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Councilmember Sadd Among 2019 Leadership Gwinnett Graduating Class

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Councilmember Phil Sadd, who represents Post 1, is among the 39 local leaders to graduate from the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2019.

Sadd was selected last spring for the prestigious nine-month program that began in August 2018. The class represented diverse industries including education, law, corporate, nonprofit, technology, health care, politics and government. All who graduate are more knowledgeable about the issues and challenges facing Gwinnett County and are more connected to the county’s decision makers and leaders, according to a 2018 Deloitte alumni impact survey.

“I entered into the leadership Gwinnett program already in a leadership position and feeling like I was doing the most I could,” said Sadd. “Leadership Gwinnett was the key to unlocking my additional growth. Because of the connections I’ve made and things I’ve learned, my potential has expanded.”

The Leadership Gwinnett program is designed to educate, equip and engage diverse leaders and inspire civic involvement. During the program the class participated in two major retreats, eight monthly study groups and seven learning days.The program included presentations from 150 speakers covering topics such as leadership in a world class community, infrastructure, economics, education, and health & human services.

“We are proud that Phil was selected to be part of the Leadership Gwinnett Class of 2019,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “I know he benefitted immensely by participating and undoubtedly, the city will benefit as well.”

Leadership Gwinnett’s vision is to develop a thriving community sustained by an inclusive network of empowered leaders. Participants greatly understand civic and social issues and leverage their connections for Gwinnett’s greater good. From its founding in 1985, nearly 1,200 have graduated from the program.

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Peachtree Corners Mayor to Deliver State-of-City Address July 22

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Mayor Mike Mason expected to unveil future plans, highlight successes

Mayor Mike Mason will deliver his annual state-of-the-city address on Monday, July 22. The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel, 475 Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners. A reception with cash bar is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. followed by the mayor’s address at 7 p.m.

Mayor Mason is expected to reveal the plans and vision for the city’s future and point to a number of successes the city has accomplished in the past year. On the list will be the great strides made in the revitalization of Tech Park, the increase in home values and the many infrastructure improvements including a new roundabout, road repaving, the installation of new sidewalks and continued work on the multi-use trails that will eventually wind through the city.

Certainly, on the top of the list of accomplishments, Mayor Mason will point to the great success of the 21-acre Town Center, and the considerable economic impact on the $80 million investment. Since opening in late April, the Town Center has been attracting thousands of residents and guests to the outdoor concerts and numerous family-friendly events that take place on the 2-acre Town Green. The city undertook this large-scale project without adding any additional debt to taxpayers while maintaining a zero-millage rate.

He will, undoubtedly point to one of the city’s most exciting projects – the plans for Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, 1.5-mile intelligent mobility and smart city laboratory which is currently being constructed along Technology Parkway. The 5G enabled autonomous vehicle test track and smart city living lab will be available for both startups and established companies. The lab is expected to draw both new and established technology-savvy businesses to Tech Park.

Mayor Mason will unveil a number of the city’s future projects including the Town Center’s pedestrian bridge, botanical garden and performing arts center. Construction on the bridge, which will connect The Forum to the Town Center, is expected to begin this summer.

All are invited to attend the mayor’s seventh state-of-the-city address to hear more of the vision for the future of Peachtree Corners.

Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason will deliver his annual state-of-the-city address on Monday, July 22. The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel, 475 Technology Parkway, in Peachtree Corners. A reception with cash bar is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. followed by the mayor’s address at 7 p.m.

The mayor is expected to unveil details on a number of the city’s future projects including the Town Center’s pedestrian bridge, botanical garden and performing arts center. Construction on the bridge, which will connect The Forum with the Town Center, is expected to begin this summer.

This will be Mayor Mason’s seventh state-of-the-city address. The public is invited to attend.

The city hopes you will be able to attend this event. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any photos for publication.

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Gwinnett Hosting Four Poll Official Hiring Events in July

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Citizens interested in the electoral process and who want to give back to the community are invited to attend one of Gwinnett County’s four upcoming poll official hiring events in July.

The Gwinnett County Voter Registrations and Elections Division is looking for citizens of all backgrounds, but especially needs bilingual poll workers, particularly Spanish speakers. Gwinnett County elections personnel staff 156 polling locations on Election Day plus eight advance voting locations. To comply with federal law, bilingual polling officials must be available to assist voters at each polling location during elections.

Poll officials can gain valuable work experience and earn $75 to $300 per day.

The hiring events are set for:

  • Thursday, July 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Five Forks Branch Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville
  • Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Collins Hill Branch Library, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville
  • Thursday, July 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at OneStop Norcross, 5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross
  • Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at OneStop Norcross, 5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross

The events are scheduled in the evenings and on a Saturday so that people who work during regular weekdays can attend.

Among the requirements, applicants must be at least 16 years old, a U.S. citizen and be able to read, write and speak English. They also must be a Gwinnett County resident or a Gwinnett County government employee and they must have access to a computer for required online training.

Interested citizens are encouraged to apply online prior to the event at www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com.

Gwinnett County Human Resources staff will be onsite to accept applications in person. Computers will be available at the events for applicants to use. To fulfill federal I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification requirements, please bring documents to verify your identity and legal authorization to work in the U.S.

To view the list of accepted documents, visit www.uscis.gov/i-9-central.

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You Are Invited to Mayor’s Annual State-of-City Address

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Mark your calendars and plan on attending Mayor Mason’s annual State-of-the-City address on Monday, July 22, 2019, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.at the Marriott Hotel, 475 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. A reception with cash bar begins at 6 p.m. followed by the Mayor’s address at 7 p.m.

Its been a short seven years since the city was incorporated as Gwinnett County’s 16th city, yet there is little doubt that this young city has been on the move since it was officially founded July 1, 2012.

Mayor Mason is expected to highlight the city’s progress — and offer a look ahead to the future of the county’s largest city.

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