DeKalb’s Board of Commissioners elect 2020 leadership

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Steve Bradshaw elected as presiding officer, Lorraine Cochran-Johnson as deputy presiding officer


The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to elect Commissioner Steve Bradshaw as the board’s presiding officer on Jan. 14.  Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson was elected deputy presiding officer.

Bradshaw began his term as the District 4 Commissioner on Jan. 1, 2017. He has served as the deputy presiding officer since January 2018 and was also elected to that position by unanimous vote of his colleagues.

“I would like to thank my esteemed colleagues on this Board of Commissioners for your vote of confidence,” Bradshaw said in his remarks today.  “I am indeed honored and humbled by your demonstration of support. As we move forward, I will work hard to prove myself worthy of your vote of confidence.”

Since taking office, Bradshaw has served on several committees. He began serving as chair of the Public Works & Infrastructure committee in January 2019. He also served as chair of the County Operations Committee (2017 and 2018) and as a member of the Planning, Economic Development and Community Committee (2017, 2018 and 2019). Commissioner Bradshaw also served on the Procurement Ad Hoc Committee (2018 and 2019) and the Executive Evaluation Committee (2019).

Cochran-Johnson took office in January 2019. She currently serves on the Planning, Economic Development and Community Services Committee and is the incoming chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. She also served on the Employee Relations and Public Safety Committee in 2019.

“I am honored to serve alongside Commissioner Bradshaw,” Cochran-Johnson said. “I will work hard to represent DeKalb and I am grateful for the opportunity to expand my role on the Board of Commissioners.”

“Collectively, we, as the Board of Commissioners, will continue to work diligently on behalf of the citizens of DeKalb County,” Bradshaw said. “And we thank you for affording us the opportunity to serve.”


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