District 4 - Cindy Jones Mills

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From District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills

Cindy Jones Mills 678-513-5884 | cjmills@forsythco.com | Bio

A Thanksgiving Message

A Thanksgiving Message

Dear Forsyth County Residents:

This past week in our county, we were so blessed to have a ribbon cutting on Monday for our first Library Bookmobile that I refer to as our Opportunity on Wheels, giving a chance for so many to blossom in years to come. 

On Tuesday, we finally broke ground on our 400/369, Exit 18 Browns Bridge Road interchange that will provide relief and safety to so many who travel that roadway and it will bring economic development to North Forsyth that will help in our tax base. 

Also on Tuesday, we had a long-awaited ribbon cutting on the state-of-the-art Coal Mountain Dog Park next to our animal shelter. Our four-legged friends and their owners have been so excited for this park to open.  We believe this park will bring many new animal owners to adopt dogs at our animal shelter in the future. My soul was blessed as I saw some flowers planted by a little red lending that was built lovingly by a father, Herb Pedarre’, and filled with their daughter Ruthie’s books.  Sarah, her mother, had lovingly placed a sticker inside each book, that told the story of their sweet girl’s passing and how much she loved to read and how she loved her animals and there couldn’t be a more fitting place to put her most treasured books than to share them with other children in hopes they might enjoy reading them as much as she did. 

So, on this Thanksgiving, I give thanks for our community. We might be a place that has grown in number, but we are still a place filled with gardeners who till, water and plant into our hearts and cause our souls to blossom and shine. I thank God for each one of you and for the bounty with which we have been blessed to receive here in Forsyth county!

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

 

November 2020 District 4 Zoning Newsletter

November 2020 District 4 Zoning Newsletter


Please see the November 2020 District 4 Zoning Newsletter which includes other community updates. Please feel free to call (678-513-5884) or email me (cjmills@forsythco.com) with any comments or questions.

Dear Forsyth County Residents:

Election Day is upon us Tuesday, November 3.  The good news is the political ads will soon come to an end, and if you are like me, that can’t come soon enough!

Let’s each do our part - vote, accept the results and start rebuilding our country.  No matter what the outcome of this election, half of the population may feel let-down.  How we respond and the next steps we take will be critical in moving forward toward our common goals, and we need to do it together.

May each of us start the healing by sowing seeds of harmony and love within the gardens we each have around us in Forsyth County.  We can cultivate those spaces by restoring the brokenness in our lives, by giving nourishment to those that depend on us for growth and education and that desperately need those kind words of encouragement. Lastly, let us be a light in this world that can sometimes seem pretty dark and a hard place for the young and old to find a bright spot.  Even more so with COVID.  Let’s be that light for someone, especially in these trying days ahead. Please join me in praying for our country. It’s a country that has given us all so much and definitely worthy of our prayers. God bless America, we pray. 

 IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION:

EARLY VOTING  – Last day to early vote is Friday, October 30 (see chart below for locations and times).

ABSENTEE-BALLOTS – Must be RECEIVED in the Voter Registration & Elections Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3.  The ballot drop box at the Voter office will accept absentee ballots physically dropped off until 7:00 p.m. on  Election Day.

VOTER REGISTRATION & ELECTIONS OFFICE – 1201 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA  30040. You may contact Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections with any questions at 770-781-2118 or here: https://www.forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Voter-Registrations-Elections and check your polling place here https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

   

 

 

 

 

Advance, Early, Election Day Voting and Mail-In Ballot Information

Advance, Early, Election Day Voting and Mail-In Ballot Information
Dear Forsyth County Residents,

It's easy to vote in Forsyth County! I’m pleased to share information from Voter Registrations and Elections on when, where, and how you can vote.  New precincts were recently added, and a link to the flyer below provides the locations and times for in-person voting opportunities and mail-in ballot instructions.   Also provided for your convenience is a link to the current wait times at Forsyth County voting precincts. 

However you decide to vote, just do it. It's your right!


Click here for Advance, Early, Election Day, and Mail-In Ballot Information.

Click here for Current Precinct Wait Times.


2020 Census Deadline Extended to October 31!

2020 Census Deadline Extended to October 31!

Dear Forsyth County Residents:

 

Opportunity is knocking!  We have one more chance to do the right thing for our county and state and it takes only a couple of minutes to do just that.  The deadline to complete the 2020 U.S. Census has been extended to October 31st .   This is wonderful news as the Census is important not only to the nation, but to us here in Forsyth County. Counting everyone in our country and community helps accurately allocate funds for our local public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), plan for the future and determine government representation. 

 

Responding to the census is always quick, easy and secure. Please, take a moment and fill out the online form here: https://2020census.gov/en.html.

 

To those that have already participated in the Census, thank you very much but you can still help.  Please take a moment to share this message with your family, friends, neighbors, Facebook friends, and others.  Reach out and ask others if they have filled out their census in your circles.  

 

According to the US Census Response Rate page, Forsyth County ranks second among Georgia counties in self response rate at 77.3% as of 10/7. That is well above the Georgia response rate of 62.6%. The report can be found here:  

https://public.tableau.com/profile/us.census.bureau#!/vizhome/2020CensusSelf-ResponseRankings/RankingsDashboard.  


Even though we are second in the state in filling it out, when you consider our education level in our county, 77% is really rather mediocre.  Why can’t we be at 90% when it takes 2 minutes to do? We need to be in 1st place!  Let’s do this! Let’s finish really strong in the two weeks we have left.  Accept the challenge and help FoCo be the best that it can be!

 

Thank you so much for your help!  Forsyth County citizens are the best!

July 2020 District 4 Zoning Newsletter

July 2020 District 4 Zoning Newsletter
Good afternoon D4 constituents. Thank you for subscribing to this monthly newsletter. If you have questions, please advise. 

July is a month that many of us focus on the freedoms we enjoy in America. We celebrate in different ways but many express by spending time with our families and and friends. I encourage you to join with me in thanking our public service providers such as our military enlistees, our public safety professionals and health care providers for all that they do to make our world better and safer. As with the threat of COVID and the lawlessness of rioters, we see just how fragile our world can be and how important each of their jobs are in creating a safe environment to live and to thrive in. We all long for a safe and stable world for all ages of our population. 

I want to thank the folks who have supported me and put me in this position for a third term. I vow to be a true public servant and to keep you informed. If you have any suggestions on how I can better inform you, please let me know. If your neighborhood would like to do a zoom meeting to get updates, I would be more than happy to do so. 

God bless each of you and God bless America! 

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