The members of the Brookhaven Commission are urging residents to volunteer to serve and become involved in a committee, even if those residents voted against cityhood for Brookhaven.
The commission met for the second time Thursday night before a crowd, that though large was not the standing room only crowd that attended the week before.
Commission Chairman Ben Vinson discussed the appointment of committees chairmen and committee citizen co-chairs, but said he would not announce the individuals who will co-chair each committee until next week’s meeting.
Vinson created 10 committees– five core function committees and five working committees.
The commissioners urged residents who want to get involved to reach out to them.
“We’re trying to make it inclusive to anybody and everybody,” Vinson said.
Additionally, the five commissioners voted unanimously to approve the three items on its consent agenda, which included a resolution to accept a gift of office space from Thomas Properties and the Peachtree Group, along with another couple resolutions to accept the gift of funds from Citizens for North DeKalb and from the Brookhaven Community Connection.
Vinson announced that he will bring in an executive secretary, a volunteer position, for the commission.
The only actual action taken by the commission was to approve the Brookhaven Community Spirit Art Contest, a contest proposed by commissioner Jed Beardsley to have students from Brookhaven-area schools create the city’s new logo.
“It will increase civic dialogue,” said commissioner Kim Gokce to Beardsley, “and I applaud you for that.”
Check back with Brookhaven Patch later today for more coverage of last night's meeting.