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UPDATE:Portion of Big Creek Greenway Trail Reopened Following Storm Damage

UPDATE:Portion of Big Creek Greenway Trail Reopened Following Storm Damage
UPDATE: Repairs at mile marker 4.5 have been completed and the trail is now open. A section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail at mile marker 4.5 is closed following trees falling onto the trail after recent storms. Patrons will not be able to access this point until repairs are made. Updates will be provided on the County social media channels.

VIDEO: Forsyth County is a WaterFirst Community

VIDEO: Forsyth County is a WaterFirst Community
Forsyth County is proud to be designated as a WaterFirst community since 2010. Becoming a WaterFirst community demonstrates a local government's commitment to responsible water stewardship for environmental and economic benefits. Communities that earn the WaterFirst designation are eligible for financial and other benefits from the state of Georgia.   The WaterFirst Program is a voluntary partnership between local governments, state agencies, and other organizations working together to increase the quality of life in communities through the wise management and protection of our valuable water resources. This proactive approach to water resources requires local governments to make the connection between land ...

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
Learn what makes Forsyth County one of Georgia’s WaterFirst Communities, Eagle’s Beak Park breaks ground on an expansion project and all pet adoption fees are waived for the Summer of Love.  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 also available to watch anytime on the county government’s ...

COVID-19 Vaccines Available May 4-6 by Appointment or Walk-Up

COVID-19 Vaccines Available May 4-6 by Appointment or Walk-Up
In partnership with District 2 Public Health, Forsyth County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents Tuesday, May 4, through Thursday, May 6, at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College (3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd.). Vaccines are available by appointment and walk-ups will also be accepted.  Information regarding the appointment process in multiple languages can be found by clicking here. Vaccines will be administered during the following hours: Tuesday, May 4:  11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eligible residents can click here to request an appointment through ...

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1
Ban prohibits outdoor burning through Sept. 30 A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Saturday, May 1, and lasts through Sept. 30. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, yard debris and storm damage.  The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes this annual ban on outdoor burning to comply with federal clean air regulations and to help improve Georgia’s air quality during the hot summer months, a time when people, particularly young children, are more likely to be outdoors. This outdoor activity also coincides with an increase in ground-level ozone, which is most commonly produced ...

The County Spotlight: Ed Siggelkow

The County Spotlight: Ed Siggelkow
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Deputy Fire Marshal Ed Siggelkow about his role with the Forsyth County Fire Department.   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.

Board of Assessors Office Temporarily Relocating

Board of Assessors Office Temporarily Relocating
No in-person services available April 29 and 30 Beginning May 3, the Board of Assessors office will be temporarily relocated to Suite 130 in the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 East Main St.) while the office undergoes a renovation. The renovation will take approximately three months. The Board of Assessors office will be closed to in-person services on April 29 and 30, to allow staff to set up in the temporary location. On these two days, staff will be available via phone (770-781-2106) and email (BoardOfAssessors@forsythco.com). All online services will be available by clicking here. 

COVID-19 Vaccines Available April 26-29 by Appointment or Walk-Up

COVID-19 Vaccines Available April 26-29 by Appointment or Walk-Up
In partnership with District 2 Public Health, Forsyth County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents Monday, April 26, through Thursday, April 29, at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College (3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd.). Vaccines are available by appointment and walk-ups will also be accepted.   Information regarding the appointment process in multiple languages can be found by clicking here.   Eligible residents can click here to request an appointment through the Georgia Department of Public Health’s registration system. Please note, the registration tool offers multiple locations throughout the state where vaccines are available. Forsyth County residents seeking an appointment are encouraged to select the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College ...

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Eagle’s Beak Park Expansion Project

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Eagle’s Beak Park Expansion Project
On April 21, Forsyth County officials broke ground on an expansion project at Eagle’s Beak Park (8420 Old Federal Rd.) that includes new walking trails, a river walk along the Etowah River, Trail of Tears historical signage, scenic overlooks and other amenities.  For photos and video from the ceremony, please click here.  Funding for the project is made possible through a Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant in the amount of $2.25 million. Eagle’s Beak Park is one of 14 statewide recipients of the inaugural Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP) grant. The County’s contribution to the grant is $769,000, which is ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Vice President Walter Mondale

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Vice President Walter Mondale
By executive order of Gov. Brian Kemp, the flag of the United States and the Georgia flag at County government facilities will fly at half-staff in honor of and to recognize the passing of former Vice President Walter Mondale. Mondale served as vice president from 1977-1981 with former President Jimmy Carter. Flags will fly at half-staff from now until the date of his interment. 

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    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

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    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.