Marcus Kellum, MPA – 2017 Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leader


Marcus Kellum, MPA
Director of Beautification
DeKalb County Government
University of Phoenix

Marcus Kellum is the Director of Beautification for Georgia’s most diverse county; DeKalb County. He and his staff of 150 employees provide quality service to a population of over 750,000 residents. In 2006, he appeared in Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 Under 40” which highlighted Georgia’s rising political and business stars, and he also appeared in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta as one who provides a role model of excellence. Marcus was the second African American elected to the board of the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement in its history, and he led several code enforcement programs in Georgia to receive national recognition such as the 2016 AACE Innovative Code Program. Marcus has a master’s degree in Management and Public Administration and a leadership certification from the University of Georgia.