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Peachtree Corners Earns 2nd Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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Gwinnett County’s newest city, Peachtree Corners, has been honored with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the second straight year. The award was presented by the Government Finance Officers Association, a national association focused on government finance policy and management.

The award represents a significant achievement by the city’s Finance Department and its Finance Director. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff in meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. It is the 6-year-old city’s second time applying for the award and signifies the city’s commitment to transparency in its budgeting process.

“The city is dedicated to fiscal responsibility at every level and this award proves our commitment,” said Brian Johnson, City Manager. “The award also illustrates the city’s commitment to communications in the budgeting process.”

To receive the budget award, the city had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the city’s budget serves as:

  • A policy document
  • A financial plan
  • An operations guide
  • A communications device

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and in the 14 mandatory criteria within each of those categories to receive the award.

“This is an important award that validates Peachtree Corners’ commitment to responsible and successful budgeting,” said Brandon Branham, Finance Director. “We strive for excellence in all financial matters and appreciate this national recognition for our ongoing efforts.”

The Government Finance Officers Association is a non-profit organization serving the needs of more than 19,000 government finance professionals throughout North America. The association is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Washington D.C.

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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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