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LAWRENCEVILLE (GWINNETT/METRO ATLANTA) GA – March 6, 2017
The City of Lawrenceville announces the selection of leaders to nominate individuals for the future Hooper-Renwick Legacy Preservation Committee. Those being named to the nomination team are Ms. Rubye Neal, Greg Lot, Marlyn Tillman – President of the NAACP, Gwinnett Chapter, Marlene Taylor-Crawford – President of the United Ebony Society and Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. The formal announcement of this nomination team by Lawrenceville Officials will take place at City Hall tonight at 7pm during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
“The City of Lawrenceville purchased the vacant Hooper-Renwick School facility to provide a catalyst for redevelopment in the immediate downtown area,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “The City recognizes the significant historical impact of the Hooper-Renwick community and is committed to commemorating this unique and important past as we move forward together to embrace a progressive and unified vision in a special way.”
The Committee is being formed to engage and involve the Hooper-Renwick community and outline multiple options for honoring and preserving the legacy and impact of Hooper-Renwick. It will meet and nominate a minimum of 12 and no more than 25 candidates for Mayor and Council to consider by March 15, 2017.
The Hooper Renwick Legacy Preservation Committee, once formed, is expected to meet once a month for a one-year term with possible trips to local parks, museums, and historic sites to gather information on the best way to honor and preserve the legacy of Hooper-Renwick. The City will provide an outside facilitator to conduct the meetings as well as possible consultants to provide conceptual visioning of various options.
For more information on the City, please visit www.lawrencevillega.org.