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Barry Lucas Named Water & Sewer Department Director

Barry Lucas Named  Water & Sewer Department Director
County Manager Kevin Tanner has appointed Interim Director Barry Lucas to serve as Water and Sewer Department director effective May 10. Lucas was named interim director in February. “Barry has done a great job leading the department over the past several months, and we are glad he has accepted the director position,” said Tanner. “Under his management, the County will continue to meet the water and sewer needs of our residents and businesses.” Lucas served as Deputy Director for the Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department since 2002. In that role, he was responsible for managing all engineering-related activities for the ...

Various Sawnee Mountain Park Amenities Closed for Renovation Project

Various Sawnee Mountain Park Amenities Closed for Renovation Project
Most amenities at Sawnee Mountain Park (3995 Watson Road) will be closed for renovations starting May 10.  This renovation project includes baseball/softball complex improvements, a new playground and pavilion, refurbished tennis courts and updates to the concession stand and restrooms. The parking lot will also be seal coated and restriped. The community building and basketball courts will remain open. Walking trail access may be limited during various stages of construction. The consultant for the project is Robertson Loia Roof, PC and the general contractor is Build Line, LLC. The project budget is $3.25 million and is being funded by SPLOST VIII. ...

Forsyth County Chief Financial Officer Recognized Following Retirement

Forsyth County Chief Financial Officer Recognized Following Retirement
Following nearly 11 years with Forsyth County government, Chief Financial Officer David Gruen retired on April 23, 2021, and was recognized by the Board of Commissioners for his service on May 6. “Dave helped guide the County’s finances out of the economic downturn when he joined us in 2010 and he has been a key component in making Forsyth County what it is today,” said Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “He has kept Forsyth County taxpayers in mind with his financial management and for that, we are grateful. We wish him well in retirement.” Gruen joined Forsyth County ...

COVID-19 Vaccines Available May 13 by Appointment or Walk-Up

COVID-19 Vaccines Available May 13 by Appointment or Walk-Up
In partnership with District 2 Public Health, Forsyth County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer) to eligible residents Thursday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 ...

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.

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