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Commissioner Hall gives proclamation in honor of Washington Park centennial

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Atlanta’s historic Washington Park, Fulton County District 4 Commissioner Natalie Hall presented the Conservancy at Historic Washington Park with a proclamation celebrating the centennial. The proclamation was awarded to the Conservancy during the recent Washington Park Jamboree which included a jazz concert and community celebration.   The Jamboree was sponsored by Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta City Councilmember Michael Julian Bond, Atlanta City Councilmember Antonio Brown and the Historic Washington Park Conservancy and included presentations from the Fulton County Library System, the Fulton County Board of Health and the Fulton Fresh mobile farmers market.  

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Fulton Commissioner Natalie Hall Earns County Commissioner Certification

Through a great partnership between the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, Commissioner Natalie Hall received her Certified County Commissioner Certification at the 2019 ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy Leadership Luncheon in Savannah, GA. She completed nine (9) core classes which included County Government 101, County Government Law, County Government Finance, Ethics, Economic Development, Human Resources, Public Safety, and Public Health, Property Appraisal and Taxation and Leadership Institute.

Commissioner Hall was elected to her position in 2017. She introduced legislation, which was adopted by the Board of Commissioners in 2018, for other county officials to complete the same coursework. “County Commissioners consider a vast array of complex policy matters,” said Commissioner Hall. “The more I know, the more I can do for my constituents.”

Natalie 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 is that it’s completely inside of the City of Atlanta. Since joining the Board of Commissioners in 2017, Commissioner Hall has focused on testing, treatment, and education for HIV/AIDS, workforce training and employment opportunities, affordable housing, mental and behavioral health, seniors, youth, and civic engagement.

Commissioner Hall is a member of the following policy committees through the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG): Revenue and Finance, Economic Development and Transportation, and Federal.

Commissioner Hall is also a member of the Fulton County Board of the Health, the Atlanta Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) Governing Council, and has been appointed to a number of NACo boards and committees such as the Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board, Information Technology Standing Committee, Resilient Counties Advisory Board and the Large Urban Caucus Steering Committee.

Commissioner Natalie Hall appointed to serve on the Atlanta City Detention Center Task Force

Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall, District 4, has been appointed to serve as an ex officio Committee Member of the Atlanta Detention Center Task Force (ACDC) by the City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. As a member, she will be charged with evaluating the repurposing of the Atlanta City Detention Center that would benefit the entire community and serve as a Center for Equity – equipping residents with the tools they need to succeed.

“I am proud that Mayor Bottoms has appointed me to serve on this very important Task Force,” stated Commissioner Natalie Hall, District 4. “The Detention Center is located in my District, and I recognize the importance of ensuring that the facility is maintained and used as a place that will positively benefit my constituents.”

Commissioner Hall joins 13 other ex officio members who will bring their trusted insight, expertise, and government service to the Task Force. Commissioner Hall also stated that she supports Mayor Bottoms’ vision to put this underutilized facility to more productive use as a multi-faceted use center for wellness and healing, skills-building, economic mobility, and crime prevention for people, families, and communities impacted by the history of over-incarceration.

The panel members reflect a cross section of residents from various areas of the community including government, business, education, and entertainment; each of whom is invested in constructive solutions for what should be done with the facility. The first meeting of the Atlanta Detention Center Task Force is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 4 p.m. in the Atlanta City Hall in the Old Council Chambers on the 3rd Floor of Atlanta City Hall Tower, 68 Mitchell Street SW; Atlanta, GA 30303.

For more information, please contact the Office of Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall, District 4 at 404-612-8226.

Fulton Commissioner Natalie Hall Selected for National County Leadership Institute

Fulton County District 4 Commissioner Natalie Hall is one of a select group of county leaders nationwide who will participate in the 16th Annual County Leadership Institute. NACo’s 2019 County Leadership Institute is restricted in size with a maximum of 30 participants allowed in the Leadership class. The National Association of Counties (NACo) allows for just one nomination per state. Commissioner Hall was nominated by Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Executive Director Dave Wills to represent the state of Georgia.

