DeKalb Advisory Committee Meeting with Dorian DeBarr, Interim President, Decide DeKalb

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Name: DeKalb Advisory Committee Meeting with Dorian DeBarr, Interim President, Decide DeKalb
Date: September 3, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join the Council for Quality Growth's DeKalb Advisory Meeting featuring Dorian DeBarr, Interim President, Decide DeKalb Development Authority. 

Dorian DeBarr is the Interim President of Decide DeKalb Development Authority, DeKalb County’s primary economic development driving force to attract, expand and retain businesses in DeKalb County, Georgia.  Mr. DeBarr leads this independent economic development agency and is responsible for spurring capital investments, encouraging job growth, and fostering business sustainability. 
Prior to joining Decide Dekalb, DeBarr served as Chief Financial Officer at Invest Atlanta, the economic development agency for the city of Atlanta.  He was responsible for financial management and accounting for Invest Atlanta and each of its closely related entities, including, but not limited to, Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc., Downtown Development Authority, and the Urban Residential Finance Authority.  He also oversaw the fiscal welfare of each of the city’s ten tax allocation districts (TADs).  During his time with Invest Atlanta, DeBarr managed several bond issuances, including over $220 million of revenue bonds issued to finance the development and construction of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta; ensured that tax allocation district funds were appropriately utilized and oversaw more than $250M in fund expenditures, which resulted in capital investments throughout the city of Atlanta, including the Atlanta BeltLine TAD, as well as the Westside and Eastside TADs. 
DeBarr is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where he earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accounting degrees.  He is a certified public accountant in the state of Georgia and is an active member of the both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs.  DeBarr currently serves on the board of directors of Rebuilding Together Atlanta as Chair of its Finance Committee, Leadership DeKalb, DeKalb Work Source, Council for Quality Growth, and the DeKalb Library Foundation.
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Date/Time Information:
First Thursday of each month
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Contact Information:
Kimberly Steele
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