The (CID) recently received a $5,000 grant from as a show of support for the work that the organization is doing in the community.
The check was presented during a community gala that was held at the new bowling facility in Stone Mountain on Thursday.
“We are excited about the work that the Stone Mountain CID is doing and about the work to come," said Quincy Samson, Wells Fargo DeKalb County market president.
Gala attendess included the county’s new school superintendent, Cheryl Atkinson; state representatives Michele Henson and Steve Henson; DeKalb commissioners Stan Watson and Larry Johnson, among other county officials and community business leaders.
Larry Callahan, Stone Mountain CID chairman and CEO of Patillo Industrial Real Estate, shared his thoughts about a recent cleanup project, improving property values and making Stone Mountain a better place to live and work.
“Places that look well are safer. We are spending time and effort to clean this place up. We will continue to make this place shine and sparkle and make it a place that everybody is proud of," Callahan said.
The Stone Mountain CID plans to create jobs, said the group's president, Emory Morsberger: “Our goal is to work with government officials, education officials and all kinds of businesses to create two thousand jobs by the end of 2013," he said.
A CID is a geographically defined area where industrial and commercial properties agree to increase their own taxes in order to fund improvements. CIDs work in conjunction with the residents, local governments and businesses in the surrounding area. The Patillo Industrial Real Estate Company is one of 80 property owners who have signed on to participate in the Stone Mountain CID.