Lawrenceville’s Summer Concert Series: Shawn Mullins returns, New Artists debut on Lawrenceville Lawn

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 at 10:45 am

Lawrenceville Announces Summer Concert Series Lineup

Shawn Mullins returns, New Artists debut on Lawrenceville Lawn 


The City of Lawrenceville will continue its summertime tradition of bringing the annual Summer Concert Series to downtown Lawrenceville. With something for every musical palate, the concerts will feature a variety of genres for visitors to enjoy under the stars on the Lawrenceville Lawn. Come early… Bring a picnic dinner, discover a new favorite food truck meal, or have dinner at one of the incredible restaurants on the Square, then enjoy the short 1-block walk down to the Lawn before the music begins!

“Lawrenceville’s Summer Concert Series provide families in and around the area with a free outdoor activity to enjoy while also having the opportunity to see what’s new around the Lawrenceville Square,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “With new shops, events, and restaurants, there’s always something to see or do in Lawrenceville.”

This popular concert series will take place on the last Friday of each month from May to September on the Lawrenceville Lawn. Concert times are listed below and there’s plenty of free parking throughout the Downtown District. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets but please note that no grills or open flames will be allowed in the park. And we love your pets, but please leave them at home.

While the outdoor concerts are FREE events, VIP tables for $65 and sponsorships starting at $500 are available by calling the Visitor’s Center at 678.226.2639.



*Concert Location:

Lawrenceville Lawn
210 Luckie Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

For more information about the Summer Concert Series and other events happening in Lawrenceville, call 678.226.2639 or visit us at or on for the latest updates.


Media Contact:
Marci Gross | 678.407.6651 |

GDOT News: Walther Blvd Access to SR 316 Closes Friday, April 17

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Georgia DOT announces Walther Boulevard will no longer access State Route 316 beginning Friday, April 17. The existing right turn onto 316 and right turn off of 316 at Walther Blvd will close so the new bridge taking Walther Blvd over State Route 316 can be built.

“Removing this driveway style access to an interstate style roadway will improve safety for motorists. The volume and speeds on 316 are way too high to allow direct access from a side street. The new Walther Boulevard Bridge will provide safe and easy connectivity over State Route 316. We’ve been working with Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett County to improve the safety and access along 316 and this project will make a huge difference in reducing crashes by separating traffic with the new bridge,” explained Brent Cook, Georgia DOT District Engineer serving Gwinnett County.

This $4.4 million construction project includes the new Walther Blvd. bridge over SR 316. It will have 3 lanes, a continuous center turning lane with bike lanes and sidewalks. The project completion date is April 13, 2016 and the contractor is GP’S Enterprises, Inc. of Auburn.

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its RoadWorks 2014 construction program.  Dozens of important roadway improvement projects are ongoing throughout the state as we work to deliver projects on time and on budget while keeping our transportation network the nation’s finest. Pardon the necessary inconvenience and please drive cautiously and safely at all times, especially in work zones.  For more information on Georgia DOT, please visit  or follow us on Facebook ( ) and Twitter (


Lawrenceville Announces 2015 Event Lineup

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 at 9:47 am

City builds on Community Activities throughout Downtown District


The City of Lawrenceville announces the schedule of community events for 2015, listing all of the City-sponsored activities happening in the Historic Downtown District. Lawrenceville will continue its annual tradition of bringing hometown favorite events to the Lawrenceville Square but will also feature some new events as well.

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson said “We are excited to be able to host these events throughout the year for people to enjoy and provide the framework for creating memories with friends and family in the process. Being able to generate a sense of community among residents and visitors alike is Lawrenceville’s focus and prides itself in hosting these events year after year.”

An overview of 2015 events and community activities:

Lawrenceville Live!

  • The Lawrenceville Square comes alive with street performers, local musicians, local business activities and holiday themed celebrations.
  • The first Friday of each month, June-December on the Historic Square.

Movies on the Lawn

  • Enjoy movies on the Lawrenceville Lawn with concessions provided by local vendors and restaurants.
  • The 2nd Friday of each month, June-August on the Lawrenceville Lawn.

Summer Concerts Series

  • Long summer evenings filled with great music, a variety of food and beverage options, and a few thousand of your closest friends spread among the Lawrenceville Lawn.
  • The last Friday of each month, May-September on the Lawrenceville Lawn.

Arts Fest Gwinnett

  • The Lawn will be filled with the sights and sounds of amazing art! Peruse original pieces by local artists, listen to soothing jazz musicians playing throughout the day, and make sure you catch the fine art performances as well.
  • June 27th on the Lawrenceville Lawn.

Prelude to the 4th

  • A complimentary outdoor Broadway show performed by Gwinnett’s only professional theatre, the Aurora Theatre, and an evening that concludes with a spectacular fireworks finale.
  • July 3rd on the Lawrenceville Lawn.

Rock’n Ribville

  • The best BBQ, brew, and bands in Georgia! Partnering with 94.9 The Bull, and serving as a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition, Lawrenceville’s signature event provides a day of food, music, and family fun.
  • October 10th on the Lawrenceville Lawn. 

Annual Lighting of the Tree

  • Partnering with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, Lawrenceville will host thousands of visitors for the 28th annual tree lighting on Thanksgiving night at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.
  • Festivities will include visits with Santa Claus, live music, kids’ activities, and food vendors offering sweet treats and warm beverages.
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse located at 185 Crogan Street, Historic Downtown Lawrenceville.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Lawrenceville Square with a night full of fun and fireworks.
  • December 31st at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.

To find out the latest news and updates for Rock’n Ribville and all of the Lawrenceville events at: You can also call 678.226.2639 or visit to learn more about this and other activities happening in the City.

