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.

Public Hearing on Proposed Budget – Fiscal Year 2015-16

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
The City of Lawrenceville will conduct a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016 at the City Hall, 70 South Clayton Street, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  The meeting will be held at 3:00 P.M in the Council Assembly Room.
All interested citizens may present written or oral comments and ask questions regarding the proposed uses and budget.  Additional information, budget and supporting information is available for public inspection at the City Hall between the weekday hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2016 Special Event Applications Accepted Through July 31

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 at 10:55 am



Lawrenceville’s Event Policy and Application Process Underway

Application Window for All 2016 Events Extended Until July 31, 2015

The Lawrenceville City Council approved a new Special Event Policy and Application process for all 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

For ALL events occurring in 2016:

  • Applications will be accepted during the dates of May 1 – July 31, 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 be 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 Marci Gross at or 678.407.6651.

Advertisement for Bids – Clayton Street Gas Renewal Project

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 at 2:38 pm

The City of Lawrenceville is soliciting competitive sealed bids from qualified contractors for the Clayton Street Gas Renewal Project for the Lawrenceville Gas Department.

Bids should be typed or submitted in ink and returned in a sealed container marked on the outside with the SB# and Company Name. Bids will be received until 2:50 P.M. local time on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Lawrenceville City Hall – Purchasing Office, 70 S. Clayton Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046.

To view the full advertisement, click here.

Lawrenceville Accepting Applications for Housing Authority Board 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 3 positions available for appointment on the Lawrenceville Housing Authority Board.

  • One position is an immediate opening
  • Two remaining positions will be appointed in September

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

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