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 www.lawrencevillepd.com and view photos from today’s program on the City of Lawrenceville’s facebook page.
FY 15 LMIG RESURFACING PROJECT
Sealed Bids for the FY 15 LMIG RESURFACING PROJECT will be received at the Mayor’s Office of Lawrenceville City Hall located at 70 South Clayton Street Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046, until 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 23, 2015. At that time the sealed bids will be opened in the Mayor’s Office and read aloud. NOTE: Bids received after 3:00 P.M. will not be opened. This is a contract for the resurfacing of a portion of the municipal street system of the CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE.
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City builds on Community Activities throughout Downtown District
LAWRENCEVILLE (GWINNETT/METRO ATLANTA) GA – March 6, 2015
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:
- 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 with concessions provided by local vendors and restaurants.
- The 2nd Friday of each month, June-August on the Lawrenceville Lawn.
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.
Arts Fest Gwinnett
- The Lawn will be filled with the sights and sounds of amazing art! Peruse original pieces by local artists, listen to soothing jazz musicians playing throughout the day, and make sure you catch the fine art performances as well.
- June 27th on the Lawrenceville Lawn.
Prelude to the 4th
- A complimentary outdoor Broadway show 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.
- 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: Facebook.com/CityofLawrenceville. You can also call 678.226.2639 or visit www.LawrencevilleGa.org to learn more about this and other activities happening in the City.
Lawrenceville’s New Event Policy and Application Process
Application Window Will Be Open May 1 – June 30, 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 www.LawrencevilleGa.org or by clicking the links below:
For additional information about special events, contact Events@LawrencevilleGa.org or 678.407.6599.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION FEES FOR MUNICIPAL ELECTION - CITY OF LAWRENCEVILLE
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.
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.
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 www.LawrencevilleGa.org 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.
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!
Local Awards Program Recognizes Businesses and Community Leaders
LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – August 15, 2014
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 VisitLawrenceville.com.
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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.