Throughout the weekend celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will be participating in area events honoring the civil rights icon.
On Friday, January 15, 2016, District 4 Commissioner Joan Garner participated in the 13th Annual King Holiday Human Rights Prayer Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. This event was coordinated by The Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council AFL/CIO. The commissioner joined religious, human rights, civil rights, labor, business, political and community leaders at this tribute to Dr. King's legacy.
On Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 12 p.m., District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. will give remarks and, along with Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John H. Eaves, will present a proclamation honoring the Black Pilots of America at their annual winter meeting at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 3833 Princeton Lakes Court, SW, Atlanta GA 30331. That morning, as part of the King Memorial Day of Service, Commissioner Arrington will be among those participating in a service project at the Maynard Jackson High School Rooftop Garden at 801 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312.
On Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Chairman Eaves, will provide the keynote address during the MLK Day Community Celebration hosted by the City of Sandy Springs. This will be the tenth year the City of Sandy Springs hosts a celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The commemoration will be at the Sandy Springs Council Chambers, Sandy Springs City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350. District 2 Commissioner Bob Ellis will also be participating in the same commemoration.
Also at 10 a.m., Commissioner Garner plans to attend Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at the Horizon Sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church at 407 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
District 6 Commissioner Emma I. Darnell plans to attend commemorative events recognizing Dr. King’s Birthday throughout District 6.