Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee Many and other elected officials honored APD Solutions’ CEO Vaughn Irons during the company’s fifth anniversary.
The anniversary celebration was held at the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta. More than 400 people attended the event.
May presented Irons with a proclamation that recognized his commitment to the revitalization of DeKalb County. Along with May, other elected officials at the event included Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden, Henry County Commissioner Bruce Holmes, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell and former Clayton County Chairman Eldrin Bell.
“This was truly a day to remember. I attribute much of APD Solutions’ success over the past five years to my staff, which consists of top industry professionals,” Irons said.
Irons is a longtime resident of DeKalb County and chairman of the Development Authority of DeKalb County. Irons’ company invested $5 million of new private capital for the revitalization of the Covington Highway Corridor and Hidden Hills Overlay area to establish the Panola Slope Community.
Also, APDS, a DeKalb County Neighborhood Stabilization Program Service Provider, leveraged $1.5 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds along with $900,000 in private capital to save DeKalb communities such as Piedmont Pointe. Additionally, through the “Get Home Now Program,” APD Solutions, created a pathway to homeownership for more than 225 DeKalb families.
Irons established APD Solutions in 2009. APD Solutions is a national neighborhood revitalization firm created to rebuild neighborhoods and renew the lives of people by increasing homeownership, reducing the number of vacant homes resulting from foreclosures, stabilizing real estate values and strengthening the local tax-base.