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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.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments for April 19 and 20 are available. Please click here for more information, including information in multiple languages.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Georgia is open for everyone 16 years of age and older. For more information on vaccines, including a vaccine locator, click here. 

At the present time, all Forsyth County Boards and Commissioners are meeting live and in-person, but with both remote viewing and (in the case of public hearings or public comment) remote participation opportunities. Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

Forsyth County To Break Ground On Eagle’s Beak Park Expansion Project

Forsyth County To Break Ground On Eagle’s Beak Park Expansion Project
$2.25 million grant to be used to create new amenities at northwest Forsyth County park  A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21, for an expansion project at Eagle’s Beak Park (8420 Old Federal Rd.) that includes new walking trails, a river walk along the Etowah River, Trail of Tears historical signage, scenic overlooks and other amenities.  Funding for the project is made possible through a Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant in the amount of $2.25 million. Eagle’s Beak Park is one of 14 statewide recipients of the inaugural Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP) grant. ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for April 19 and 20

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for April 19 and 20
COVID-19 vaccines will be administered through District 2 Public Health   In partnership with District 2 Public Health, Forsyth County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents, by appointment only, on Monday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 20, at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College (3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd.).   Information regarding the appointment process in multiple languages can be found by clicking here.   Beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, eligible residents can click here to request an appointment through the Georgia Department of Public Health’s registration system. Please note, the registration tool offers multiple locations throughout the state where vaccines are available. Forsyth County residents seeking an appointment ...

The County Spotlight: John Kilgore

The County Spotlight: John Kilgore
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Geographic Information Services Director John Kilgore about his role with Forsyth County government. 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.

McKee Joins Forsyth County as Assistant County Manager

McKee Joins Forsyth County as Assistant County Manager
On April 12, 2021, David McKee joined Forsyth County government as the assistant county manager. In this role, McKee oversees operations of the County’s Engineering, Recycling & Solid Waste, Fleet Services, Public Transportation and Public Facilities departments. He also serves as the executive manager for all transportation related activities and responsibilities and is the County’s key contact with the Georgia Department of Transportation.   McKee brings 15 years of county administration experience. He joined Dawson County in 2006, working in environmental compliance, engineering, GIS and planning. Since 2015 he served as Dawson County’s Public Works Director and SPLOST Administrator. “Transportation solutions continue to be a focus for our community,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale To Be Held April 17

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale  To Be Held April 17
More than twenty vendors will be selling an assortment of household items Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites residents to a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center (2300 Keith Bridge Rd.).   “The community yard sale is a great opportunity for residents to do some spring cleaning around their house and do some shopping as well,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “We are excited to see all people will have to offer.”  Event organizers expect more than ...

UPDATE: All Appointments for Weather Alert Radios Have Been Filled

UPDATE: All Appointments for Weather Alert Radios Have Been Filled
UPDATE: All appointments for weather alert radios have been filled. If more are made available, an announcement will be made on the County's homepage and social media. Free weather alert radios available for residents throughout April The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be providing opportunities for residents to obtain a free weather alert radio and emergency preparedness information during the month of April.  “The radios will come pre-programmed to alert residents of weather advisories in Forsyth County,” said EMA Deputy Director Chris Grimes. “We were able to obtain the radios through a grant and are hopeful that residents will utilize ...

Appointments are Full: COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for April 12

Appointments are Full: COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for April 12
At this time, all appointments for April 12 are full.  As additional vaccines become available over the next few weeks, the County anticipates more appointment opportunities for residents. Information on this will be posted on the website and County social media. COVID-19 vaccines will be administered through District 2 Public Health In partnership with District 2 Public Health, Forsyth County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents, by appointment only, on Monday, April 12, at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College (3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd.).  Information regarding the appointment process in multiple languages can be found by clicking here.  Beginning ...

Forsyth County to Resume Monthly Siren Testing April 7

Forsyth County to Resume Monthly Siren Testing April 7
Forsyth County will resume monthly outdoor severe weather siren tests at noon on the first Wednesday of each month (weather permitting) after resolving a software error that prevented the County’s sirens from sounding during the tests in February and March. The next planned test is set for Wednesday, April 7 (weather permitting). The siren tests help residents recognize what they would hear in the event of a real tornado warning. Forsyth County has 17 outdoor severe weather sirens located throughout the county to notify residents that severe weather is in the area. The sirens are only designed to be heard by ...

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for April and May

Senior Services’ Newsletter Now Available for April and May
Learn what elected officials are working on in the State Capitol, go on a virtual tour of buildings and sights shaped like animals and learn how you can receive counseling as a caregiver– this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Starting this month Senior Services is offering limited activities in person at their facilities! Safety protocols including temperature checks and social distancing will be in place to protect members and staff. For more information on all games and classes in person and at home visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page or ...

Fire Department Launches Official Facebook Page

Fire Department Launches Official Facebook Page
Follow and interact with Forsyth County Fire Department to get the most up-to-date information on safety tips, local events and more.   The new Facebook page joins the County’s growing social media. Connect with all of the County’s social media channels: Forsyth County Government: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube Parks & Recreation Facebook Animal Shelter Facebook Fire Department Facebook

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