Commissioner Dexter Fisher, District 5
2023 – present
Represents the Forest Heights, Homewood Hills, Moss Side and Country Club Estates neighborhoods.
Delinquency Prevention Initiative: Fisher advocated for a delinquency prevention initiative and the reopening of community centers in Broadacres and Parkview using funding from Athens’ share of the American Rescue Plan. Together with Commissioner Tiffany Taylor, he was able to secure funding for the Boys and Girls Club to start this program in August 2023.
Single-Family Housing: Fisher has pushed for local government housing policy to focus on increasing the availability of single-family housing for working-class and middle-class professionals. He went so far as to vote against the acceptance of the 2023 affordable housing investment strategy because it focused on building affordable rental housing for low-income and working class people rather than on single-family housing.
Fisher went on Tim Bryant’s radio show in March after announcing his candidacy in 2022.
Fisher also went on WUGA during the 2022 campaign: