Advertisement for Bids – Demolition of Building 153, 155, 175 & 195 on Chestnut Street

Posted on: August 7th, 2015 at 5:21 pm

The City of Lawrenceville’s Engineering Department invites sealed bids from Demolition Contractors for the demolition of the BUILDINGS 153,155,175 & 195 ON CHESTNUT STREET in Lawrenceville, GA.  Bids will be received at the Mayor’s Office, fourth floor of Lawrenceville City Hall, located at 70 South Clayton Street Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, until 3:00 P.M. on Thursday September 3, 2015.

To view the full advertisement, click here.

Public Notice of Municipal General Election

Posted on: August 6th, 2015 at 10:23 am


Notice is hereby given for a municipal general election to be held 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 poll will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A run-off if required will be December 1, 2015.  The posts for this election are Mayor and Councilmember Post 1 and Councilmember Post 2 currently occupied by Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson and Council Members Marie Beiser and Tony Powell.

Those residents desiring to vote in the election who are not now registered as a qualified voter must register to vote no later than the close of business on October 5, 2015.

An elector may cast an absentee ballot in person at the Administrative Office of the City of Lawrenceville, Georgia during the period of Monday, October 12, 2015 through Friday, October 30, 2015.  City Hall shall be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each week day for this early voting.

Pursuant to OCGA 21-2-132, those residents seeking to qualify as candidates in the election must file a notice of candidacy in the office of the City Clerk, on the fourth floor of Lawrenceville City Hall beginning 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015 and ending at 4:30 p.m. Friday, September, 4, 2015. Candidates must pay to the City a qualifying fee of $288.00 for the office of Mayor and $216.00 for the office of City Council Member.

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.

The City Accepting Applications for Several Board and Commission Appointments

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 at 4:42 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.

There are currently positions available for appointment on several of the Lawrenceville Boards and Commissions. Current positions expire December 31, 2015 and will be appointed in January.

If you are interested in serving your City, download an application and return it to City Hall by October 1, 2015.

Any questions should be directed to the City Clerk, Karen Pierce, at 770.963.2414.

2015-16 Proposed Budget Now Available For Public Review

Posted on: June 9th, 2015 at 10:17 am

A draft of the 2015/2016 City of Lawrenceville proposed budget is available in the office of the City Manager for public review. The Mayor and Council will be holding budget work days to discuss and consider requests and capital projects for the coming fiscal year. The final budget is scheduled to be considered for approval at the regular Lawrenceville City Council meeting on August 3, 2015.

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 a discover a new favorite food truck!
  • The 2nd Friday of each month, June-August on the Lawrenceville Lawn.
    • June 12 – Big Hero 6
    • July 10 – Into The Woods
    • August 14 – Guardians of the Galaxy

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.
    • May 29 – Connor Christian & The Southern Gothic
    • June 26 – Abbey Road Live!
    • July 31 – The Daniel Lee Band
    • August 28 – Shawn Mullins
    • September 25 – Reuben’s Bell

Arts Fest Gwinnett

  • The Lawn will be filled with the sights and sounds of amazing art! Peruse original pieces by local artists, listen to live music throughout the day, and make sure you catch the fine art performances by the Aurora Theatre as well as the Gwinnett Ballet.
  • July 11th on the Lawrenceville Lawn.

Prelude to the 4th

  • A complimentary outdoor Broadway show, Camelot, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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