Citizens Warned of Increase in Fraud Activity Associated with Tax Season

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 at 3:08 pm

For Immediate Release from the Lawrenceville Police Department:

The annual tax preparation season is often fraught with scams, tricks, and frauds. The Lawrenceville Police Department is aware of an increase in a particular type of fraud, and warns the public to become increasingly aware of attempts to steal identity and the filing of false tax returns.

The Lawrenceville Police Department has become aware of, and is actively investigating a flurry of fraud and identity theft cases involving the use of Green Dot® pre-paid credit cards. Citizens are receiving personalized Green Dot® Visa® or Master Cards® in the mail – cards they did not order or authorize. The investigation reveals fraudsters are applying for the cards using personal information of the victim. A temporary account is opened, which the fraudsters can use to apply for and receive tax returns in the victim’s name. By the time the victim receives the personalized card in the mail, the damage is often already done.

Lawrenceville Police investigator Sgt. Brad Grove states, “Personnel from Green Dot® are cooperating fully with the investigation; however, complex and sophisticated methods used by some fraudsters may make the crime difficult to solve.” Police Chief Randy Johnson states, “We are committed to fully investigate these cases, and we are reaching out to our federal law enforcement colleagues for collaboration and cooperation.”

Citizens are strongly encouraged to check mail carefully. “What may seem like junk mail could be your first indication you have become the victim of identity fraud,” said Sgt. Grove.

Any citizen who finds suspected identity fraud is encouraged to contact local law enforcement to file a report.


Media Contact: CPT Jeff Smith – (770) 670-5005 –
Released: 02 April 2015
Authority: 023

Advertisement for Bids: Carolina Apartments Project

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Replacement of Electric Infrastructure at 215 Paper Mill Road [Carolina Apartments] Project

Sealed bids from Electrical Contractors for the Replacement of Electric Infrastructure at 215 Paper Mill Road [Carolina Apartments].  Bids will be received at Public Works Department located in Room T3 on the third floor of Lawrenceville City Hall, 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday April 23, 2015.

To view the full advertisement, click here.

Lawrenceville Police Department Recognized for Leadership and Valor

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Chief Randy Johnson and Officer David Russell Honored for their Public Service

Lawrenceville, Ga – March 26, 2015 – The City of Lawrenceville congratulates Chief of Police Randy Johnson and Officer David Russell on being recipients of this year’s VALOR Awards, a Public Service Awards Program hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber.

Chief Johnson received VALOR’s Public Service Leadership Award for his dedication and influential service to impact and support a stronger, safer local community. Officer Russell received the Silver Medal of Valor Award for his exemplary act of bravery in the line of duty.

Mayor Judy Johnson attended the awards program along with Council Members Bob Clark, Tony Powell and Keith Roche. Mayor Johnson said, “Lawrenceville is privileged to have such exemplary leaders on our Police force. Their daily dedication to protect and serve enables residents to enjoy a safe community and we congratulate both of these men on their recognition today.”

The VALOR Awards program is led by a steering committee comprising public service representatives from across Gwinnett’s Cities, the County and the Chamber. Lieutnant Ryan Morgan serves as Lawrenceville’s representative on this committee. For more information on the Lawrenceville Police Department, please visit and view photos from today’s program on the City of Lawrenceville’s facebook page.

Advertisement for Bids – FY 15 LMIG Resurfacing Project

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 at 4:31 pm


Sealed Bids for  the FY 15 LMIG RESURFACING PROJECT will be received at the Mayor’s Office of Lawrenceville City Hall located at 70 South Clayton Street Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, until 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 23, 2015.  At that time the sealed bids will be opened in the Mayor’s Office and read aloud. NOTE:  Bids received after 3:00 P.M. will not be opened.  This is a contract for the resurfacing of a portion of the municipal street system of the CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE.

To view the full advertisement, click here.

Lawrenceville’s New 2015 Event Policy and Application Process

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015 at 10:55 am



Lawrenceville’s New Event Policy and Application Process

Application Window Will Be Open May 1 – June 30, 2015

Last year, the Lawrenceville City Council approved a new Special Event Policy and Application process for all future events taking place in 2015 and beyond. The new policy is currently 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.

Phase 1: For events occurring in March-July of 2015 has already been completed.

  • Applications were accepted during the dates of October 7 – December 1, 2014.

Phase 2: 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.

Phase 3: 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 designated time frame 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 about special events, contact or 678.407.6599.

Public Notice of Qualification Fees for Municipal Election

Posted on: January 6th, 2015 at 12:54 pm


Notice is hereby given for a municipal election at the Lawrenceville City Hall, 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, to elect a Mayor and two (2) members of the City Council.  The Council posts for this election are currently occupied by Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson and Council Members Marie Beiser and Tony Powell.  Candidates must pay to the City a qualifying fee of $288.00 for the office of Mayor or $216.00 for the office of City Council Member.    This notice is given pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-131, this 6th day of January 2015.

Attention City Residents: Change in Recycling Program

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014 at 5:03 pm

The City’s Recycling Program no longer accepts glass. Please dispose of it with your regular garbage.

For recycling service and information, please call HOME SANITATION at (770)554-0455.


Just as a reminder, the City accepts the following products for recycling:

1)   Newspaper, catalogs, phone books, magazines, all paper.

2)   Aluminum, bimetal and tin cans, aluminum pie pans and foil.

3)   Cereal and laundry detergent boxes; six (6) and twelve (12) pack beverage boxes; shoe boxes; cardboard boxes.

4)   All colors of plastic containers including milk jugs and laundry bottles.

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