has been named the recipient of the 2020 County of Excellence award, presented
by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), in the category of
infrastructure and transportation for the County’s innovative approach to
addressing community needs with a Transportation Bond.
their meeting Thursday, July 23, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners
recognized the Engineering and Finance Departments for the achievement.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for
the work that has been put in place over the past six years with the bond,”
said Forsyth County Director of Engineering John Cunard. “Our Transportation
Bond set an example for other communities to consider going forward for how to
fund transportation projects and it is an option that has worked tremendously
well for us.”
On Nov. 4, 2014, Forsyth County voters
approved an up to $200 million general obligation bond to finance a variety of
Of the up to $200 million, $81 million was
proposed for projects in partnership with the Georgia Department of
Transportation, leveraging state and federal funding, with the remaining $119
million proposed for County projects.
The theme of the 2020 Georgia County
Excellence Awards was Innovation and this year’s awards honored county programs
and initiatives in the areas of health care, infrastructure and transportation,
public safety, sustainability and technology. Two counties, one rural and one
non-rural county, were recognized in each of the five categories.