East Point City Health Dashboard Released
The City of East Point is one of 29 cities selected in the Put Us on the Map Challenge to join the City Health Dashboard! The Dashboard is a freely accessible, online resource to help cities leverage the power of data to improve the health and well-being for everyone in their community. We will now have access to city- and neighborhood-level data for our city on 26 measures of health and the factors that shape health, like preventable diseases and housing costs. This data will help us understand where gaps in opportunity exist and target actions to create a healthier, more equitable City of East Point. Learn more and explore our city’s data at
Volunteers Needed for Lead and Copper Water Survey
City of East Point Selected by National Fitness Campaign to Curate Jean-Michel Basquiat Outdoor Fitness Court Collection
On July 20, Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, in partnership with National Fitness Campaign (NFC), announced that the City of East Point, Georgia has been selected as one of only ten cities nationwide to curate a one-of-a-kind Jean-Michel Basquiat outdoor Fitness Court® as part of the 2022 National Fitness Campaign.

This unique initiative is designed to activate iconic public spaces by uniting the inspiration of world-class art and life-changing benefits of access to healthy infrastructure and will be the first of its kind in the southern United States. Mitch Menaged, Founder of NFC commented, “National Fitness Campaign is proud to welcome the City of East Point to the campaign as a leader in America.” East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham described the partnership as, “an amazing opportunity to reimagine our public spaces through art and promote healthy living simultaneously.” 

The Jean-Michel Basquiat Fitness Court initiative was born in 2021 as part of NFC’s Arts and Culture Series, which supports the NFC Grant Fund nationwide. This unique program features the artwork of the world-renown Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most influential modern artists in American history, with a functional outdoor gym, the Fitness Court. The partnership was made possible by Artestar, a global licensing agency and creative consultancy representing high-profile artists, photographers, designers and creatives.

NFC delivers a comprehensive community fitness and wellness ecosystem built around the highly acclaimed digital Fitness Court®, a free, seven-station, outdoor functional training center built in public spaces. This award-winning initiative is now welcoming its 500th city across America in 2022, following the first campaign in the 1980s with Wells Fargo bank that reached thousands of locations. Our goal over the next decade is to build a Fitness Court within a 10-minute bike ride of every American. Each Fitness Court® drives healthy habits to people across America, building community outdoors, and connecting people in the name of wellness.

The City Council adopted the initiative at the April 4, 2022, Council MeetingImplementation will include the City of East Point inviting leading healthcare organizations, corporations, and local partners to join the campaign and present this program to the community. Organizations interested in participating and being featured nationwide with the City of East Point as part of the Jean-Michel Basquiat Fitness Court program are encouraged to contact Christopher Swain, East Point Public Art Coordinator at [email protected].

To learn more about the National Fitness Campaign or the Basquiat Fitness Court initiative, visit

Photo: Rendering of the Jean-Michel Basquiat Outdoor Fitness Court for the proposed location at the John D. Milner Athletic Complex
Download Neighbors by Ring App for Public Safety Alerts
Use the step by step guide below to download the Neighbors by Ring app. Receive public safety alerts from the East Point Police Department and East Point Fire Department. You can also upload and share crime in real-time and other information with your neighbors. The Neighbors app is available for download on both Google Play and the App Store.
East Point Fire Welcomes 8 New Recruits
On July 21, the East Point Fire Department hosted their Recruit School Graduation for the Fall-Winter Class of 2021. Former East Point Fire Chief Ronnie Few served as the Keynote Speaker. Please congratulate the following recruits for becoming East Point Firefighters:

  • DeAnna Brown
  • Chemel Olds
  • Carlos Quintanilla
  • Ellis Richardson
  • Ezroy Thompson
  • Christopher Turner (Recruit in Charge)
  • Jose Valdovinos
  • Shaquille Weaver
FF DeAnna Brown and Chief Timothy Evans
FF Carlos Quintanilla and Chief Timothy Evans
FF Ezroy Thompson and Chief Timothy Evans
FF Jose Valdovinos and Chief Timothy Evans
FF Chemel Olds and Chief Timothy Evans
FF Ellis Richardson and Chief Timothy Evans
FF Christopher Turner and Chief Timothy Evans
FF Shaquille Weaver and Chief Timothy Evans
East Point Fire Chief Corey Thornton, the East Point Fire Command Staff, and the Fall-Winter Recruit Class of 2021
East Point Fire Fall-Winter Recruit Class of 2021 Graduation Video
9-Volt Battery Safety
8 Students Complete the EPA Environmental Workforce Development Job Training Program
Congratulations to our graduates who completed the Environmental Workforce Development Job Training Program in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Eight students completed the 12-week training program and took 146 hours of coursework in Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Fundamentals and Advanced Fundamentals, along with a professional development certification from Clayton State University.

