DeKalb County’s District 7 Commissioner, Tax Commissioner and Probate Judge to Host First Town Hall Meeting of 2020

Allison M. Slocum
District Manager

January 17, 2020

DeKalb County’s District 7 Commissioner, Tax Commissioner and Probate Judge to Host First Town Hall Meeting of 2020
Year’s support and senior tax exemptions among topics to be discussed

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, DeKalb County Tax Commissioner, Irvin J. Johnson, and DeKalb County Probate Judge, Bedelia C. Hargrove, will a hold the first town hall meeting of 2020 to educate county residents on tax and probate issues and incentives.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA 30034.

“During my first year in office, I noticed many residents had questions surrounding their property taxes,” said Cochran-Johnson. “In addition, a large number of our senior population were not aware of the tax exemptions available to them or had been misinformed. This town hall will provide the forum for them to gain that critical knowledge and get their questions answered.”

The Tax & Probate Town Hall will educate residents on the tax exemptions available to those age 62 years and older as well as give instructions on how and when to apply.

“We spend a great deal of time in the community educating our residents on the tax breaks available to help lower their tax bills. This is especially important for our seniors and veterans living on a fixed income. This town hall meeting is yet another wonderful opportunity to continue to spread the word on what’s available and encourage our citizens to come into our offices to apply.” said Johnson.

Special attention will also be paid to the importance of Year’s Support, what it entails, who is entitled to it, and how the amount of an award is determined. Everyone is encouraged to attend to receive this pertinent information.

“We are delighted to educate the citizens of DeKalb County concerning the value of Year’s Support,” said Judge Hargrove.

The Tax & Probate Town Hall is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call 404-371-3681.

To schedule an interview with Commissioner Cochran-Johnson, Judge Hargrove or Tax Commissioner Johnson; or request media credentials, email or call 404-371-3681. Constituents and interested parties are encouraged to register for community updates and event notifications at