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The County Spotlight: Matt Suggs

The County Spotlight: Matt Suggs
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Fleet Asset Manager Matt Suggs about his role with 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Forsyth County to Introduce Two Electric Vehicles

Forsyth County to Introduce Two Electric Vehicles
In an effort to reduce emissions, fuel and maintenance costs, Forsyth County is replacing two gas powered vehicles within the county fleet with zero-emission Nissan Leaf electric vehicles.   “These electric vehicles will provide a vast cost savings to the County as the Nissan Leaf has an operating cost that is 80% less than the average gas vehicle, said Fleet Services Director Avery Gravitt. “This is equal to purchasing gas at 60 cents per gallon.”   Two ChargePoint dual-port level II charging stations will also be added at a later date to the County’s Administration Building parking deck (215 Mason St.). Two of the ports will be reserved for County ...

Forsyth County Seeks Public Input on Public Transportation Master Plan

Forsyth County Seeks Public Input on Public Transportation Master Plan
Two public information open house meetings to be held online Aug. 12  Forsyth County Department of Public Transportation will host two virtual public information open house meetings for residents to provide feedback on Link Forsyth, the County’s first public transportation master plan.   Link Forsyth public information open house meetings will be held via Zoom teleconferencing at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Each meeting will last approximately one hour, and County staff will provide the same information during each meeting. Information on how to participate in the open house meetings, links to the Zoom meetings and additional background information ...

Rickert Joins Forsyth County as Director of Public Transportation

Rickert Joins Forsyth County as Director of Public Transportation
Roy Rickert joined Forsyth County government on July 6 as the director of Public Transportation. In this role, Rickert will direct the operational and managerial activities of the Public Transportation Department and guide the future of the County’s transit system.  Rickert brings 18 years of public transportation experience and leadership. His background includes design and implementation of both demand response and fixed route services, operations and advocacy. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of Bis-Man Transit in Bismarck, North Dakota. Rickert holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University. He is a graduate of the American Public Transportation Association’s Leadership APTA program and is ...

Ride Share Service Now Available for Seniors and Others in Need of Transportation

Ride Share Service Now Available for Seniors and Others in Need of Transportation
Ride Share, a pilot transportation program facilitated in partnership with Common Courtesy, Inc., is now available for eligible Forsyth County residents. The program utilizes ride share services such as Lyft and Uber, and will serve as a supplement to the county’s Dial-A-Ride program.   Registered program participants are able to call a dedicated phone number to schedule transportation to any location within Forsyth County for $2 per one-way trip.   To be eligible for the Ride Share program, participants must be a county resident 18 years of age or older and have a credit card and cell phone to reserve transportation. The criteria for ridership includes, but is not limited to:   - ...

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 County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 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.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

County Surplus Auction to be Held November 7

County Surplus Auction to be Held November 7
Forsyth County government will hold a surplus auction on Saturday, November 7, at 843 Canton Highway in Cumming. A wide variety of items will be available for bid including cars, trucks, mowers, off-road equipment and office furniture.   “The live auction gives our local taxpayers and other buyers an opportunity to purchase items such as vehicles or office equipment at very reasonable prices,” Forsyth County Director of Fleet Services Avery Gravitt said.   The auction site will be open for a preview of items on Friday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on the day ...

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