On July 26, the City of East Point hosted a graduation ceremony for the students. East Point City Councilman Myron B. Cook and Jimmy Thomas, Director of Environmental Operations, Georgia at J5 GBL, delivered messages to the graduates. Please congratulate the following students:

- John Allen
- Keyanna Beamon
- Daiquiri Colton
- Andreana Jackson
- Tenee Jackson
- Joshua King
- Ashton Manning (not pictured)
- London Wagner

The next cohort of this job training program will begin August 14th.
Mr. Jimmy Thomas, John Allen, and Councilman Myron Cook
Mr. Jimmy Thomas, Keyanna Beamon, and Councilman Myron Cook
Mr. Jimmy Thomas, Daiquiri Colton, and Councilman Myron Cook
Mr. Jimmy Thomas, Andreana Jackson, and Councilman Myron Cook
Mr. Jimmy Thomas, Tenee Jackson, and Councilman Myron Cook
Mr. Jimmy Thomas, London Wagner, and Councilman Myron Cook
Mr. Jimmy Thomas, Joshua King, and Councilman Myron Cook
Jeffrey Reeves Returns as Public Works Director
The City of East Point is proud to have Jeffrey Reeves return as the new Public Works Director after retiring in July of 2021. Reeves has been with the City of East Point since 2007. He's served as a Customer Care Representative, Construction Inspector, Construction Manager, Interim Public Works Director and was promoted to Public Works Director in 2016. He's most known for serving as the host of our popular summer concert series, "Wednesday Wind Down In The Point." Prior to working for the City of East Point, Reeves worked for the City of Atlanta Water Department for 12 years and Fulton County for five years. He says he looks forward to providing quality service for the residents of East Point.
East Point Contracts & Procurement Department Welcomes New Purchasing Assistant Jekiria Bigby
The East Point Contracts & Procurement Department welcomes Jekiria Bigby to the City of East Point! Bigby is serving as the new Purchasing Assistant. Her mission is to apply strategic thinking in all procurement efforts while maintaining compliance with sustainability and diversity woven into everything she does. She is currently working towards her goal of completing her bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in management. She brings a wealth of knowledge from serving in prior positions such as procurement assistant, paraprofessional, USPS mail carrier, information technology specialist, and business analyst. JeKiria enjoys providing great customer service and helping others. She has received various acknowledgements and recognitions of appreciation from business professionals for the quality of service she delivers. In her free time, she loves spending time and traveling with her family. 
East Point Parks & Recreation Announce Winners of Architectural Design Competition
Group 4 1st Place Winners: Rhiley Johnson, McKenzie Hill, Kamaya Clemons and Khloe Scott
Group 2 2nd Place Winners: Zoe Curry, Kamaria Harkness, Railonnie Baker and Noorah Benson
East Point Architects & Engineers was the theme of the week from July 11-15 at the East Point Parks & Recreation STEAM Summer Camp. During this week, students designed and constructed a new recreation center for the City. Under the leadership of Ashley Murray, Founder & Executive Director of Educate the City, the students developed their designs using surveys from the community and computer-aided design technology. They presented their designs and were judged based on creativity, design, presentation and communication. 

Congratulations to all of the students and the following winners:

1st Place: Group 4
Rhiley Johnson
Mckenzie Hill
Kamaya Clemons
Khloe Scott

2nd Place: Group 2
Zoe Curry
Kamaria Harkness
Railonnie Baker
Noorah Benson 

Deputy City Manager Geneasa Elias thanked the students for their ideas and explained how they will be incorporated during the design phase for a new recreation center. East Point Parks & Recreation were awarded a $28,000 BOOST Grant from the Georgia Recreation and Park Association to facilitate programming and field trips revolved around STEAM. Stay tuned for more on this program! #steameducation

Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
East Point Parks & Recreation STEAM Summer Camp
Deputy City Manager Geneasa Elias speaking to the STEAM Summer Camp campers
STEAM Summer Camp Video
Leafy Greens Market Opens in East Point
On July 13, Leafy Greens Market officially opened to the East Point community. Started by Lovey Gilliam, Founder and CEO of Gilliams Community Garden, Leafy Greens Market features locally sourced and hydroponically grown produce, household staples, "Georgia Grown" items, and vegan chefs creating "hot-grab and go" meals. The in-store hydroponics system is a “spotlight” feature growing a variety of lettuces, tomatoes, and herbs. Market owners were joined by Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham on July 28 for an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Store hours are Monday thru Saturday, 8a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information about the garden or the Leafy Greens Market initiative, visit
Tri-Cities Business Owners & Aspiring Film Makers Attend Tri-Cities Business Networking Event & Filming 101 Session
More than 50 people attended the Tri-Cities Business Networking Event & the Filming 101 Session on June 30. Attendees networked with Tri-Cities businesses and Downtown City staff from Hapeville, College Park and East Point. They also learned more about the City's film program, how it benefits the City and how businesses/residents can engage with the film industry.
Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham Announces 2nd Annual
5K Run/Walk Winners
Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham is proud to announce the winners of the 2nd annual “The Healthy Point Healthy Schools” 5K Run/Walk on July 9, 2022, in the City of East Point. Dozens of runners and walkers laced up their shoes to celebrate the conclusion of “The Healthy Point: 90-Day Health Initiative” at John D. Milner Park while raising funds to support East Point youth. The celebration was filled with fun and games including kickball, pickle ball, youth flag football, health vendors, an aerobics warm-up, CPR demonstrations, music and healthy food!  

