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Ceremony to Be Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001

Ceremony to Be Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001
Fire Chief and Sheriff to provide remarks reflecting on the attacks of 9/11 A ceremonial event will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10, at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) to recognize 20 years since the terrorist attacks on America that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.  The ceremony, which will be held at the Fowler Park large picnic pavilion at the bottom of the open lawn hill, will feature: - Remarks from Forsyth County Fire Chief Barry Head and Sheriff Ron Freeman - Presentation of Colors by the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office Honor Guards - Chestatee River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ...

Covid-19 Rent & Utility Assistance Available For Qualifying Forsyth County Households

Covid-19 Rent & Utility Assistance Available For Qualifying Forsyth County Households
Applications for the Forsyth County Rent & Utility Relief Program, which was established in March 2021, will be available for submission through Sept. 30. The program provides short-term assistance for renters that can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and funding is made available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Forsyth County currently provides rent and utility assistance for qualifying households. Households meeting all of the following criteria are eligible for assistance: Qualifies for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship ...

Forsyth County Leaders Address Covid-19 Delta Variant

Forsyth County Leaders Address Covid-19 Delta Variant
Vaccines available weekdays through District 2 Public Health in Forsyth County  Following a recent uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, and reports of the virus’s Delta variant spreading, Forsyth County government leaders met with the County’s Emergency Management Agency Director, Northside Hospital Forsyth administration and officials with District 2 Public Health (D2PH) on Aug. 2.    “Hearing our local health leaders and partners discuss the increase in positive cases is unsettling,” said Forsyth County Chairwoman/District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “The data shows a growing number of positive cases in our community, primarily among those who are unvaccinated. We will ...

Lauren Kane Joins Forsyth County as Director of Communications & External Affairs

Lauren Kane Joins Forsyth County as Director of Communications & External Affairs
Lauren Kane has joined Forsyth County government as director of the Department of Communications & External Affairs. Kane brings nearly 20 years of experience in public relations, advocacy and crisis management to the County.  “Lauren brings a wealth of experience to the County in many areas of communication management and strategy,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We look forward to working with her as the mediums in which the County communicates messages to the community grows.”  Kane recently served as communications director for the State Bar of Georgia, vice president of communications for the National Beer Wholesalers Association, senior director of ...

John Jefferson Joins Forsyth County as Capital Projects Director

John Jefferson Joins Forsyth County as Capital Projects Director
John Jefferson has joined Forsyth County government as Capital Projects director. Jefferson brings over 30 years of experience in project design, execution and management. “As Forsyth County grows, there is a need to have a Capital Projects director to oversee the completion of County construction projects”, said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “John has years of experience as a project executive and director for many high-level state construction projects, and we look forward to his leadership here in Forsyth County.”  Jefferson began his career as a project architect with Chapman Coyle Chapman & Associates Architects AIA, Inc. in 1987. He has held ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter and Sheriff’s Office work together to get dogs adopted in a special way, Congresswoman Bourdeaux visits Forsyth County and the Fire Department welcomes new recruits. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series and newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here.  Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page ...

The County Spotlight: Colin Halligan

The County Spotlight: Colin Halligan
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Fire Apparatus Operator and Paramedic Colin Halligan 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 DUI Court Marks 15th Anniversary With June 2 Graduation Ceremony

Forsyth County DUI Court Marks 15th Anniversary With June 2 Graduation Ceremony
The Forsyth County DUI Court will hold a special graduation ceremony June 2 to mark the program’s 15th Anniversary. The graduation ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, at the Lanier Conference Center (3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd.).  During the ceremony, Forsyth County State Chief Judge T. Russell McClelland, presiding judge of the DUI Court who started the program in 2006, will comment on the achievements of the past 15 years and will personally congratulate the current graduates. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton will also serve as a featured guest speaker. Seven participants are slated to ...

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 ...

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