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Kevin Tanner Appointed to State Road and Tollway Authority Board

Kevin Tanner Appointed to State Road and Tollway Authority Board
Forsyth County Manager Kevin Tanner has been named to the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) Board of Directors. Tanner’s appointment was made by the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.   "We are excited to have Mr. Tanner join the SRTA Board of Directors," said SRTA Executive Director Chris Tomlinson. “His more than 30 years of experience in government, which includes his leadership in transportation for the Georgia House, will be invaluable to SRTA as we work to continue to keep Georgia moving.”   During his time in the Georgia legislature, Tanner served as the Chair of the House Transportation committee, where he sponsored several bills that helped advance transit and transportation programs, as well as projects, throughout the state.   “I am honored to have been ...

Third-Grade Students Invited To Participate In Fire Department Safety Poster Contest

Third-Grade Students Invited To Participate In  Fire Department Safety Poster Contest
The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third-grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to safety in their annual Safety Poster Contest.  Students are asked to make an original poster about one of three themes: • Water Safety  • Bike Helmet Safety • Stop, Drop and Roll Submissions will be accepted through April 2, and the winners of each theme will be announced April 16. Winners will be offered a socially distanced dessert party with their class and local firefighters, a Certificate of Accomplishment from the Forsyth County fire chief and winners will also have their artwork displayed in Forsyth County buildings.  “We ...

The County Spotlight: Equipment Operator II David Rollins

The County Spotlight: Equipment Operator II David Rollins
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Equipment Operator II David Rollins about his role with Forsyth County government. 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.

Appointments are Full: Forsyth County is Offering COVID-19 Vaccines in March

Appointments are Full: Forsyth County is Offering COVID-19 Vaccines in March
At this time, all appointments for March are full.  As additional vaccines become available over the next few weeks, the County anticipates more appointment opportunities for residents. Information on this will be posted on the website and County social media. Forsyth County Government has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for residents who are currently eligible, as well as those who will become eligible on March 15. Information on eligibility is included at the bottom of this email and can also be found here: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine. Appointments are available for March 17, 18, 24 and 25. To make an appointment for the vaccine, click here. This link will also be ...

Join the Great FoCo Cleanup March 27

Join the Great FoCo Cleanup March 27
Residents invited to help clean up their community Keep Forsyth County Beautiful welcomes everyone to take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways on Saturday, March 27. The effort is a part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup.  Participants, as an organized team of volunteers or as individuals, can pick up supplies at 9 a.m. at one of three drive-through locations: • Cumming City Hall (100 E. Main Street) • Coal Mountain Recycling Center (3560 Settingdown Rd.) • Old Atlanta Recycling Center (3678 Old Atlanta Rd.) Volunteers will then depart to clean up roadways in the community; masks and ...

Rent & Utility Relief Program Available for Forsyth County Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Rent & Utility Relief Program Available for Forsyth County Residents Impacted by COVID-19
Rental and utility assistance program available for those unable to pay due to COVID-19   The Forsyth County Rent & Utility Relief Program has been established to provide short-term assistance for renters that can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is made available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury and will be available beginning Monday, March 8.   Forsyth County will provide rent and utility assistance for qualifying households. Households meeting all of the following criteria will be eligible for assistance:   -        Qualifies for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19; ...

Filing Deadline for Homestead & Age 65 School Tax Exemptions is April 1

Filing Deadline for Homestead & Age 65 School Tax Exemptions is April 1
Residents must apply by April 1 for 2021 exemption   The Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office reminds residents about the approaching deadline to file for homestead exemptions as well as the age 65 school tax exemption for this tax year.   Residential property owners in Forsyth County that reside on that property and are a legal resident of the County, all as of Jan. 1 of the tax year, qualify for homestead exemption. Applications for exemptions can be filed year-round but must be sent in by Thursday, April 1, to receive the benefits for 2021.   Regular and floating homestead exemption applications as well as applications for the age 65 ...

The County Spotlight: Executive Assistant Carla Floyd

The County Spotlight: Executive Assistant Carla Floyd
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Executive Assistant Carla Floyd about her role with Forsyth County government. 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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