PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND FORCING GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY
In his 19th year of service, Rick Blalock holds the distinction of being the "Dean of Staff" among the six commission-district offices of Fulton County Government. He was first appointed special assistant to the commissioner in 2003, by the late Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, and was renominated by Commissioner Khadijah in January 2021. In his role as special assistant, Blalock is a senior advisor providing strategic advice and counsel to the Commissioner in critical areas, including communications, public-policy development, legislation, political and intergovernmental affairs.
A JOURNALIST WHO HELD FULTON COUNTY ACCOUNTABLE
Blalock is a two-time Emmy-winning journalist, who before joining the Board of Commissioners staff, was a television broadcast reporter and news anchor at FOX5 News and 11Alive, who broke the news stories of the massive federal probe of public corruption in the Fulton County Chairman's Office and in the Mayor's Office at Atlanta City Hall.
Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism (summa cum laude) at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.
Rick is a member of the Society for International Development; Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (which awards the Emmy); a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and has been a life member of his fraternity since 1988 and served on its national board.
A LEADER THE NEIGHBORS CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON!
In the community, Rick has served as the secretary of the Board of Directors of his homeowners association (since before Johns Creek became a city in its own right). Also, Rick has been editor of his HOA newsletter and served as chair and member of the HOA Architectural and Control Committee. When it was time to make sure developers didn't cut corners on underground detention ponds, residents along Jones Bridge Road and Buice Road counted on Rick to advocate before the City Council and the Johns Creek zoning board. His effort and his presentation paid off--developers built detention ponds underground and out of site to maintain the aesthetic beauty of the neighborhood.
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