Tucker Summit CID
Tucker Summit CID
At the quarterly CID owners’ meeting on October 3, the Stone Mountain CID unveiled that it is now Tucker Summit Community Improvement District. The primary reason for the change was due to the fact that the CID was located entirely within the city of Tucker and not Stone Mountain.

This decision was not made lightly and the process, which took more than three months, entailed surveys, interviews and focus groups. “We feel that this new name more accurately represents who we are as a business community and where we intend to head in the future,” said CID president Emory Morsberger. The CID is proud of the strong relationships it has with the Tucker Police Department, the Tucker Fire Department, the City of Tucker government and Tucker community. With the new name, Tucker Summit CID will only strengthen these bonds.

The new logo is bolder with brighter colors and is fresher with acknowledgements to the district’s industrial past — the cog representing the rising sun — combined with the image of the summit reaching towards the future. The new tagline, “Connectivity, Convenience & Accessibility” communicates the centrality of the district to major thoroughfares and destinations throughout metro Atlanta and beyond.
Tucker Summit CID Logo Reveal
Watch the "Reveal Video" here!

October 3 CID Owners' Meeting Highlights

The CID owners’ meeting was well attended on October 3 at Stone Ridge Event Center. Many esteemed Tucker and DeKalb officials were present for the big name change announcement.

Mayor Frank Auman congratulated the CID on the wonderful job it’s doing and gave a brief update on the City of Tucker.

DeKalb County Police Detective E.G. Perkins and Tim Quinn of Plaza security provided updates on the current low crime rates in the district and gave tips on how to keep the area secure. Detective Pickens expressed the importance of “If you see something, say something,” and how this increases the chance of apprehending criminals in the act. Quinn cautioned the group on “tire dumpers” and to report them immediately. Jack Kaiser of Southern Care Lawn and Landscaping advised everyone to be on the lookout for U-Hauls driving behind businesses to look for dumping grounds.

DeKalb County Fire Marshall Chief Joseph Cox stressed the importance for businesses to install and make use of Knox Boxes. The Knox Box allows emergency workers to enter a locked building without doing any structural damage, while also housing important documents or back-up drives a business would need in case of a fire. Chief Cox encouraged everyone in attendance to visit KnoxBox.com and register their businesses.

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond described how Morsberger was the first leader to encourage him to run for DeKalb CEO. He then gave an update on the DeKalb County sewer situation. He reported witnessing more than 100,000 pounds of debris being removed and while the entire infrastructure is still a work in progress, and he appreciated everyone’s patience and support.

Southern Care Lawn & Landscaping’s Jack Kaiser, CID traffic engineer Larry Kaiser and Tucker’s City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt provided updates to landscaping and curb appeal, transportation improvements and CID street paving, respectively. For a list of completed resurfaced streets and tentative schedule for repair, please visit the SPLOST page on the City of Tucker website.

A collection was also taken up during the meeting to benefit “The Giving Closet” at Tucker High School. For years, high school custodian, Carolyn Collins, has been collecting and distributing food, clothing, shoes, hygiene products and school supplies to students and families in need. A total of $900 was raised at the meeting in support of the school’s charitable efforts.

To learn more about Carolyn Collins and “The Giving Closet,” please read this Washington Post article.

Photos by Kelly Jordan and c21 staff.
Emory Morsberger reveals the new Tucker Summit CID logo
Tucker Mayor Frank Auman
Tucker Mayor Frank Auman
DeKalb County Fire Marshall Chief Joseph Cox
DeKalb County Fire Marshall Chief Joseph Cox
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond with Emory Morsberger
A nice turn out for the CID owners' meeting
A nice turn out for the CID owners' meeting
CID Infrastructure Engineer Larry Kaiser
Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, Tucker Councilman Bill Resenfeld, Eurofins President Sy King, CID President Emory Morsberger, Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson and Jeff Rader
Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, Tucker Councilman Bill Rosenfeld, Eurofins President Sy King, CID President Emory Morsberger, New Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson and Commissioner Jeff Rader
Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Tucker Councilman Matt Robins and TermoPac VP of Operations Tasha Hill
New Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Tucker Councilman Matt Robins and ThermoPac VP of Operations Tasha Hill
DeKalb Chief of Staff Mike Davis, Tucker Development Director John McHenry and Rebekah Coblentz
DeKalb Chief of Staff Mike Davis, Tucker Development Director John McHenry and CID Vice Chair Rebekah Coblentz
Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Tucker Development Director John McHenry, Pepsi General Manager Skip Vaughn and Tucker Mayor Frank Auman
New Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Tucker Development Director John McHenry, Pepsi General Manager Skip Vaughn and Tucker Mayor Frank Auman
Spotlight on Show Season Grooming
Show Season Grooming is a manufacturer and distributor of pet products located at 4980 Hammermill Road in Tucker. The Show Season Grooming brand offers shampoo, conditioners, pet colognes, flea and tick medications and more. They also offer custom manufacturing for private labeling within the pet industry as well as many other industries.

The business, housed in a  33,000 square foot facility, has been a member of the CID since its inception in 2011. “I like going to the meetings as it keeps me involved in the processes of government and good stewardship of owning a business,” says Show Season Grooming president, Sandy Gyorgyi, on being part of the CID. “I always meet the most interesting people and learn so much from the members and the speakers.”

The pet product manufacturer enjoys the central location of the CID and the easy access it provides to anywhere in the city and major highways to distribute its products. Show Season Grooming has witnessed the dramatic changes the district has experienced the past several years and feels the improvements to the properties have boosted the area.

For more information on Show Season Grooming products and private labeling, please visit their website.

Eurofins Ribbon Cutting and Tour
Eurofins Scientific is an international company that provides genetic and analytical testing services across multiple industries. The Tucker location works in conjunction with Emory University. A ribbon cutting and tour of Eurofins’ second laboratory for the food testing, was held on October 3.


Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) and SunTrust Bank have partnered to hold home medical equipment collection drives on Saturday, October 20 at several North Atlanta locations to help support those affected by Hurricane Florence.

For more requested equipment and information on donation locations, please click here.
FEMA staff and FODAC volunteers prep equipment last year fordistribution to evacuees from Hurricane Maria. [Photo provided by FODAC]
Church of Latter Day Saints
Stephen Aboagye, regional manager of Tucker’s LDS Disaster Services, was recently in North Carolina coordinating distribution of several hundred tons of disaster supplies to hurricane victims. Click on this article to read more about the church’s efforts. To find out more about how you can help, email Mr. Aboagye.
Event Planning for the Holiday Season
Holiday planning season is upon us! Tucker Summit CID has three incredible event spaces to host your corporate holiday party: Tucker Brewing Company, Stars and Strikes and Stone Ridge Event Center.

When it comes to space, ambiance and friendly customer service, please consider these three locations to host your next event.
Project Updates
Traffic Operational Analysis will assess transportation alternatives for improvements at Highway 78 and Mountain Industrial Boulevard Interchange to increase traffic flow and safety.
  • Improvements to the interchange will consider modifications to the on- and off-ramps to improve traffic safety and provide relief to truck mobility as trucks enter and exit the ramps on the bridge
  • The long-term improvements may consider bridge widening in conjunction with widening of Mountain Industrial Boulevard, including various modifications to the side streets intersecting Mountain Industrial Boulevard near the bridge, so as to improve traffic operations.
  • The CID board approved the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) and directed the president to pursue this design with the GDOT for construction funding.

To have your business or event included in our next CID newsletter, please contact Emory Morsberger at 770-409-8100 or email emory@tuckersummitcid.com.