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22 July 2020

Woodstock Adopts First Sustainability Plan

Written by Unwanna Etuk

Recently, the City of Woodstock took steps forward by adopting its first citywide Sustainability Plan, a significant milestone on the community’s path to going green. For over a decade, Woodstock has pursued sustainability initiatives under the guidance of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities program, working up from achieving the Bronze certification level to maintaining Gold for years on end.

23 June 2020

Woodstock Announces Assistance To Help Get Businesses Booming Again

Written by Stacy Brown

The City of Woodstock is implementing new measures to provide financial assistance to businesses for 2021.

While temporary measures had earlier been implemented to assist in the short term during the COVID-19 response, this broader plan is intended to assist businesses meeting certain criteria through a longer recovery period. 

Assistant City Manager Coty Thigpen presented the plan to Woodstock City Council at the June 8 meeting.

19 May 2020

Celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day June 13!

Written by Stacy Brown

The City of Woodstock staff invites residents to celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day Saturday, June 13, and discover how “Parks Build Healthy Communities.” Organized by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Family Health and Fitness Day promotes the importance of local parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy.

20 April 2020

Tourism Works for Woodstock

Written by Stacy Brown

National Travel and Tourism Week is May 3-9. Tourism is an integral part of Woodstock’s economy. Many of our businesses and thousands of our workers serve visitors to our city. Woodstock’s tourism industry includes transportation, lodging, recreation and entertainment, arts, retail, food and beverage, travel advisers, and destination marketers. The unprecedented public health crisis that began in March halted ground travel, putting our businesses and workers in a bind.

23 March 2020

The Importance of Participating in the 2020 Census

Written by Stacy Brown

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine congressional representation and the amount of federal funding that flows into our community every year for the next decade. Census results also influence highway planning and construction.

19 February 2020

Highlights From Mayor Henriques’ 2020 State of the City Address

Written by Stacy Brown

During his recent State of the City Address, Mayor Donnie Henriques highlighted numerous outreach programs like Law Enforcement Explorers, Citizens’ Public Safety Academy, and Shop with a Hero. He congratulated Officer Shane Bonebrake on deploying a pink patrol car for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which gained national attention and over 1,600 signatures in tribute to survivors.

22 January 2020

Bundle Up and Explore Woodstock's Great Outdoors!

Written by Stacy Brown

February is a great time to explore the outdoors. Woodstock has a wonderful network of trails that are used for recreation, fitness, and even commuting.

23 December 2019

Visit Woodstock Parks to Achieve 2020 Fitness Goals

Written by Stacy Brown

Happy 2020! The parks in Woodstock are a great place to work toward your fitness-related New Year’s resolutions.

19 November 2019

Woodstock Transportation Summit Updates

Written by Stacy Brown

Members of the local development community recently gathered to learn about current trends and projects relating to transportation in downtown Woodstock and the surrounding area.

23 October 2019

Holiday Safety Tips From the City of Woodstock

City of Woodstock Police Department and Fire and Rescue have some tips to help keep your loved ones and your property safe in the coming months. Taking the time to think through possible hazardous scenarios related to holiday shopping and trimming the tree can make a big difference.

19 September 2019

No Opponents = No Election for Woodstock

Written by Rhonda Pezello

The City of Woodstock mayor and council serve four-year terms with staggered elections. Staggered elections mean that the mayor and council seats for Wards 1, 3, and 5 are elected in one election cycle, and council seats for Wards 2, 4, and 6 are elected during the next election cycle. Municipal elections are held in odd-numbered years, two years apart.

22 August 2019

Amped in the Park

Written by Marybeth Stockdale

Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a health and fitness fair Saturday, September 7, in conjunction with the September AMPED in the Park monthly fitness event at Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater. The fair will take place following the regularly scheduled hour-long AMPED in the Park workout that begins at 8:00am.

22 July 2019

Woodstock Police Department Set to Host 2019 National Night Out

Written by Brittany Page

The Woodstock Police Department, in partnership with other local public safety agencies, joins forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 36th annual National Night Out to be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 6:00-9:00pm in The Park at City Center (101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock).

01 July 2019

Woodstock's Sustainable Future

Written by K. Dakota Carruthers

Woodstock’s journey to go green began in 2009 after receiving stimulus grants for demonstration projects such as the solar panel display at the City Chambers building and the installation of solar hot water heaters at Fire Station #10. These projects, along with adopting the first citywide Sustainability Policy, are among a laundry list of other measures completed by City staff that allowed Woodstock to earn the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Certification at the bronze level in 2010 and gold in 2015.

23 May 2019

July 4th Festivities

Written by Marybeth Stockdale

As the City of Woodstock prepares for this year’s July 4th celebration, we’ve been looking back at our past Independence Day parades and traditions. Although the way we celebrate July 4th in the City of Woodstock may have changed from year to year, one thing remains the same: Woodstock always shows its down-home patriotic pride.
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