Black Male Empowerment Conference: Keynote Address

WED, JUN 16, 2010 (33:31)

At a conference called “Moving Forward While Reaching Back”, Dekalb County Georgia Commissioner Lee May talks about empowering leaders.

+ BIO: Lee May

Commissioner Lee May is the youngest person in the history of DeKalb County Government to be elected to serve on the Board of Commissioners. DeKalb County District 5 voters elected him to a four year term as Commissioner in November 2008. District 5 serves the following DeKalb County areas: Conley, Conyers, Decatur, Ellenwood, Lithonia and Stone Mountain. DeKalb County Board of Commissioners oversees a $600+ million budget and Commissioner May serves as the voice for nearly 160,000 residents located in the heart of one of the most affluent African-American communities in the country. May campaigned on a platform to address the concerns of the people and he stands on a promise to make a positive impact in his community. He currently serves as the Deputy Presiding Officer of the Board of Commissioners, Chairman of the Planning & Economic Development Committee, and a member on the Public Safety and General Safety Committee. May is the Chairman of the Community and Economic Development Steering Committee with (NACo) National Association of Counties). He is a proud member and leader within the Association of County Commissioners (ACCG), Georgia Democratic Party State Committee, Leadership Georgia, Leadership DeKalb, and Young Elected Officials Network (YEO). He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and serves as one of the youngest ordained Elders at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Eddie L. Long. Commissioner May is a 1998 honors graduate of the historic Clark Atlanta University, and the prestigious Emory University. May is married to wife Robin and father to daughters Ryann Kimberly and Reagan Leanne.

Partner
Georgia Perimeter College
Series
African American Culture Series