Community Improvement District (CID) Advisory Committee

As a recommending body comprising citizens and elected officials, the committee, aims to improve and sustain the city’s commercial and industrial areas. Through engagement with the business community, residents and others, the committee discusses and presents its findings to relevant stakeholders with a desire to create a diverse and complementary commercial ecosystem within the city. 


The CID Advisory Committee comprises seven (7) members, two (2) of which are councilmembers appointed by the City Council. The City Council establishes qualifications for members of the CID Advisory Committee, except that each CID Advisory Committee member must be either, a resident of the city, or an owner/officer of a business domiciled in the city. 

Each committee person shall be nominated and approved by the City Council. Should the committee member move out of the city, or no longer be an owner/officer of a business domiciled in the city, he/she may remain active until the City Council appoints his/her replacement. Members must attend two-thirds (2/3) of the CID Advisory Committee meetings in a calendar year. Failure to do so warrants removal from the committee. 

Current Members

  1. Renee' Cail
  2. Cornell McBride
  3. Sarah Simpson 
  4. Malaika Wells
  5. Greg Wright
  6. Councilmember Tara Graves (District 1)
  7. Councilman Robert Turner (District 2)

Ex Officio (non-voting) Members:

  1. Executive Director of the East Metro DeKalb CID

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I join the committee?

As stipulated in the committee’s resolution, citizen membership within the committee must be nominated, then approved by city council. Contact your councilperson for details.

2. Are committee members paid?

All committee positions are voluntary, without compensation.

3. What is the length of service for a committee member?

Each member shall serve a one (1) year term.


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