communications. Tallmadge has announced she is seeking re-election. Qualifying for the City Council race is Aug. 21-23. The election is Nov. 7.

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Mayor Denis Shortal, left, presents Tom McFerrin with a proclamation.

C IT Y C O UNC IL HO NO R S O UTG O I NG DHS P R I NC IPA L

The city of Dunwoody honored Dunwoody High School Principal Tom McFerrin at the City Council’s Aug. 14 meeting. Mayor Denis Shortal presented to McFerrin a proclamation thanking him for his years of service. The proclamation cites McFerrin’s “compelling devotion to the education profession” and thanks him for “creating a healthy and happy learning environment at Dunwoody High School.” McFerrin announced July 27 that he was stepping down as the school’s principal. He will be taking a new job as the DeKalb County School District’s Career Technical and Agricultural Education coordinator. A new principal has yet to be selected and McFerrin remains at DHS until a new one is hired.

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8-18-17 Dunwoody Reporter  
8-18-17 Dunwoody Reporter