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NEW FROM THE CHAIRMAN’S OFFICE
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners will meet on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 10 a.m. in Assembly Hall.
The agenda for this meeting is available online at: https://fulton.legistar.com
Fulton County Recognizes Voter Education Week
The Fulton County Voter Education Outreach Team is traveling the county to educate voters.
National Voter Education Week, which begins Monday, October 3 and runs through Friday, October 7, 2022, is a week-long initiative to promote voter registration and preparation for election days. In recognition, the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections’ Voter Education Outreach team is hosting a series of events to equip voters with the tools, information, and confidence they need to cast their ballots.
“As the November 8, 2022, General Election approaches, it is vital that the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections continues providing voters with accurate information and resources,” said Voter Outreach Education Manager LaShandra Little. “National Voter Education Week will be another excellent opportunity to once again reach out to voters to answer questions, encourage voter registration, and to continue our efforts to recruit poll workers.”
In recognition of National Voter Education Week, Fulton County will visit the following locations:
10/3/2022 Buckhead Library 269 Buckhead Avenue Atlanta, GA 30305 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10/3/2022 Addington Place of Roswell 550 Barrington Drive Roswell, GA 30075 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
10/3/2022 Georgia State University University Commons 141 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 10/4/2022 Deputy Registrar Chattahoochee High School, 5230 Taylor Road Johns Creek, GA 30022 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 10/4/2022 City of Union City 5047 Union Street Union City, GA 30291 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
10/4/2022 Georgia State University 3775 Brookside Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10/5/2022 Alpharetta Library 10 Park Plaza Alpharetta, GA 30009 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
10/5/2022 Georgia State University 55 Gilmer Street SE Atlanta, GA 30303 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10/5/2022 Morehouse College 830 Westview Drive Atlanta GA in LOT B near Tennis Courts 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 10/6/2022 CAU Votes – Clark Atlanta University 223 James P Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 Student Center Lobby and Bus on Student Movement Blvd next to the Student Center 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 10/6/2022 Georgia State University Piedmont North 175 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta GA 30303 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
10/6/2022 Midtown High School 929 Charles Allen Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30309 10:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. 10/6/2022 Lutheran Towers Senior Community 727 Juniper Street NE Atlanta, GA 30308 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 10/7/2022 Georgia Institute of Technology 349 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332 (Tech green in central campus) 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 10/7/2022 Helen S. Mills Senior Facility 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE. Atlanta, GA 30312 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10/7/2022 Canterbury Court 3750 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA. 30319 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
10/7/2022 Signature Health Care of Buckhead 54 Peachtree Park Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30309 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
10/7/2022 Northeast /Spruill Oaks Branch 9560 Spruill Road Johns Creek, GA 30022 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fulton County residents can also register to vote at each of Fulton County’s 34 library branches. Additionally, Georgia offers online voter registration. Voters can register by mail to vote in Georgia by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer. If you have already registered to vote, you can check your registration and remind family and friends to also get registered.
Early voting in Fulton County begins October 17 and ends November 4, 2022. For more information about how to register to vote, log onto https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcometoga.do#no-back-button
Fulton County Celebrates National Customer Service Week
This year’s theme ‘Because You Are Essential’ marks the 31st year celebrating customer service professionals.
Fulton County Government, long known for providing excellent customer service, is taking time to celebrate National Customer Service Week, October 3 – 7, 2022. Committed to customer service excellence, Fulton County integrates consistent, courteous, and accurate quality service into everyday performance.
National Customer Service Week received an official proclamation by the U.S. Congress in 1992 to help recognize the importance of good customer service along with those committed to providing it every day. In Fulton County, the Customer Service Division provides information on who to contact for services, can assist customers who need information in a language other than English, offers communication services for the hearing impaired, and can have documents notarized.
“People don’t think of great customer service and government as being as being synonymous, but at Fulton County, pleasing the citizen as a customer is our first priority,” said Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson. “Everything from kiosks, customer information desk, and a
dedicated call center to tying all employee compensation to customer satisfaction metrics have helped to set a new standard for customer service in local government.”
“Providing quality service is what we are all about in Fulton County,” said Customer Service Division led Brigitte Bailey. “Our customers are like any consumer. They want to be listened to and they want a provider that’s easy to work with who will always have their back. The professionals in our customer service department, understand this completely, which is why they put their hearts into providing top notch service daily.”