CLI is a rigorous program, developed by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Cambridge Leadership Associates, which equips county officials with practical leadership strategies as they explore innovative approaches to address key issues facing their counties and constituents.

CLI helps county leaders develop their approach toward solving complex challenges. It provides tools to encourage innovation and creativity, resources for invigorating organizational culture, and best practices in effective communication, collaboration, and decision-making. This year’s program focuses on the demands of personal leadership in the modern era of government. As one of the selected participants, Commissioner Hall will participate in NACo’s 2019 County Leadership Institute in Washington, DC from June 9 through 13.

“I am honored to be among those selected for this program, and look forward to bringing back innovative ideas and approaches to serve my constituents and Fulton County residents countywide,” said Commissioner Hall.

Matthew Chase, NACo’s Executive Director, said, “County officials often address similar issues and can learn a great deal from one another. The County Leadership Institute fosters peer-to-peer learning and encourages common-sense solutions to challenges that counties and residents face every day.”

“My nomination of Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall for inclusion in the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 2019 County Leadership Institute was predicated upon my observation of her commitment to learning as much as possible, as quickly as possible through the courses offered by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG),” said ACCG Executive Director Dave Wills. “In addition to engaging in educational courses offered by ACCG, Commissioner Hall successfully advocated for the inclusion of Fulton County staff in educational courses. Her commitment to continued education and training confirmed for me that she would be a great candidate to participate in NACo’s County Leadership Institute.”

Natalie 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 is that it’s completely inside of the City of Atlanta. Since joining the Board of Commissioners in 2017, Commissioner Hall has focused on testing, treatment, and education for HIV/AIDS, workforce training and employment opportunities, affordable housing, mental and behavioral health, seniors, youth, and civic engagement. Earlier this year, she became a Certified County Commissioner through the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia through the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Commissioner Hall is appointed to a number of NACo boards and committees such as the Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board, Information Technology Standing Committee, Resilient Counties Advisory Board and the Large Urban Caucus Steering Committee.

Commissioner Natalie Hall to Lead Atlanta’s Juneteenth Parade

ATLANTA – Fulton County District 4 Commissioner Natalie Hall will serve as the official Grand Marshal for the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The parade will leave from Mozley Park at 1565 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30314 at 10 a.m. and travel east of Martin Luther King Drive to the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 1 Backyard Way. This year’s Juneteenth will be celebrated on the June 14th through the 16th weekend. The three-day family-friendly event will include a variety of family activities, musical guests, and cultural cuisines. The event will also include a number of physical activities such as yoga, meditation, and martial arts. Several Fulton County agencies and departments will participate by activating presentations and letting residents know about the programs and services available to them, including but not limited to the Fulton County Department of Senior Services, the Fulton County Library and the Fulton County Arts and Culture.

Commissioner Hall invites all Fulton County residents to join her for this important celebration. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when the last African American slaves held in Confederate states were freed. Juneteenth has been observed for 154 years, since June 19, 1866. The event is sponsored by the Association for the Study of African American History and Community Aid and Development.


To learn more, including how to participate in the parade, go to http://www.juneteenthatl.com

Commissioner Natalie Hall’s Conference for Graduating Male Seniors Ends with an Air of Optimism

Empowering Young Men to Excel features candid discussions and strategies for success

The Empowering Young Men to Excel Youth Conference sponsored by Commissioner Natalie Hall, District 4, ended on a celebratory note as Commissioner Hall applauded the productive day with the young men who attended the conference, all of whom are graduating high school seniors.

The one-day conference encouraged the group of young men to excel academically and professionally through compelling, encouraging conversation and productive strategies. Keynote speaker, Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman of the Board for 100 Black Men of America, shared his life experiences as well as expertise on personal growth and the key to true success. The lunchtime panel discussion also featured a candid discussion with industry professionals who turned challenges and difficult choices into roadmaps for success.

