As dean of the district-commission staff at Fulton County, Rick has authored more legislation to help families than any other official at the Commission. His skill set and track record of leadership experience makes him uniquely qualified to help North Fulton residents get their share of county resources and services.
In 2021, Rick wrote the legislation allowing Fulton County to accept more than $200 million in American Rescue Plan funds, prioritizing home mortgage assistance; rental assistance; funds for summer youth jobs and training; grants for small businesses and nonprofit organizations adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Rental assistance reached people all across the county, thanks in part, to the partnership Rick helped build with the Magistrate Court to provide in-Court rental relief services to intercept eviction proceedings . To date, Fulton County has delivered more than $75 million assistance to our families during the pandemic.
In Rick’s role as a special assistant to the Board of Commissioners, he also played a role in advocating at the state and federal level to ensure our cities received their fair share of the billions of dollars of infrastructure funds to build roads, restore buildings, gain access to broadband, and much more.
VOTING RIGHTS AND ACCESS TO THE BALLOT BOX
Rick wrote the Fulton County Resolution that ordered the county manager and the county attorney to develop methods and ways to legally fight voter suppression laws and tactics such as SB202. Republicans did NOT vote for the Blalock-written legislation, but Democrats prevailed and the resolution was adopted and was also to be sent to the President, Vice President Harris, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and members of Congress.
RACE RELATIONS AND BUILDING UNITY IN COMMUNITY
On the heels of the Black Lives Matter movement, Rick also authored the County’s resolution formally observing
Black History Month and recognition of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a way to
unite Fulton County across all races and creeds.
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