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20 June 2019

Alpharetta’s Current Success and Bright Future

Written by Mayor Jim Gilvin

Alpharetta is a special place, and this fact has never been more obvious than over the last 12 months. Our community offers a unique blend of the perfect environment for building successful businesses along with a friendly, hospitable atmosphere to live and raise a family. Such a combination inspires people from all over the world to call Alpharetta home. As great as this city is now, the future is even brighter.

20 June 2019

The "Burning Hams" Crossroads

Written by Laura Bentley

Travelers in the mid-1800s passed through a little community now known as Birmingham Crossroads and remarked that they were often greeted by the aroma of meat cooking in nearby log homes. They described the scent as “burning hams.” According to an article written by a roving reporter in 1960, that is how many old-timers believe the Birmingham area of Milton got its name.

23 May 2019

Milton Parks & Rec

Written by Mayor Joe Lockwood

Summer officially arrives later this month, but for most north Fulton families, the fun has already begun! This year, my wife Dawn and I are officially empty-nesters for the first time, but we fondly recall past summers making memories with our three children.

22 April 2019

Historic Home Gains New Life and Renewed Purpose

By Laura Bentley

Nestled among hardwoods and native dogwoods rests one of the oldest buildings in Fulton County, which is located at 15690 Hopewell Road. The Thomas Byrd Sr. house is owned by the City of Milton and was repurposed to serve the community’s increasing older adult population. The building, now affectionately referred to as the Byrd House, is representative of Milton’s legacy of preservation.

22 April 2019

Spring Into Roswell for These Fun Events

Written by Mayor Lori Henry

Spring is my favorite time of year in Roswell. Flowers are blooming, trees are getting their leaves, the weather is warming up, and the City of Roswell’s event season is kicking off. Our great city offers so much to do during the spring and summer months. We pack our warm-weather months with festivals, events, and, of course, Alive in Roswell, our signature event each month. There’s something for everyone!

21 March 2019

Springtime in Downtown Alpharetta

Written by Mayor Jim Gilvin

Spring has sprung, which means another great season of food and fun in downtown Alpharetta. As the sunsets get later, be sure to mark your calendar, so you don’t miss an event. This year’s events promise to be better than ever. Now that Alpharetta’s City Center is open, you’ll find even more awesome new restaurants and shops to enjoy when you head downtown.

21 February 2019

Preserving Roswell’s History

Written by Mayor Lori Henry

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We are not makers of history; we are made by history.”

Roswell cherishes its rich and diverse history. We are unique in that the City owns and operates three historic museum homes and recently purchased a fourth historic home, all which date back to the founding of our city. Roswell is a forerunner of historic preservation in Georgia.

22 January 2019

The Future Is Bright in Milton

Written by Mayor Joe Lockwood

As we move into February, 2019 is well underway. We celebrated Milton’s 2018 accomplishments during the State of the City event on January 31. Residents and business owners, as well as a variety of community partners, filled Milton City Council chambers in celebration of where our city has been and where we’re headed.

18 December 2018

Another Awesome Year in Alpharetta

Written by Mayor Jim Gilvin

Now that the new year is upon us, it is remarkable to look back and reflect on how much was accomplished in 2018 and how bright the horizon looks for 2019. And, while there were many great milestones achieved in 2018, the opening of downtown Alpharetta’s City Center project was certainly the most celebrated.

24 October 2018

Giving Thanks to Those Who Give

Written by Mayor Joe Lockwood

Another year has flown by, and here we are heading into the holiday season with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away. Our community has so much to be thankful for — engaged citizens, dedicated volunteers, strong businesses, and committed City staff.

20 September 2018

Fall for Johns Creek

Written by Mayor Mike Bodker

The fall is upon us, the leaves are changing, and at the risk of jinxing us all, the Georgia humidity should finally be behind us. In general, it’s a great time to be out and about and enjoying the community at one of our City events, or in one of our parks and on the trails.

24 August 2018

Update on the Proposed Angela Krause Tennis, Pickleball, and Fitness Center

Written by Mayor Lori Henry

After a recent conversation with Vernon Krause of the Krause Foundation, we have jointly decided not to move forward with the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Roswell and the Krause Foundation to locate the Angela Krause Tennis, Pickleball, and Fitness Center in Big Creek Park.

24 August 2018

Good Communication = Maintaining a High Quality of Life in Milton Lockwood

Written by Mayor Joe Lockwood

Quality of life is important to everyone. It can mean something different for every family, every community. It’s definitely subjective, but it’s also something that we’re all constantly striving for in our lives. It’s the reason families and businesses gravitate to a specific community.

23 July 2018

Charming and Remarkable Alpharetta

Written by Mayor Jim Gilvin

At a recent Alpharetta City Council meeting, we had the opportunity to review a zoning application for an extraordinary development that would include a luxurious hotel, a world-class fitness training facility, and a level of amenities that would draw high-level athletes from all over the globe. The proposal was so impressive and unique that throughout the zoning process, everyone I spoke to was enthusiastic about the possibility, yet skeptical about the business model.

23 July 2018

Transparency in Government

Written by Mayor Lori Henry

You hear the word “transparency” a lot when talking about government. I take transparency in government very seriously, and I want to assure you the City of Roswell is a transparent government. We pride ourselves on making information available to our residents through open meetings, the City’s website, recording, videotaping, and indexing our mayor and council meetings, and also through our open records process. While the City of Roswell is transparent, I want to take our transparency to another level. I want City information to be convenient for citizens to access, and City government participation to be made easier. Today’s technology makes that possible.
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