The Perimeter Community Improvement Districts named President and CEO Yvonne Williams the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Sirius Star for her service to the chamber and DeKalb County.
“We could not think of a better leader to thank than Yvonne Williams,” said Al Edwards, managing director, CERM and the 2015 Chair, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.
The Sirius Star is the brightest star system in the sky, burning twice as bright as the next brightest star. The Sirius Star Leadership Award is bestowed upon the individual who has made an impact that is sustaining to the growth of the county. The award is presented during the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, set for Feb. 12 at the Georgia Aquarium.
The PCIDs straddle north central DeKalb and Fulton Counties, and encompass parts of three cities, Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, including the headquarters of several of Georgia’s leading Fortune 500 companies and some of the most desirable communities in metro Atlanta.
Over the past 15 years, the PCIDs have leveraged $31.2 million in the PCIDs self-taxing district funds in combination with $114.8 million in grants, and state and federal transportation monies to fund $146 million in area transportation, commuting, transit and alternative transportation improvements.
“Ms. Williams’ notable contributions to DeKalb and the Perimeter CID have been nothing short of phenomenal, and we want her to know that her stellar work has not gone unnoticed,” Edwards said.