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VIDEO: Senior Services Recognized for Virtual Programs and Response to the Pandemic

VIDEO: Senior Services Recognized for Virtual Programs and Response to the Pandemic
Like many organizations, Forsyth County Senior Services faced new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. But unlike most businesses, groups and other public serving entities, the majority of the department’s patrons were considered at-risk for COVID-19. Still, Forsyth County Senior Services was able to find new ways to connect with residents. With new virtual program offerings, a Meals on Wheels program and even home “drive-bys” just to say hello and provide a friendly, smiling face, Senior Services found new ways to connect with residents during when many older adults needed it most. “We quickly realized this was not going to be over ...

Forsyth County 911 Center Awarded CALEA Re-Accreditation

Forsyth County 911 Center Awarded CALEA Re-Accreditation
CALEA re-accreditation demonstrates commitment to excellence The Forsyth County 911 Center was recently awarded the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Public Safety Communications Re-Accreditation and was recognized for the accomplishment by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners during their June 3, 2021, meeting.  Forsyth County is one of eleven Georgia 911 Centers that currently holds the CALEA Public Safety Communications Accreditation. Accreditation lasts for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with assessed standards. The County was last awarded the accreditation on Nov. 5, 2016.  “To achieve the re-accreditation, the County needed to ...

New Waterline Extension Policy Allows Residents to Apply for County Water

New Waterline Extension Policy Allows Residents to Apply for County Water
Residents within the current Water & Sewer service boundary can now petition for service During their meeting on May 6, 2021, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a new waterline extension policy that outlines how residents can apply for County water service in areas currently not served by the Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer (FCDWS). The policy can be found by clicking here.   This policy establishes the parameters for addressing ad hoc petitions for waterline extensions that are not specified in the FCDWS capital improvement plan.   Residents within the FCDWS service boundary seeking to have County water services provided can request services by filling out a ...

Portions of Phase V of the Big Creek Greenway Now Open

Portions of Phase V of the Big Creek Greenway Now Open
Two segments of Phase V of the Big Creek Greenway trail system are now open following a ribbon cutting ceremony held on June 3. For pictures and video of the ribbon cutting ceremony, please click here. One of the segments of Phase V extends the Greenway from the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Johnson Road to Canton Hwy. (SR 20), a distance of 2.27 miles. The other segment of Phase V now open originates at the intersection of SR 20 and the Spot Road Connector. That segment travels along the Spot Road Connector, Doc Bramblett Road and Spot Road, ending at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve ...

Clark Named Director of Personnel Services

Clark Named Director of Personnel Services
Forsyth County Risk & Safety Manager Charity Clark has been appointed to the position of director of the Personnel Services Department effective June 7. Clark will be replacing retiring Director Pat Carson who served in the role since 2002.   “Charity’s previous experience in County government human resources and her understanding of County operations make her an ideal candidate for managing Personnel Services,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We look forward to working with her in this new role.”   Clark has served as the Forsyth County Risk & Safety Manager for 13 years. In that role, Clark was responsible for leading the County in its transition from a fully ...

Forsyth County DUI Court Marks 15th Anniversary With June 2 Graduation Ceremony

Forsyth County DUI Court Marks 15th Anniversary With June 2 Graduation Ceremony
The Forsyth County DUI Court will hold a special graduation ceremony June 2 to mark the program’s 15th Anniversary. The graduation ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, at the Lanier Conference Center (3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd.).  During the ceremony, Forsyth County State Chief Judge T. Russell McClelland, presiding judge of the DUI Court who started the program in 2006, will comment on the achievements of the past 15 years and will personally congratulate the current graduates. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton will also serve as a featured guest speaker. Seven participants are slated to ...

The County Spotlight: Tommy Bruce

The County Spotlight: Tommy Bruce
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Tommy Bruce about his role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Cindy Jones Mills delivers the annual State of the County address, Sawnee Mountain Park breaks ground on a renovation project and residents can sign up for weather alerts ahead of potential severe summer weather. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series and newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here.    Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Big Creek Greenway Extension

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Big Creek Greenway Extension
Additional Segments of the Big Creek Greenway to Open June 3 Forsyth County officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open two segments of the Phase V portion of the Big Creek Greenway at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 3.  “We are excited to offer these extensions of the Greenway that will eventually connect the trail system from the southern County border to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve,” said Parks & Recreation Department Director Jim Pryor.  One of the two segments of Phase V opening June 3 will extend the Greenway from the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Johnson Road ...

County Offices Closed for Memorial Day, Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

County Offices Closed for Memorial Day, Flags to Fly at Half-Staff
Forsyth County government offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. This includes County offices, the animal shelter, Senior Services, the three recreation centers and the three recycling convenience centers. To honor all those who died while serving in the United States armed forces, the United States flag will be displayed at half-staff at County government facilities Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31, at noon. We salute all of those who died while serving in the United States armed forces.

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