Community Input Requested as City Kicks Off Strategic Planning Process

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 at 2:36 pm

The City of Lawrenceville is excited to be kicking off its Economic Development strategic planning process.

As part of this process, we want to hear from you and invite you to actively participate with us on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00pm. Additional meetings prior to the public kick-off will also be available for you to attend as you wish.

A schedule of events is listed below for your convenience:

  • Tuesday, January 20 (Council Chambers – City Hall)

5:30PM – Steering Committee Meeting Kickoff

  • Wednesday, January 21 (Council Chambers – City Hall)

2:00PM  - City Council Pre-Kickoff Meeting

3:00PM – Regular City Work Session


Thank you for your interest and passion to drive a positive vision and future for Lawrenceville!

The Economic & Community Development Dept.

City of Lawrenceville


Lawrenceville’s New 2015 Event Policy and Application Process

Posted on: January 13th, 2015 at 10:55 am



Lawrenceville’s New Event Policy and Application Process

Application Window Open Until February 28, 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 Jenny Savoy at or 678.407.6598.

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.

Request for Proposal – Contract for Probation Management Services

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 at 4:34 pm
The City of Lawrenceville, Georgia and the Lawrenceville Municipal Court (City), propose to engage the services of a Probation Management firm in a one (1) year contract with three (3) additional one (1) year options that shall be entered into upon the agreement of both parties. The objective of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from experienced and qualified Prospective Service Providers (Vendors) who are interested in entering into such a contract and who are capable of assuming and carrying out comprehensive probation supervision services and management for misdemeanor offenders and meeting requirements as defined in this RFP. This RFP and the subsequent Selected Vendors’ responses shall form the basis for the evaluation, the selection of and the contract with the Selected Vendor.
The City requires the Selected Vendor to exercise high standards in their probationary methodology and techniques. The Selected Vendor shall, at all times, conduct its probationary business in a professional manner and shall make concerted efforts to preserve the dignity of the City and its citizens.
To request a copy of the full RFP please send an e-mail only to
Each Vendor shall provide in their proposal response a detailed explanation of their company’s probationary management philosophy and methodology and shall provide detailed information regarding the methods they intend to employ in servicing the City’s contract and the fees they intend to charge. Any information provided to the City is subject to open records. Marking information confidential does not automatically exclude it from release.
All questions must be submitted by Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 5 pm.
All sealed proposals must be received by the City by Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10:00 am to The City of Lawrenceville, 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, marked ‘RFP for Probation Services. Attn: Steve North’.
To request a copy of the full RFP or for questions regarding this RFP please send an e-mail only to

Request for Qualifications – New Public Utilities Facility

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 at 11:36 am

The City of Lawrenceville invites qualified Architecture/Engineering (A/E) firms to submit a Statement of Qualifications for design, project management and construction administration of a new Public Utilities Facility.

Submittals must be received no later than January 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM.  All questions related to this RFQ must be submitted in writing by e-mail to no later than January 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

To view the full request, click here. You can also preview the concept rendering by clicking here.

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.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS – Services for the Walnut Grove Pressure Improvement Project

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

Sealed Bids for the LAND SURVEY, SUE, MAPPING, PERMITTING, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR THE WALNUT GROVE PRESSURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT will be received at the Lawrenceville Gas Department, 18 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, until 10:00 A.M. JANUARY 27, 2015.  The project consists Land Survey, SUE, Mapping, Permitting, and Environmental Services. Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Gas Department.  No bid may be withdrawn after the closing time for the receipt of bids.

Work to Be Done: The work to be performed by the General Contractor consists of, but is not limited to Land Survey, SUE, Mapping, Permitting, and Environmental Services for a 12” Steel Gas Main Project for the City of Lawrenceville from Walnut Grove north to Lawrenceville(12.8 Miles).  For additional information and specifics, contact the City of Lawrenceville Gas Department.

To view the full advertisement, click here.

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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