“The journey towards becoming healthier is easier when not traveling alone and I am so grateful to have crossed the finish line with East Point residents, City leaders, community members and people from across the metro area who are committed to this cause,” said Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham. “My hope is that our 90-day journey encourages people to remain committed to making healthier lifestyle choices each and everyday.”  
The overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were:

               1st Matthew West
               2nd Jakym Battle
               3rd Roosevelt Gilbert

The list of winners by age group were:

·        Overall Male: Matthew West
·        Overall Female: Zulma Stevens
·        10 and Under: Malik Swift
·        11 to 19: Kwame Swift
·        20 to 29: Linde Parcels
·        30 to 39: Jakym Battle
·        40 to 49: Roosevelt Gilbert
·        50 to 59: Rodney Harris and Crystal Hart Johnson
·        60 and over: Katherine Jackson and Rev. Michael Stinson

The winners will be recognized by Mayor and Council at the upcoming August 1st East Point City Council Meeting.

The City of East Point greatly appreciates our title sponsors, Humana & SA Recycling, as well as WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South, the Aerotropolis Community Improvement Districts, and the Food Well Alliance for sponsoring “The Healthy Point.” We are also honored that AARP Georgia, the East Point Farmers Market, the Tri-Cities High School Culinary Department, Market 166, East Point Parks & Recreation, BoxFit and Dynamic Duo Fitness partnered with us this year.
Fox 5 Atlanta News Anchor Deidra Dukes and Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham crossing the finish line
Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham poses with race winners Linde Parcels and Matthew West
Race winners Jakym Battle and Roosevelt Gilbert with East Point City Councilwoman Karen Rene and race winners Zulma Stevens, Matthew West and Linde Parcels 
Race participants join in a quick warm-up led by Rho Shelton, co-owner of Dynamic Duo Fitness 
2nd Annual "The Healthy Point Healthy Schools" 5K Run/Walk Video
Residents Engage with Law Enforcement Officers at
"Coffee with a Cop"
On July 13, East Point residents spent their morning and afternoon with the East Point Police Department and Councilmembers Stephanie Gordon and Starr Cummings at "Coffee with A Cop" at the Starbucks on Camp Creek Pkwy. Customers also got a chance to see East Point Police Chief Shawn Buchanan, Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon and a few police officers serving as Starbucks Baristas and drive-thru operators behind the counter. 
East Point Police Officers serving as Starbucks Baristas at "Coffee with a Cop."
Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon serving as a Starbucks Baristas.
Police Chief Shawn Buchanan takes photo with a member of the Starbucks team.
Councilwoman Gordon and East Point Police Hosts Back to School Bookbag Giveaway at Camp Creek Marketplace
On July 17, Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon teamed up with the East Point Police Department, 102.6 Online Radio, G.R.A.C.E., Situations Media, Smoothie King and Nancy's Pizzeria to host a Back to School Bookbag Giveaway at the Camp Creek Marketplace. Youth received bookbags with school supplies, free smoothies and pizza, and had their face painted.

(Photos Courtesy of DeSitaa Lipscomb)
Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon at the Back to School Bookbag Giveaway
Face painting at the Back to School Bookbag Giveaway
A young girl with her bookbag and treats at the Back to School Bookbag Giveaway
Detective Donna Bridges, a young boy, and Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon at the Back to School Bookbag Giveaway
East Point Partners with 8-year-old "kidpreneur" to host "Popsicles with Police"
On July 20, East Point youth cooled off in the summer heat with some sweet treats thanks to a partnership between the City of East Point and a local mobile ice cream business. Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon launched the initiative “Popsicles with Police” in partnership with the East Point Police Department to provide free popsicles to select youth in East Point and engage with local law enforcement officers. They teamed up with 8-year-old Courtez Straughter who owns the popular mobile ice cream truck, TezzyPooh’s Ice Cream, along with his mother Courtney Petty. Popsicle stops were made at the Jefferson Park Recreation Summer Camp, Martel Homes, and Cameron Run Apartments.

