Citizens' Community Enhancement Commission


The Commission consists of nine (9) members, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Commission members are from among local civic, educational, commercial, eleemosynary and philanthropic organizations, to the extent that such persons are available in the community, and may include other persons who have demonstrated special interest, knowledge or experience, in planning, public relations, marketing, history, neighborhood preservation or related disciplines. The members shall reside within the City of DeKalb.

The Citizens' Community Enhancement Commission meets the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in City Hall.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.


The commission shall have 3 categories of duties and powers:
  1. Developing a strategic long-range plan which will identify problem areas in the City’s image and reputation, developing and recommending potential solutions to those problem areas and participating in the implementation of such solutions
  2. Dealing with the public relations and marketing issues that arise in the course of furthering a positive and welcoming image of the City
  3. Overseeing and reviewing various programs to beautify and improve the appearance of the City of DeKalb.

Commission Members

  • Susan Johnson – Chair
  • Melissa Beck
  • Deborah Booth
  • Brad Hoey
  • Jeanine Holcomb
  • Brad Pietens
  • Ellingsworth Webb

For More Information

To learn more about this commission, please refer to Municipal Code Chapter 65

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Staff Liaison.

Staff Liaison

  1. Jason Blumenthal
    Management Analyst
    Phone: 815-748-2396