Serving on DeKalb Citizen Website Advisory Committee
Jimmy is an active member of the DeKalb Citizen Website Advisory Committee. He was selected and appointed to serve on the committee by District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson (County Commission District 5, also covers Stonecrest District 1). This committee was established and serves to advise County officials and vendors during the planning and publishing of a revamped website. The objective was to produce a friendlier, faster and, easy to navigate web presence; the revamped and much improved site went live in the fall of 2016.
Church Administrator Years in DeKalb
While helping his brother relocate in 1990, being stuck in the typical sluggish Atlanta afternoon traffic, Jimmy needed someone to pick up his children from school at Stoneview Elementary (currently in Stonecrest District 1). Jimmy’s brother, Joe Clanton called prominent DeKalb Pastor Jimmie L. Smith, who was able to pick up the children. This meeting with Pastor Smith led to a job as Church Administrator for Pastor Smith’s newly founded Light of the World Christian Tabernacle Int’l. Jimmy played a key role in establishing the start-up ministry, including the development of the Light of the World Christian Academy. Valued relationships were developed out his Light of the World tenure, including one with Pastor Bill and Dr. D’ann Johnson, D’ann provided tutoring and on-the job training along with Pastor Ruth W. Smith. Dr. D’ann Johnson was Jimmy’s predecessor as Church Administrator. Bill and D’ann Johnson are now Pastors at the New Covenant Christian Ministries on Phillips Rd, Lithonia, also located in Stonecrest District 1.
Longtime Lithonia Resident
Jimmy moved to Lithonia in 1986; 30 years later he’s still in Lithonia with his wife Edwina Clanton. All three of their adult children (Crystal, Jimmy Jr. and Alicia) graduated from DeKalb County schools; their youngest daughter Alicia also graduated from Strayer University, located in Stonecrest District 1. Jimmy is on the ground in this community right now and has been for years.
Jimmy has been employed with the Georgia Department of Public Health(DPH) for more than 20 years. He is the Digital Properties Manager in the Division of Communications, as well as the website developer and site manager for the Georgia Public Health website, the Governor’s Georgia Shape website and distribution and publishing manager for Public Health’s PHInsider E-Newsletter (Georgia’s largest circulated monthly newsletter containing public health trends as well as news, events and information from DPH).
Jimmy is able, ready and capable of serving the community’s interest as Stonecrest City Councilman for District 1.