Feb 17, 2016
I am looking for an aide to help with constituent services for the rest of February March and April. The ideal candidate would be someone who is at least a high school graduate and has college experience. The person needs to have good writing skills and be able to create letters regarding key policy issues that I draft. This would be a great learning experience for someone who enjoys working with the public and attending committee meeting as well as researching potential legislation. In my efforts to be extremely responsive to the needs of our community, this person would be able to represent me at community events on occasions when I am not able to attend all of the requested events. Experience working with social media is a plus. The hours would be 930 to 5 PM and are somewhat flexible.
Feb 13, 2016
Today, we marked the opening of a new intersection in Porterdale at the Burger King. This project was almost $2 million and significantly improves the safety of this very busy area. Mayor Arline Chapman, Representative Dickerson, Chairman Keith Ellis and Commissioner JC Henderson join me at the event that was funded by SPLOST.
Feb 11, 2016
Working to find solutions to STOP sex trafficking. Thank you to Senator Renee Unterman and all of the non-profits for their leadership with this important issue.
Feb 11, 2016
It was a pleasure to welcome a constituent, Christian Johnson, as a page in the Georgia Senate recently. It is important for us to connect with the youth of our community and promote civic engagement. I was delighted to welcome Mr. Johnson to the Senate for his inaugural experience in state politics.
Feb 8, 2016
Last week I met with Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy. As the future protectors of our state, I encouraged the cadets to act as leaders and role models for our local communities. I was very impressed with the fact that the program allows students to earn college credit while also getting POST certified. This allows them to be very close to earning their Associates Degree by completing the course that is full time for 17 weeks.
I am also pleased to announce that one of our community initiatives is well under way. The Granite Crossing in the City of Lithonia was awarded grant money in 2015, which will fund the development through 2016. The property will have 74 affordable housing units and I am told that tenants may begin moving in as early as January 2017.
Feb 2, 2016
EMetro Times recently covered JaNice’s appointment to the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Oversight Committee (MARTOC), the Healthcare Delivery and Pharmacology Subcommittee and the Academic Achievement Subcommittee.
Check out the full story here.