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Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is offering free pet adoptions, Parks & Recreation has a challenge for your new year resolutions and Senior Services is ready for the holidays!  We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government news.  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 Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On Demand at forsythco.com.   

Vakili Appointed Economic Development Director

Vakili Appointed Economic Development Director
Liaison position will help businesses navigate county processes Vivian Vakili has been appointed to the position of economic development director effective Oct. 1. In this newly created position, Vakili will work to attract businesses to locate or expand in Forsyth County. She will also help those companies realize efficiencies as they navigate and progress through the processes of working with various county departments. In addition, Vakili will oversee implementation of the county’s newly adopted economic development ordinance and will be the county’s primary point of contact with entities such as the Development Authority of Forsyth County and Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber ...

Polls Open for General Election Runoff

Polls Open for General Election Runoff
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4 for the General Election Runoff. The runoff will be for two statewide races: Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner, District 3. Click here to verify your election day voting location.  For all in-person voting, voters should remember to bring one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification. For details and to view a sample ballot, visit the Voter Registration and Elections Department page of the Forsyth County website, call (770) 781-2118, ext. 9. or visit the My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays
“Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available November 24 through January 2 To help make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion is available for pet adoptions through Jan. 2, 2019.  “All of the pets at the shelter deserve a good home year-round, but especially during the holidays, we are hoping that every animal here will find a home,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “By taking advantage of this free adoption period, residents can not only save money but more ...

Advance Voting for Dec. 4 General Election Runoff Starts Monday, Nov. 26

Advance Voting for Dec. 4 General Election Runoff Starts Monday, Nov. 26
Advance voting available for county residents through Nov. 30   Advance voting for the Dec. 4 General Election Runoff will be offered weekdays beginning Monday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 30. The runoff will be for two statewide races: Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner, District 3.   Registered voters can take advantage of advance voting for the Dec. 4 General Election Runoff:   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (NEW LOCATION: 1201 Sawnee Dr.) - Monday through Friday, Nov. 26 to Nov. 30, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Advance voting will also be available at the following three locations during the times provided below:   Locations: -          Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Rd.) -          Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Rd.) -          Sharon Springs ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association Agency of the Year Award

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association Agency of the Year Award
Parks & Recreation recognized during state banquet  Forsyth County Parks & Recreation received the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Agency of the Year Award during the GRPA awards banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The award was presented to five population groups within the state, with Forsyth County falling into the largest population category – 150,000 and over.   “The annual state awards banquet celebrates and recognizes exemplary agencies for their work over the last year,” said Parks & Recreation Marketing and Community Relations Manager Laura Pate.   The agency of the year award nomination entry includes information about staff development, budgeting and resources, facilities offered, use of technology and the nominees are judged ...

Forsyth County Commissioners Receive Recognition for Participation in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy

Forsyth County Commissioners Receive Recognition for Participation in the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy
Three commissioners recognized for the achievement At the Nov. 15 Board of Commissioners regular meeting, Forsyth County Commissioners Dennis Brown, Cindy Jones Mills and Laura Semanson were recognized for the completion of their continuing education requirements within the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Lifelong Learning Academy.   According to the commissioners recognized, the information attained in the Lifelong Learning Academy has played a key role in the decisions they make as county officials and provides them knowledge of the various ways to effectively address issues impacting Forsyth County. Classes offered in the Lifelong Learning Academy are designed to advance the functionality of ...

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