Throughout Customer Service Week, the county will host a number of celebrations including the presentation of a Proclamation during the October 5 Board of Commissioners Meeting. There will also be surprise visits to departments to honor the quality customer service being provided. On Friday, October 7, the invitation only Customer Service Legends Luncheon will be held. This event will showcase those individuals recognized for the high level of customer service they provide each day.
The Customer Service Division in Fulton County also offers a self-serve center with computers and internet access for residents to conduct official county business. For more information, visit fultoncountyga.gov.
FULTON COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES UPDATE
Fulton County Senior Services has many grant-funded programs available to help seniors maintain and improve their quality of life. Click on to hear the exclusive interview from Senior Services Director, Ladisa Onyiliogwu. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em1d0HWW-Gk
ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION PROCESS HAS OPENED & ADVANCED VOTING HOURS & LOCATIONS The 2022 Absentee Ballot Application process opened for Fulton County residents on Monday, August 22, for the November 8 General Primary Election. Absentee ballots provide the option to residents who need or prefer to vote by mail instead of in-person. Changes in state law in 2021 have brought many changes to the absentee ballot process.
To assist with the absentee ballot application process, the Fulton Absentee Portal is open as of Monday, August 22. Those interested in an absentee ballot for the 2022 Election can go to www.fultoncountyga.gov/absenteeballot or to https://bit.ly/3dQGaXK to 1) request an application, 2) download an application, and 3) return the completed application by accessing the Fulton County Absentee Ballot portal. To vote by absentee ballot in Fulton County, residents must first be registered to vote in Fulton County. To check your status, visit the Georgia My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
SIGN UP TO BECOME A FULTON COUNTY POLL WORKER
Answer the call: Fulton County is recruiting poll workers for the upcoming elections. Advanced Voting begins October 17 and ends November 4, 2022. Fulton County Elections staff are conducting recruiting fairs, so check for events in your community. Visit: fultoncountyga.gov/elections for more information.
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988 SUICIDE CRISS LIFELINE
Contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline to connect directly with a trained crisis counselor. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, confidential support to individuals in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress.
988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.
For more information visit the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.
SENIOR SERVICES HOSTING VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES
Fulton County Department of Senior Services will host three virtual open house events. The series will inform seniors, caregivers and community partners about grand-funded programs and will provide additional details about the overall benefits of the services and how to access them. All meetings are held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the following dates:
Thursday, October 20 http://ow.ly/Ht2i50Ko8Li
FULTON VOTES APP
For the latest Election news, download the free Fulton Votes app for Apple or Google Play.
This app gives users the latest Election information including early polling locations, sample ballots, key dates to remember, election results, and so much more!
Fulton County Board of Health is now offering the bivalent COVID-19 booster for patients 12 years old and older, without an appointment. This booster is designed specifically to offer protection against both the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 as well as the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 strain, now the predominant variant of the virus. Appointments can be made here, but walk-ins are welcome: https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/en-US/Get the facts about monkeypox & schedule a vaccine appointment at: https://fultoncountyga.gov/monkeypoxoutbreak
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY!
Property fraud is a growing concern for property owners nationwide and The Office of The Fulton County Clerk of the Superior and Magistrate Courts remain committed to aiding constituents in preventing victimization.
By creating an account and registering a parcel ID number on R.E.A.A.C.T. (Real Estate Activity Alert and Contact Tool), property owners receive alerts any time filings are made regarding the registered property! If the filing isn’t recognizable, you can contact the Clerk’s Office and local authorities.
So don’t wait! Sign up now to protect your Fulton County Property with COSMC – R.E.A.A.C.T., Fulton County’s new real estate activity alert and contact tool!
For more information and to register, go to apps.fultonclerk.org/reaact
EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR FULTON RESIDENTS OUTSIDE OF ATLANTA
Fulton County residents living outside the City of Atlanta who are in need of Emergency Rental Assistance may learn more about eligibility and submit their application online or call 855-776-7912 to speak to a live agent.
Follow the @fultoninfo Facebook page for daily updates & announcements!
For assistance contact:
Jennifer Freeman, Special Assistant to the Chairman
Chairman Robb Pitts’ Office
Fulton County Board of Commissioners
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Community Outreach Representative
Office of Chairman Robert L. (Robb) Pitts
Fulton County Board of Commissioners
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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