DEKALB COUNTY CEO-ELECT
W. BURRELL ELLIS, JR. TELEPHONE: 404-929-1229
DEKALB CEO-ELECT EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2008
CONTACT: SHELIA EDWARDS @ 404-929-1229 or 404-732-6746
INAUGURATION PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR DEKALB CEO-ELECT
DECATUR – Final plans for the Inauguration of DeKalb County CEO-Elect Burrell Ellis have been
announced by the Ellis Inauguration Committee.
Ellis, who will become DeKalb’s 4th CEO under its current form of government, will be sworn in during a
Unity Service to be held at Saint Philips AME Church on Monday, January 5, 2009 at 10 a.m. The Unity
Service will include swearing in ceremonies for the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Commissioners,
Superior Court, State Court, Probate Court, Magistrate Court, Sheriff, District Attorney, Solicitor General,
Tax Commissioner, Clerk of Superior Court and the Board of Education.
Says Ellis on the Unity Service, “It is appropriate that we should be united on this day because we should
always strive to find a way to work together on behalf of the public we serve.”
In addition, an Inaugural Reception Honoring the new CEO will be held later that evening in the Grand
Ballroom of the Downtown Decatur Holiday Inn at 5:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN
LOCATION FOR THE EVENING EVENT. PREVIOUSLY ISSUED ANNOUNCEMENTS
IDENTIFIED THE LOCATION AS THE FERNBANK MUSEUM. THE EVENT IS NOW BEING
HELD AT THE HOLIDAY INN. There is no admission charge to attend these events and they are open
to the public. The dress code is business attire. Additional details on both events are as follows:
Unity Swearing In Ceremony
January 5, 2009 at 10 a.m.
Saint Philips Church AME Church
240 Candler Road, South East
Atlanta, Georgia 30317
Inauguration Reception Honoring Burrell Ellis
January 5, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom – Holiday Inn Decatur
130 Clairmont Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030