The DeKalb County Development Authority has a new leader: Judy Turner was elected chairman by her colleagues on the quasi-governmental agency, a spokesperson for county CEO Burrell Ellis said Thursday.
Her selection at a special meeting Wednesday followed the resignation this week of former Chairman Eugene Walker. He quit the board, citing controversy over his support for tax breaks to developer Sembler Co.
Ty Tagami is the state education reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Since joining the newspaper in 2002, he has written about everything from hurricanes to homelessness. He has deep experience covering local government and education, and can often be found under the Gold Dome when lawmakers meet or in a school somewhere in the state.