Taylor became the DeKalb Chamber president five years ago after a five-month stint as the interim leader. The city of Atlanta announced her hiring on Monday, and on Tuesday she sent a message to Chamber supporters thanking them for the chance to serve.
“We've worked to keep DeKalb a pro-business county, engaging with our elected officials and DeKalb delegation and helping our small businesses establish relationships with key decision-makers,” she said. “... I will take my same passion for people, economic development and workforce development to the City of Atlanta.”
Despite her new position, Taylor said she will not drop her campaign to restore the original name of Commerce Drive in downtown Decatur. A portion of that road was once named Oliver Street after a successful African-American businessman who died in 1906.
At the Chamber’s request and without the community’s input, the street name was changed in 1984.
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