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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lanierland Park Expansion

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lanierland Park Expansion
Project includes amenities found in phase two of master plan   Forsyth County officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 9, for an expansion project at Lanierland Park (6115 Jot-Em-Down Rd.). Photos from the event can be found by clicking here.   The expansion project, designated as phase two in the park’s master plan, includes the following:   - Eight tennis courts - Four pickleball courts - Four baseball/softball fields - Miracle League baseball/softball field - All-inclusive playground - Hard and soft surface trails - Football/lacrosse fieldhouse - Additional parking   “We are pleased to bring these amenities to Lanierland,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “With the new Miracle League Field and supporting facilities to enhance the ...

John Jefferson Joins Forsyth County as Capital Projects Director

John Jefferson Joins Forsyth County as Capital Projects Director
John Jefferson has joined Forsyth County government as Capital Projects director. Jefferson brings over 30 years of experience in project design, execution and management. “As Forsyth County grows, there is a need to have a Capital Projects director to oversee the completion of County construction projects”, said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “John has years of experience as a project executive and director for many high-level state construction projects, and we look forward to his leadership here in Forsyth County.”  Jefferson began his career as a project architect with Chapman Coyle Chapman & Associates Architects AIA, Inc. in 1987. He has held ...

Hammons Named Forsyth County Risk and Safety Manager

Hammons Named Forsyth County Risk and Safety Manager
Heather Hammons has been named Forsyth County Risk and Safety Manager effective July 5, 2021. Hammons replaces former Risk and Safety Manager Charity Clark after Clark was named director of Personnel Services. “Heather is an ideal fit for the position of risk and safety manager,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We look forward to working with her in this role.” Hammons has worked for the County for 15 years with her last position being Claims Administrator before accepting this position. She began her career in 1998 as a Property and Casualty Insurance Agent with Northside Insurance and Commercial Lines Specialty high-risk ...

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
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter and Sheriff’s Office work together to get dogs adopted in a special way, Congresswoman Bourdeaux visits Forsyth County and the Fire Department welcomes new recruits. 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 Facebook page ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Opens New Drone Flying Field

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Opens New Drone Flying Field
Drone flying field located at future site of Denmark Park Forsyth County Parks and Recreation has opened a new drone flying field at the future site of Denmark Park (500 Windy Hill Dr.) in the southwestern portion of the County. The 50-acre field provides recreation drone operators with a place to fly without any special permit.  “I am thrilled that our parks system now has a space for people to embrace technology as well as the outdoors,” said District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent. “This is a great use of the land that will eventually become Denmark Park in the years to ...

VIDEO: Forsyth County Joins the Atlanta Regional Commission

VIDEO: Forsyth County Joins the Atlanta Regional Commission
Forsyth County has joined the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), leaving the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission (GMRC), effective July 1, 2021. With the addition of Forsyth County to the ARC, the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for various metro-Atlanta counties and cities now serves 11 counties including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.  “After decades of a fruitful and mutual relationship with GMRC, Forsyth County looks forward to the regional partnership that ARC will bring,” said Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Cindy Jones Mills. “The transition over to the Atlanta Regional Commission will give Forsyth County ...

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