Active Living’s Lee Williams Receives Thomas O. Davis Award

lee croppedLee Williams, Facility Manager for Decatur Active Living, was presented the Thomas O. Davis Award last night at the June Decatur Business Association Meeting. Lee has worked for the City of Decatur since 2000 and always goes above and beyond to serve the community. He has taught many children how to ride bikes safely, managed sports camps and adult programming and has been an active participant in the Safe Routes to School program. Lee also serves as a great mentor to teens and young men in the community.

Decatur’s Thomas O. Davis Award honors a public employee who has helped strengthen the bond between government and the community, served as a role model for others in public service, contributed to the well-being of the community, inspired others to get involved in public service, and served the public with respect. The award is named for Decatur’s long-time city attorney.

We are very proud of Lee and feel lucky to have the opportunity to work with him!

Mr. Williams With His Family

Mr. Williams With His Family

Bonfire on the Square is Thursday, December 18


Be sure to bring the family out for the Decatur Business Association’s annual Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast on Thursday, December 18 from 7 – 8 pm on the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Decatur. The event is free.

Mom and Dad can stop by some of the local shops for the last night of Terrific Thursdays.

Attention Golfers: Inaugural DBA Golf Open


Be a part of Decatur Business Association’s Inaugural Golf Tournament, Monday, Sept. 30, at Smoke Rise Country Club, 4900 Chedworth Drive in Stone Mountain. Registration begins at 10 am, with a shotgun start at 11 am. Your $125 registration fee covers beer, lunch, range balls, cart and greens fees.

Afterwards we’ll gather at the Solarium in Oakhurst, along with more of our DBA friends, for an after-party with beer, wine, food, music, awards, raffle and auction. Non-golfers can buy $25 tickets to the party, and raffle tickets, too, using the registration form.

The tournament is limited to 120 players, and player substitutions can be made at any times. However, no-shows or cancellations after Sept. 20 are nonrefundable.

Click here for the registration form.

A Bonfire to Keep You Warm

The annual Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast is tomorrow night, Thursday, December 16 at 7pm on the Old Courthouse Square. What a great way to do something fun outside and keep warm at the same time! Decatur firefighters come up to light the fire which will burn until 8pm. Children (and adults as well) can roast marshmallows provided by the Decatur Business Association, then visit with Santa on the Bandstand.

Thanks to Gerry Knotts from Public Works and his crew for building the fire pit and thanks to the Decatur Fire Department for keeping the fire and community safe.

See you on the Square!