City of Lawrenceville Offices Closed for Thanksgiving, November 27 and 28

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 at 2:33 pm

The City of Lawrenceville Government offices (including City Hall’s drive-through bill pay) will be CLOSED in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

All Government offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 1, 2014.

*Please note the following changes to the garbage or recycling pickup schedule due to the holiday:


  • Thursday’s routes (11/27/14) will be picked up on Friday (11/28/14).
  • Friday’s routes (11/28/14) will be picked up on Saturday (11/29/14).

NOTICE: DDA Monthly Board Meeting – Monday, November 24, 7:00PM

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 at 2:14 pm

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will hold its monthly board meeting on the Third Floor of City Hall in the GwMA Conference Room on Monday, November 24, at 7:00pm. For a copy of the agenda, click here.

Ring in the New Year on Lawrenceville’s Historic Square

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 at 2:50 pm


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS – 533 West Crogan Street Building Demolition Project

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

The City of Lawrenceville’s Engineering Department invites sealed bids from Demolition Contractors for the 533 WEST CROGAN STREET BUILDING DEMOLITION PROJECT in Lawrenceville, GA.  Bids will be received at the Mayor’s Office of Lawrenceville City Hall located at 70 South Clayton Street Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

To view the full advertisement, click here.

Lawrenceville Accepting Applications for Board Appointments

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Citizens provide a great insight and knowledge to City governments.

An avenue that the City of Lawrenceville uses to get this insight is through the various Boards and Commissions of the City. The members of the Boards and Commissions make decisions and help recommend and review policies for the City Departments and the Mayor and Council. The City has had a number of persons expressing an interest in serving. Since the Board and Commission members will face important issues, this questionnaire has been developed to assist the City Manager and the Mayor and Council in the review process of applications to determine applicant eligibility requirements and qualifications for Board or Commission membership.

Positions are available for appointment on the following Boards:

  • City of Lawrenceville Board of Appeals
  • Downtown Architectural Review Board
  • Lawrenceville Development Authority (LDA)
  • Planning Commission
  • Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

If you are interested in serving your City, please click here to download an application and return it by November 7, 2014. Thank you.

Lawrenceville Launches New Event Policy and Application Process

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 at 4:55 pm



Lawrenceville Launches New Event Policy and Application Process

First Application Window Open October 7 – December 1, 2014

With the completion of the Lawrenceville Lawn only days away, the Lawrenceville City Council has approved a new Special Event Policy, effective immediately, for all events taking place beginning in 2015. The new policy will be in effect for any of the following requests:

  • Use of the Lawrenceville Lawn
  • Road closures due to rental of the Historic Gwinnett County Courthouse Grounds
  • Pre-Approved Parade Routes, 5K or 10K Run/Walk Events

During this first year ONLY, as the new policy is implemented, the application process for any event requiring use of the Lawn or road closures in Downtown Lawrenceville will be rolled out in three phases between October 7, 2014 and July 31, 2015:

For events occurring in March-July of 2015

  • Applications will be accepted during the dates of October 7 – December 1, 2014.
  • Event organizers will be contacted regarding application status by January 6, 2015.

For events occurring August-December of 2015

  • Applications will be accepted during the dates of January 6 – February 28, 2015.
  • Event organizers will be contacted regarding application status by April 7, 2015.

For ALL events occurring in 2016

  • Applications will be accepted during the dates of May 1 – June 30, 2015.
  • Event organizers will be contacted regarding application status by August 4, 2015.
  • This will be the standard application window for all subsequent years going forward.

Please note: Submission of an application does not constitute or guarantee approval. Applications are reviewed in accordance with the Policy and the City will notify event organizers regarding their application status by the date specified above.

Once the City’s event calendar for the year has been established, no events will be added or road closures granted. When the next application window opens, events will accepted for the following calendar year.

The Special Event Policy and Event Applications for 2015 can be found at or by clicking the links below:

For additional information, contact Jenny Savoy at or 678.407.6598.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Local Businesses Targeted in Financial Scam

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Public Notice:
We have been made aware of several businesses in the Lawrenceville area that have been targeted in a new financial scam.

Someone claiming to be from the City of Lawrenceville has been calling businesses stating that they owed money for their utility bill and needed to make a payment at a third party location to prevent services from being disconnected.

Please rest assured that no one from the City will ever initiate phone calls asking for bill payments to a third party. Any payments made to the City should only be made through our secure website at or paid in person at City Hall.

If you have any questions or experience a similar situation, please call City Hall at 770-963-2414.

City of Lawrenceville Accepts the ALS Bucket Challenge from the City of Duluth

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 at 4:31 pm

The City of Lawrenceville was challenged by the City of Duluth to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We passed the challenge on to the City of Suwanee, the Aurora Theatre, Gwinnett Medical center, and the Georgia Gwinnett College!

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Ten Lawrenceville Businesses Receive Golden Hammer Awards

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Local Awards Program Recognizes Businesses and Community Leaders


Recently, the City of Lawrenceville hosted their annual Golden Hammer Awards program, honoring local businesses for their contribution to the revitalization efforts and growth throughout the community. Ten businesses were presented with Golden Hammer Awards at the ceremony held at the 550 Trackside event facility just outside of the Lawrenceville Square.

Mark Mullin, President of the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association Board noted that “we are fortunate to have a City in which our business owners take pride and continually invest in improvements, enhance the way they do business and work together to build a strong presence not only in Lawrenceville but throughout all of Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta area. The Golden Hammer Awards provide an opportunity for the community to recognize and thank the businesses and their leaders for their dedication and hard work.”

Golden Hammer Award Recipients:

  • Outstanding Commercial Downtown Project Award Winners:
    • The Bench Jeweler
    • Exhibit Ale
    • Iron Accents
    • Nancy’s Candy & Spice
    • Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Café
  • Outstanding Commercial City Limit Project Award Winners:
    • Nash Chevrolet
    • Gwinnett Medical Center – Strickland Family Medicine Center
  • Outstanding New Renovation (Small Business/Organization) Award Winner:
    • All Pro Carts
  • Outstanding New Construction (Large Business/Organization) Award Winner:
    • Georgia Gwinnett College – Allied Health & Sciences Building
  • Build Up Community Winner:
    • Aurora Theatre

“Downtown businesses are the heartbeat of economic development in local communities,” said Lisa Sherman, Director of Economic & Community Development for the City of Lawrenceville. “Their collective growth generates annual economic impact in Georgia equivalent to that of one KIA plant project. To celebrate them with this awards program is the least we can do for what they contribute to our community.”

The Golden Hammer Awards are an annual event hosted by the City of Lawrenceville with an open nomination process. Winners are determined based a variety of criteria as determined by the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association board, which is comprised of business and residential leaders throughout the community. For more information on this event, as well as any other events taking place in Lawrenceville, go to

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Media Contact:   

Marci Gross | 678.407.6651 |

City of Lawrenceville’s Mike Jewell Elected as Gas-Section Officer

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Lawrenceville’s Regulatory Compliance Coordinator Mike Jewell has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Gas Section Executive Committee.

The Gas Section of the Georgia Municipal Association coordinates activities and assists municipal natural gas systems in providing efficient, safe and economical service to their consumers.  The group, composed of 85 natural gas systems around the state, also provides training and training materials on topics such as the transportation, storage, production and utilization of natural gas.

“Mr. Jewell has extensive knowledge of natural gas systems and is very committed to ensuring excellence in service and safety,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “His leadership on the Executive Committee of the Gas Section is greatly appreciated.”

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 521 member cities.

Media Contact:  Amy Henderson, (678) 686-6226 or

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