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Letter: Groce the leader DeKalb needs now

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

You may recall those days when downtown DeKalb was barricaded with chain link fences, when streets were blocked, when access to businesses was hazardous at best. It was the rehab of the area that seemed to go on and on without hope or end.

It was a time when coordination between the city’s departments and needs of the businesses was desperately needed.

It was a time when Jennifer Groce of Re:New DeKalb, without any authority to order anything done, stepped forward with reason and grace to encourage all to act to accomplish the common goal. It was masterful.

It is called leadership. The quality we need in a mayor.

Tom Smith

DeKalb

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