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Kenney Appointed to Position of Assistant County Manager

Kenney Appointed to Position of Assistant County Manager
Forsyth County Chief Information Officer (CIO) Brandon Kenney has been appointed to the position of Assistant County Manager effective June 7. Kenney will be replacing retiring Deputy County Manager Tim Merritt who served in the role since 2010.  “Brandon’s experience in management and understanding of the County’s vision for the future made him an ideal candidate for the position,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We look forward to working with Brandon in this new role.”  Kenney will oversee the Planning and Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Water and Sewer, Senior Services, Code Compliance and Animal Services Departments.  Kenney has served as CIO ...

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for June

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for June
Discover how to make crafts perfect for summer, get fit with a variety of workout classes and talk about your favorite places to travel with a new travel club– this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Senior Services in-person activities are back full time at all three facilities! Some activities will still have an online option as well. For more information on all games and classes in person and at home visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page or call (770) 781-2178.

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees For The Summer

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees For The Summer
“Summer of Love” adoption promotion available through Sept. 7 Beginning Friday, May 28, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter will be waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee for all animals through Sept. 7, during the Summer of Love adoption promotion.  “We are very excited to give residents a chance to bring home a pet at no cost,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “All of the pets in the shelter deserve a good home and we are hopeful that this promotion will help families bring a new companion home this summer.” All shelter pet adoptions include microchipping, spaying/neutering and age appropriate vaccinations. ...

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Sawnee Mountain Park Renovations

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Sawnee Mountain Park Renovations
On May 25, Forsyth County officials broke ground on a renovation project at Sawnee Mountain Park (3995 Watson Road) that 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. For photos from the ceremony, please click here.  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. The renovations are expected to be completed by early 2022. The community building ...

Sections of the Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repairs

Sections of the Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repairs
The following sections of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail are currently closed for repairs: -          *McFarland Pkwy. (marker 1.5) to Fowler Park (marker 4.6) -          Bethelview Rd. (marker 8.3) to Kelly Mill Rd. (marker 10.2) The Greenway is OPEN for patrons between Fowler Park (marker 4.7) and the Bethelview Rd. Trailhead (marker 8.2) *The Union Hill parking lot connected to the trailhead will also be closed through the duration of the trail closure.  Patrons will not be allowed to access the closed portions of the Greenway during the construction periods. Updates will be provided on ...

County Manager Recognized By State Transportation Board

County Manager Recognized By State Transportation Board
During their May 20 meeting, the Georgia State Transportation Board recognized Forsyth County Manager Kevin Tanner with a resolution for his time served as a state representative and his commitment to advancing transportation and transit throughout the state.  “Rep. Tanner is a true steward of transportation and transit advancement and funding initiatives throughout the state,” said State Transportation Board Chairman Rudy Bowen. “The State Transportation Board is honored to extend its appreciation to Rep. Tanner for his continued support and partnership in building a more sustainable transportation network.”  During his eight years in the state legislature, Tanner sponsored legislation that provided ...

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department
Ninth annual program available for rising seventh and eighth-graders  The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County students interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free weeklong daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, for students entering seventh and eighth grade this fall, will be held Monday, June 28, through Friday, July 2.   The camp provides participants education and experiences surrounding the job of a firefighter. Topics covered include firefighting, search-and-rescue practices, EMS and more.   “The Junior Fire Academy is something that the entire fire department looks forward to each year,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “Along with getting to see what ...

Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer 2021 Water Quality Report Now Available

Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer  2021 Water Quality Report Now Available
Report available at forsythco.com and on water bill statements The Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer 2021 Water Quality Report is now available for viewing. The report, which can be found by clicking here, will be included in mailed County water and sewer bills, and for those with paperless billing, the report will be provided as a website link in their monthly invoice. The report provides information from 2020 on where the County’s water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to standards required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Forsyth County’s water met all U.S. Environmental Protection ...

Forsyth County to Hold Second Round of Input Meetings for Public Transportation Master Plan

Forsyth County to Hold Second Round of Input  Meetings for Public Transportation Master Plan
Two public information open house meetings to be held online May 26 The Forsyth County Department of Public Transportation will host a second round of virtual public information open house meetings where residents can provide feedback on Link Forsyth, the County’s first public transportation master plan.  “We received invaluable feedback from the first outreach events, and we will be sharing what we have learned so far,” said Forsyth County Director of Public Transportation Roy Rickert. “As we continue the conversation, we look forward to engaging with our community as they provide input that will help shape and inform recommendations for public ...

WATCH: Chairwoman Cindy Jones Mills Delivers the Annual State of the County Address

WATCH: Chairwoman Cindy Jones Mills Delivers the Annual State of the County Address
On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills delivered the annual State of the County address. During her remarks, Mills highlighted milestones, events and achievements from the previous year, including the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, while also looking ahead to plans for the future. Please find images from the 2021 State of the County event here.

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