TezzyPooh’s Ice Cream is named after 8-year-old Courtez Straughter, who started his own business when he was 6-years-old due to his love of ice cream. Referred to as a “kidpreneur,” Courtez learned the ropes of owning his own business from his mother who is a serial entrepreneur. Courtez and his mother have a customized sprinter van that they use to book ice cream parties and events all over Atlanta. You can learn more about TeezyPooh’s Ice Cream at  
Youth at the Jefferson Park Recreation Summer Camp pose with Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon and East Point Police Officers at “Popsicles with Police.” 
8-year-old Courtez Straughter provides a sweet treat to youth at the Jefferson Park Recreation Summer Camp out of his TezzyPooh’s Ice Cream Truck. 
Jefferson Park Recreation Summer Camp camper Noorah Benson enjoys her popsicle at “Popsicles with Police.” 
8-year-old Courtez Straughter, owner of TezzyPooh’s Ice Cream 
"Popsicles with Police" Video
East Point Contracts & Procurement Hosts Vendor Talk Session
On July 21, business owners attended the July Vendor Talk Information Session hosted by the East Point Contracts & Procurement Department. Contracts & Procurement Director Yolanda Broome and her team demonstrated to business owners how to register as a City of East Point vendor on Ion Wave Technologies.

They will host Proposal Writing 101 on August 17 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the East Point City Hall Council Chambers. East Point businesses are invited to attend this information session to learn how to write proposals facilitated by Jerri Sumlin with H.J. Russell & Company. You can register now at
East Point business owners attending the July Vendor Talk Information Session hosted by the East Point Contracts & Procurement Department
Grammy Award-Winning Artist Stephanie Mills Headlines July "Wednesday Wind Down In The Point"
On July 27, the legendary Stephanie Mills graced the "Wednesday Wind Down In The Point" stage to perform her classic hits for fans. Thousands of R&B lovers were in attendance to hear her perform her timeless records. They also enjoyed soulful performances by Donell Jones, Algebra Blessett and the Soul Cartel Band. The summer concert series finale will be on August 24th in the Downtown Commons from 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

(Photos Courtesy of Desitaa Lipscomb)
Stephanie Mills
Donell Jones
Algebra Blessett
The Soul Cartel Band
Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, Councilwoman Sharon Shropshire, Donell Jones and Councilman Lance Robertson
Councilman Lance Robertson, Councilwoman Sharon Shropshire, Stephanie Mills and Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham
Kandi Burruss' Foundation Provides School Supplies to 500 Kids
On July 30, East Point native, Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, and business mogul Kandi Burruss used her foundation, Kandi C.A.R.E.S. to help youth prepare for the upcoming school year. Her foundation partnered with GOODR, East Point Parks & Recreation, Nouveau and Gardner Trial Attorneys to provide backpacks, school supplies, food, drinks and more to 500 kids at the Jefferson Park Recreation Center. For more information on the Kandi C.A.R.E.S. Foundation, visit
Kandi Burruss with Councilwoman Starr Cummings
Mama Joyce and Kandi Burruss holding backpacks in front of their Back to School Giveaway display
Kandi Burruss puts a backpack in someone's car
A volunteer puts backpacks in someone's car
East Point City Council Meetings Resume In-Person
August 1, 2022
Vendors Wanted for Wednesday Wind Down In The Point
August 24, 2022
National Night Out
August 2, 2022
The Truth About Power Outages Community Meeting
August 3, 2022
Health Equity Summit
August 13, 2022
Proposal Writing 101
August 17, 2022
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
August 27, 2022
Superheroes of Today Family Concert
August 27, 2022
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Important Dates
August 1: City Council Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2757 East Point Street

August 2: National Night Out from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at City Hall, 2757 East Point Street

August 3: The Truth About Power Outages: Community Meeting Hosted by East Point Power from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the City Annex, 3121 Norman Berry Drive

August 8: City Council Work Session @ 6;30 p.m. at City Hall, 2757 East Point Street

August 13: Health Equity Summit from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the City Annex, 3121 Norman Berry Drive

August 15: City Council Meeting @6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2757 East Point Street

August 18: Unity National Bank Financial Literacy Workshop from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2757 East Point Street

August 18: Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

August 23: Customer Care Closes from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. to conduct monthly staff meeting

August 24: Wednesday Wind Down In The Point @ 5:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. in the Downtown Commons (2714 East Point Street)

August 27: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament @ 10:00 a.m. at Sykes Park, 3224 Dodson Drive Connector

August 27: Superheroes of Today Family Concert @ 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 2757 East Point Street
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