Lawrenceville DDA Seeks Business Plan Proposals for Historic Train Depot

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 at 5:19 pm

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) for the City of Lawrenceville serves to promote, support, revitalize and develop the Historic Downtown area of this dynamic community. To that end, the DDA is currently seeking business plan proposals for occupancy and lease of Lawrenceville’s Historic Train Depot.

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the request for proposals. Thank you!

Lawrenceville Honors Former Council Member During National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Each year, the third Friday of September is recognized as The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day. On this day, those veterans who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA) – and their families – are honored for their service and sacrifices made to the country. Although the day is not recognized as a federal public holiday in the United States, it is a national observance that is often marked by veteran’s rallies, U.S. and POW/MIA flag flying, statewide remembrance ceremonies and much more.

This year, the National POW/MIA Recognition Day fell on Friday, September 18. The following day, former Lawrenceville City Council member Robert Norton – a veteran and former POW – was recognized by the veterans of the American Legion Post 262. He was recognized for his courage and bravery while enduring the unspeakable conditions and experiences he suffered as a prisoner of war. The American Legion thanked and praised Mr. Norton for his service in the Army Air Corp during World War II and expressed appreciation for his dedication.

Robert Norton

Public Announcement – Residential Gas Meter Project

Posted on: July 24th, 2015 at 5:23 pm

The City of Lawrenceville Gas Department will be performing maintenance on many of our residential gas meters. This project will require us to interrupt service to your home while we complete our upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience and we will relight your pilots free of charge after our work is completed. If your service has been interrupted due to this project we will leave a door hanger notice and you can contact our office at 770-963-3332 for service reconnection.

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.

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.

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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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

45 Lawrenceville Locations Claim Gwinnett’s Readers Choice Awards

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Gwinnett’s County Seat ranks among top locations in North Georgia


In a recent poll conducted by The Gwinnett Daily Post, Readers’ voted in over 70-plus categories, naming a Lawrenceville business, location or asset among their top choices 45 times. Pulling from the metro Atlanta region, the Post conducts this annual competition among its readership, ranking everything from restaurants and shops to Downtowns, Parks, Arts & Cultural venues and more.

“People are the essence of every community,” said Lisa Sherman, Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Lawrenceville.  “Visitors, residents, business owners, leaders – these are who make Lawrenceville’s success possible and the City is very grateful to all who choose to invest and participate in Gwinnett’s Capital City. Thank you for your partnership and congratulations on your success!”

From seven main categories and 69 subcategories, the City of Lawrenceville fared extremely well with readers. Businesses throughout Lawrenceville were presented with 17 First Place wins, 12 Runner Up positions, and 16 Honorable Mentions for the following categories:

  • Apartment Community: First Place – The Preserve at Legacy Park
  • Arts Venue OTP: Runner Up – Aurora Theatre
  • Aquatic Center: Honorable Mention – Collins Hill Aquatic Center
  • Auto Body Shop: First Place – Hayes
  • Auto Mechanic: First Place – Firestone Lawrenceville, Honorable Mention – Hayes
  • Beer Growler: Runner Up – Exhibit A(le)
  • Breakfast/Brunch: First Place – Little Barn
  • Burger: First Place – Local Republic, Runner Up – Five Guys Lawrenceville
  • Chinese: First Place – Thai Diner Sugarloaf Mills
  • Daycare Center: Honorable Mention – KidsRKids- Lawrenceville
  • Dessert/Bakery: Honorable Mentions  – Special Kneads & Treats, The Blue Rooster
  • Dog Grooming: Honorable Mention – Pet Smart Lawrencveille
  • Downtown: First Place – Lawrenceville
  • Elected Official: First Place – Judy Johnson
  • Festival/Fair: Honorable Mention – Rock’n Ribville
  • Flower Shop: First Place – Huff’s Florist, Honorable Mention – Lovin Florist
  • Gwinnett Sports Team: First Place – Gwinnett Braves
  • Happy Hour: Runner Up – McCray’s Tavern
  • Italian: First Place – Dominick’s
  • Mall: Runner Up – Sugarloaf Mills
  • Maid Service: Honorable Mention – Queen of Clean Lawrenceville
  • Mexican: First Place – La Cazuela, Honorable Mention – Taqueria los Hermanos
  • Movie Theater: Honorable Mentions – AMC Sugarloaf Mills & AMC Colonial 18
  • Pediatrician: First Place – Gwinnett Pediatrics, Runner Up – Lawrenceville Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapist: Honorable Mention – Resurgens Lawrenceville
  • Pizza: First Place – Mellow Mushroom, Runner Up – Cosmo’s Little Italy Pizza
  • Realtor: First Place – Winfield Realty Group, Runner Up – Linda Campbell Winfield Realty
  • Retail Experience: First Place – Bass Pro Shops
  • Seafood: Runner Up – Oyster Bay
  • Sports Bar: Honorable Mention – Dave and Buster’s
  • Steak: Runner Up – Longhorn Steakhouse Lawrenceville
  • Sushi: Runners Up – Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar, Thai Diner-Sugarloaf Mills
  • Wedding Venue: First Place – 550 Trackside
  • Wine/Spirits: Honorable Mention – Block 178
  • Workout: Honorable Mention – Gold’s Gym Lawrenceville

Come and experience Gwinnett Readers’ Choice for BEST DOWNTOWN on July 3rd at 7:30pm for Prelude, an event to celebrate our Nation’s day of Independence. The Aurora Theatre will be performing a production of South Pacific at this year’s event, with a fireworks display following the show. For more information about Prelude, to reserve a VIP table, or learn more about Gwinnett’s top restaurants and shops, make sure to!

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About the City of Lawrenceville:

The City of Lawrenceville is the Capital City of Gwinnett, Metro Atlanta, with a population of just over 29,000 citizens and a youthful median age of 32. Lawrenceville works to preserve its heritage while pushing ahead to ensure excellence for the future. From state-of-the-art medical, educational and governmental facilities, to thriving business, cultural, and recreational opportunities, Lawrenceville serves as home and host to individuals and families who come here from around the globe. Follow us on twitter (@CityofLville), Like us on Facebook (City of Lawrenceville) and visit us at


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