Stone Mountain resident Lance Hammonds has been appointed by DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson to the DeKalb Public Safety and Judicial Facilities Authority.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our community in this capacity,” said Hammonds. “This is a volunteer position and I look forward to providing my input to assist the commissioners in any way.”
The authority was created by the War or Terrorism Local Assistance Act to oversee debt issuance concerning facilities, which are to be used by judicial, homeland security, police, fire, rescue, and emergency medical services.
The five-member board of volunteers is charged with providing input on several areas regarding finances, including refunding bonds for public safety and judicial projects in the county.
Hammonds points out the Gregory Adams Juvenile Justice Center on Memorial Drive in Decatur as one of the projects funded with bonds approved by the Authority. Hammonds said the state-of the art, 110,000-square-foot facility opened in 2007.
Hammonds is an account manager for NorFalco Inc., one of the largest merchant marketers of sulfuric acid in North America.
In addition to serving on the Authority, Hammonds also serves as the DeKalb NAACP's first vice president and volunteers with local YMCAs.