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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 ...

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.

COVID-19 Vaccines Available on Various Dates Beginning May 21

COVID-19 Vaccines Available on Various Dates Beginning May 21
In partnership with District 2 Public Health, Forsyth County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines (Johnson & Johnson) to eligible residents on the following dates/times at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College (3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd.): -             Friday, May 21 (8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) -             Monday, May 24 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) -             Tuesday, June 1 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) -             Wednesday, June 2 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) -             Friday, June 4 (8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) Vaccines are available by appointment and walk-ups will ...

Forsyth County Recognizes National Public Works Week May 16-21

Forsyth County Recognizes National Public Works Week May 16-21
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed May 16-22, 2021, as National Public Works Week in Forsyth County to recognize public works departments as essential for the health and well-being of residents. Forsyth County public works departments include Engineering, Roads and Bridges, Stormwater, Water and Sewer, Recycling and Solid Waste, Fleet Maintenance and Public Facilities. Throughout the week, Forsyth County will highlight various public works departments through its social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.  About National Public Works Week: The theme for the 61st annual National Public Works Week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA), is Stronger ...

Section of Big Creek Greenway Closed

Section of Big Creek Greenway Closed
A section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail from Union Hill Road (marker 3.7) to Fowler Park (marker 4.6) is closed for repairs. Additionally, the Union Hill parking lot connected to the trailhead will close this evening through the duration of the closure. Patrons will not be allowed to access this portion of the greenway during the construction period. Updates will be provided on the County social media channels and at Forsythco.com.

Forsyth County Animal Shelter To Waive Adoption Fees May 22

Forsyth County Animal Shelter To Waive  Adoption Fees May 22
On Saturday, May 22, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter (4065 County Way) will host a preview event for their annual Summer of Love adoption program and will be waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee for all animals throughout the day.  The shelter will be open to the general public between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, during the event so residents can see and interact with animals available for adoption. “We have had such great success in past years with our Summer of Love adoption special that we decided to give families a sneak peek this year ...

The County Spotlight: Travis Chaffin

The County Spotlight: Travis Chaffin
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Communications Department Video Production Coordinator Travis Chaffin about his role with the Forsyth County.   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.

Turk Joins Forsyth County As Chief Financial Officer

Turk Joins Forsyth County As Chief Financial Officer
Marcus Turk joined Forsyth County government on May 10, 2021, as chief financial officer. In this role, Turk will oversee operations of the County’s Finance, Procurement, Risk Management, Business Licensing and Indigent Defense departments. Turk brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. From 2006 to 2012 he was the chief financial officer for the Dekalb County School District. Most recently he was an independent consultant, providing financial services for school districts. “Having a strong financial foundation is crucial to the success of Forsyth County,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “Marcus has a successful background in many areas of finance ...

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 ...

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