Debbie Schneider, Policy Advisor

Debbie Schneider is the Policy Advisor for Commissioner Rader.  An Alabama native, Debbie has been a resident of DeKalb County since 1972, and was employed by the DeKalb County Planning Department from 1973-1980. She coordinated the citizen participation element of the County's first comprehensive land use plan and also worked with human services and grants.

As a project manager for Elrick & Lavidge, Inc. Debbie managed government based survey research projects such as the State of Florida Pricing Study. 

As a full-time mom of three sons, Debbie managed Schneider Research Services, a planning firm which provided support to the DeKalb Commission as well as small businesses. During this period, she was appointed and subsequently chaired the DeKalb Planning Commission.

Debbie holds a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech and a bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Florida.

Currently, Debbie is serving as Commissioner Rader's Policy Advisor, a position which entails developing strategies to address existing and emerging issues for the citizens in District 2.