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The City of Decatur 2018 Annual Report: According to Plan

Five principles outlined in Decatur’s 2010 Strategic Plan guide decision-making at every level of city government. See what that's meant over the last 12 months in the City. Find out what your neighbors think of city government, and see how Decatur stacks up against similarly sized communities across the nation. And learn how the work of Decatur's seven volunteer boards and commissions mesh with the City Commission and the Strategic Plan. 

> Download the 2018 Annual Report here (PDF)



City of Decatur Annual Report 2017
Take a look back on the past year as Decatur city staff and government, and citizens, too, performed courageous acts, displayed commitment to the community, and discovered creative solutions to uniques challenges. Get the low-down on the purchase of the 77-acre Methodist Children's home site, and learn more about the Cottage Court project. 

> 2017 Annual Report



City of Decatur Annual Report 2016
Decatur welcomed two new commissioners and a new mayor. Here they provide insights into city accomplishments in environment, transportation / transit, development / economics, housing, demographics / population, and culture. Decatur's seven volunteer boards and commissions are highlighted 

> 2016 Annual Report



City of Decatur Annual Report 2015
This annual report provides an overview of the city’s accomplishments over the past twelve months. It features six main areas: engagement, innovation, performance, arts, governance and sustainability. 

> 2015 Annual Report


 2014 Annual Report

City of Decatur Annual Report 2014

The 2014 City of Decatur Annual Report highlights achievements in governance, quality of life, characteristics, innovation, participation and performance. Each section is introduced by one of the city commissioners or city manager and includes data from the 2014 National Citizens Survey.

2014 Annual Report


Annual Report City of Decatur Annual Report 2013

Decatur has a history of pushing forward and meeting new challenges. The fact that others are remarking on our efforts and our success is just one measurement that we are moving towards the vision set by our citizens and achieving the goals set out in the Strategic Plan.

2013 Annual Report


2012 Annual Report  City of Decatur Annual Report 2012

The annual report updates the community on the ongoing implementation of the 2010 Strategic Plan. It mirrors four principles outlined in the plan plus an additional principle that captures the internal work of the city government.

2012 Annual Report (PDF)


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City of Decatur Annual Report 2011
With a new strategic plan in place for the next 10 years, Decatur is already taking steps that will shape the community in 2020.

2011 Annual Report (PDF)




Annual Report

City of Decatur Annual Report 2010
In this Annual Report we take a look at how far we have come since the last strategic planning process, which began in 1998 with the Round Tables and resulted in the 2000 Strategic Plan. As we plan for the next 10 years, here is a snapshot view of where we have been and the roadmap we used to get here. 

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 City of Decatur Annual Report 2009 
This Annual Report focuses on Decatur’s ongoing strategic response to the current economic climate and the fiscal challenges across all economic sectors, as discussed in the narrative section of the City’s budget for fiscal year 2009-2010. Our theme is based on the generally accepted framework for addressing emergencies: Readiness, Response, Recovery, with an added category of Reinvention. 

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2008 Annual Report Cover

 City of Decatur Annual Report 2008 
The City of Decatur has a long-term and ongoing commitment to Sustainability. Sustainability occurs when our efforts to support environmental, economic, organizational/institutional and community goals converge. This Annual Report highlights how the city supports sustainability efforts and fulfills the organization’s purpose and responsibility. 

In the past, the Annual Report has focused on the various departments, their goals and key accomplishments. This year, based on input from focus groups of Decatur residents, we are using a different format and type of information. We are also including some of the results from the 2006 and 2008 Citizen Surveys. Let us know what you think! 

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Annual Report 2007 cover  City of Decatur Annual Report 2007


  • About Decatur
  • City Hall Renovation
  • MARTA Plaza Renovation
  • Decatur Citizen Survey

  • Government
  • General Government
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Planning, Zoning and Inspections
  • Administrative Services
  • Police
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Public Works
  • Recreation and Community Services
  • City of Decatur Telephone Directory

Click for City of Decatur Annual Report 2007 [PDF]




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