The presenters included:

• Terry LeCount, Retired National Football League (NFL) player of the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings and current Quality Assurance Lead at the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
• Calvin A. Brock, Jr., Chief Administrative Officer,
the Office Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall, District 4
• Rafielle Kirkland, Entrepreneur, I Keep it Classic Music Group
• James Williams, Talent Acquisition Partner, Sage
• Henry Mamulu, Cofounder and Chief Operating Officer of agriculture based company AHPEGS, Inc.
• Darius Brown, Speaker, and Author of Forgive Me Success Life Guide 101

The conference workshops included:

• Respecting Women – DeKalb County Super District 7 Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Retired Lieutenant Colonel William H. Johnson III and Anita Hall, Director of Legislative and Community Affairs, the Office Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall, District 4
• Developing The Leader Within – Terry LeCount, Retired National Football League (NFL) player of the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings and current Quality Assurance Lead at the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
• My Finances Are My Future – Rashedia Mayhane, Southeast Regional Vice President, Operation HOPE, Inc.
• How To Interact With The Law – Samuel Washington, Juvenile Probation Officer, Fulton County Juvenile Court (FCJC)

Commissioner Hall planned the conference the encourage young men to consider strategies for ensuring successful futures through healthy lifestyles, marketable skills, well-balanced relationships, and successful careers.

For more information about the conference, contact the office of Commissioner Hall at 404-612-8226.

Fulton Commissioner Natalie Hall Named 2019 Woman of Distinction in Public Service

Fulton County District 4 Commissioner Natalie Hall has been named by Women of Distinction, Inc. (WOD) as the 2019 Public Service Honoree of the Year.

Commissioner Hall will be recognized in the Public Service category at the 11th Annual Empowerment Luncheon, held on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 103 West. This year’s event theme is “Activating the Magic Within.”

Women of Distinction is a non-profit organization of women who are catalysts for positive community social change. WOD members share the common interest of social change in the nature of social institutions, social behavior, social relations of a society, and community of people. Members span from a wide variety of professions including entrepreneurs, corporate executives, attorneys, educators, media personalities and medical professionals.

“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition,” said Commissioner Hall. “Answering the call to public service is its own reward, so I am especially grateful when others take the time to recognize the work of elected officials.”

Natalie 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 is that it’s completely inside of the City of Atlanta. Since joining the Board of Commissioners in 2017, Commissioner Hall has focused on testing, treatment, and education for HIV/AIDS, workforce training and employment opportunities, affordable housing, mental and behavioral health, seniors, youth, and civic engagement.

Commissioner Hall is a member of the following policy committees through the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG): Revenue and Finance, Economic Development and Transportation, and Federal. Commissioner Hall is also a member of the Fulton County Board of the Health, the Atlanta Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) Governing Council, and has been appointed to a number of NACo boards and committees such as the Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board, Information Technology Standing Committee, Resilient Counties Advisory Board and the Large Urban Caucus Steering Committee.

See the Women of Distinction, Inc. 11th Annual Empowerment Luncheon, press release, here

Commissioner Hall to host Youth Conference for graduating male seniors

The Empowering Young Men To Excel Youth Conference is designed to promote unity and encouragement to continue to advance and excel academically and professionally.

Empowering Young Men To Excel is a 1-day experience for graduating young men which will include life-changing presentations and workshops; promoting their enrichment in healthy lifestyles, marketable skills, well-balanced relationships, and successful careers beyond their graduation. This endeavor is part of a greater effort by Fulton County agencies to prepare our young men for the challenges of the world. This effort is all about fostering opportunities to develop young men into successful citizens and become assets to their community.

The Empowering Young Men to Excel experience will include:

  • Keynote Speaker – Thomas W. Dortch Jr., Chairman of the Board for 100 Black Men of America
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Panel Discussions
  • Industry Exhibitors
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