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.

NOTICE: DDA Monthly Board Meeting – Monday, October 27, 7:00PM

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will hold its monthly board meeting on the First Floor of City Hall in the Council Chambers on Monday, October 27, at 7:00pm. For a copy of the agenda, click here.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS – Forest Hills Lighting Project

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 at 4:31 pm


The City of Lawrenceville, Georgia is soliciting bids from qualified electrical contractors.  The project will consist of the installation of 6 – 10’ direct buried light poles with 6 LED lighting fixtures equivalent to 150 watt metal halide lamps and installation and connection to the meter base.  Bid packages containing details of the project can be picked up at 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia  30046 or by emailing your contact information to  Bids are to be received no later than 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 3, 2014.  Bids received after this deadline will not be considered.  Bids will be opened and read aloud on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:05 A.M. in the Public Meeting Room at City Hall, 70 South Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia  30046.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities and to re-advertise.

City of Lawrenceville Sponsors Recycling Day

Posted on: October 8th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

The City of Lawrenceville Sponsors RECYCLING DAY

Clean out your old electronic devices and old paper!

Join us as we continue city-wide efforts to keep Lawrenceville clean and beautiful by recycling items that are no longer needed or no longer in use. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

*Location:  20 S. Clayton Street in downtown Lawrenceville. This is also known as the old Police Station parking lot. Enter from Clayton Street and there will be signs to direct you to the appropriate recycle stations.

*What can you recycle?

  • Documents you wish to be shredded, limit of five boxes.   You will be able to watch them shredded on the site.  Volunteers will help you unload if necessary.
  • Electronic devices (cell phones, computers, keyboards, etc.) are free.  A charge of $10 for TVs.   Projection TVs and Console TVs are not accepted.
  • There is a charge for tires. $5.00 per tire.
  • The city will accept metal, and old appliances.

The Lawrenceville Recycle day is open to all residents and non-residents. We will also be accepting food pantry donations for our “CAN” DO Campaign sponsored by all cities of Gwinnett at this event as well.  This food is distributed to the food Co-Ops of Gwinnett.

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.

NOTICE OF PRE‐QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS – Lawrenceville City Hall Renovations Project

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 at 5:09 pm

NOTICE OF PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS - Lawrenceville City Hall Renovations Project

The City of Lawrenceville is soliciting applications from Contractors for prequalification to furnish labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the construction of the Lawrenceville City Hall Renovations Project.  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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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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