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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19


Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions

Forsyth County to Utilize Appointment System for In-Person Customer Interactions
The Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main Street) will open to residents, on an appointment and digital waitlist basis, beginning June 1. To enhance the customer service experience with residents while promoting social distancing, Forsyth County will be utilizing WaitWhile, a free appointment and waitlist system. Residents can access the system here: forsythco.com/appointments. This system will allow residents to make an appointment or join a waitlist for those activities that require face-to-face interaction. If the waitlist is selected, residents will be able to view their location on the waitlist and be informed via text message and/or email when it ...

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 ...

Coleman to Join Forsyth County Government as New Assistant County Manager

Coleman to Join Forsyth County Government as New Assistant County Manager
Mr. Garrin Coleman has been hired by Forsyth County government to fill the newly created position of assistant county manager. In this role, Coleman will oversee operations of the county’s Engineering, Recycling & Solid Waste, Fleet Services and Public Facilities departments. He will also serve as the executive manager for all transportation related activities and responsibilities, and will be the county’s key contact with the Georgia Department of Transportation.   Coleman brings to the county nearly 20 years of experience in engineering and transportation related roles. He served most recently as director of Public Works for Sandy Springs, through a contract ...

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Sixth Consecutive Year

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Sixth Consecutive Year
For the sixth consecutive year, Forsyth County has been named the healthiest county in Georgia. The distinction comes as part of the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study initiated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The rankings are based on two types of measures: how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive. For more detailed information on the study, visit www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Forsyth County Offices to Open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 12

Forsyth County Offices to Open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 12
Due to weather conditions, the opening of all general Forsyth County government offices will be delayed until 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 12. This includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. The Senior Services’ Center at Charles Place and Sexton Hall Enrichment Center are closed Tuesday, as the facilities are without power.   The Board of Commissioners work session at 2 p.m. will be held as scheduled. The Board of Voter Registrations and Elections meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. today will ...

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 1 p.m. Monday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 1 p.m. Monday
September 11, 2017: Due to weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 1 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.

Johnson Named Forsyth County Manager

Johnson Named Forsyth County Manager
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners named Eric Johnson as county manager at their meeting August 3. Johnson, named on July 18 as the sole finalist for the position, is slated to begin his new role with Forsyth County government September 5.   Mr. Johnson will bring to the position 30 years of experience in county government, including 24 years in senior management roles, serving most recently as assistant county administrator for Hillsborough County, Florida, a position he had held since 2015. He has also served Hillsborough County in the positions of director of strategic planning and ERP implementation, management ...

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    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

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    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.