Public Notice: FREE Mulch Available for Pick Up

Published: March 28, 2016

Beginning April 30th, the City of Lawrenceville will have FREE mulch available for pick up on the last Saturday of each month thru August, from 8am to 12pm at 460 Paper Mill Road, Lawrenceville 30046.

The City grinds all wood and lumber products that are picked up by staff members and will be making it available to the public for free. Bring your truck or other containers to fill up and take as much as you need!


Chuck Warbington Named Lawrenceville City Manager

Published: March 28, 2016


Chuck Warbington Named Lawrenceville City Manager

Former Director of Georgia’s largest CID fills lead role for Gwinnett’s County Seat


LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – March 28, 2016                                           

 Lawrenceville’s elected City Council members have cast their vote and officially chosen Chuck Warbington to fill the position of City Manager.

A life-long resident of Gwinnett County, Warbington is a graduate of Georgia Tech where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.  He comes to the City of Lawrenceville from the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District (CID) where he served as the Executive Director for 10 years.

“The City Council is very pleased with the choice of Chuck Warbington as Lawrenceville’s new City Manager,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “We look forward to the ideas and developments he will bring to the City.”

Warbington began leadership of the Gwinnett Village in January 2006, spearheading the efforts in forming the largest Community Improvement District in Georgia. As a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett, he serves the community through a variety of capacities that include the Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Board of Directors, the Gwinnett Chamber, and the Fort Daniel Historical Foundation. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Redevelopment Task Force, Chairman of the Gwinnett County Planning Commission, President of Partnership Gwinnett PFE and also a member of the Quantum National Bank Board of Directors.

“I am eager to begin my new role with the City of Lawrenceville and continue the City’s community and economic efforts,” said Chuck Warbington. “I am truly excited about building upon the tremendous assets in the City and looking forward to continuing the groundwork laid by Mr. Baroni in serving the needs of our residents, businesses and investors alike.”

Warbington will be stepping into the position as former City Manager, Robert ‘Bob’ Baroni, retires from 42 years of government service with the City. Warbington and Baroni will work together with City leaders to transition responsibilities over the next couple of months.

For more information about the City of Lawrenceville, visit

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Lawrenceville Police Department Awarded 2016 Valor Award

Published: March 24, 2016

Lawrenceville Police Department Awarded 2016 Valor Award

Crime Suppression Unit named Public Safety Unit of the Year



The City of Lawrenceville’s Police Department was awarded a 2016 Medal of Valor Award as the Public Safety Unit of the Year for the achievements of its Crime Suppression Unit (CSU). Hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber, the award ceremony was held today at the Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth, GA.

The Valor Awards serve to honor Gwinnett County’s public safety professionals, including firefighters, police and emergency personnel for extraordinary efforts displayed in the line of duty.

“We are extremely proud that our Crime Suppression Unit is being recognized for their outstanding achievements,” said Lt. Ryan Morgan. “Lawrenceville is truly lucky to have this team of determined and hard-working officers who are dedicated and passionate about the work they do in the community.”

Lawrenceville’s CSU has worked closely with the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in several investigations of armed robbery, burglary, and theft. Last year alone, 51 warrants were served either as a unit or while assisting the CID, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF), the Gwinnett Metro Task Force (GMTF), Probation/Parole, and the Gwinnett County Police Department. The unit was able to make 189 arrests for the year, while adding 37 gang members to an existing database of gang activity and updating the database of criminal activity to include 197 members as well.

“The Lawrenceville Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit has made a tremendous impact in helping to defeat criminal activities throughout the City and Gwinnett County as a whole,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “We greatly rely on the efforts of our Police Department as lower crime rates foster an environment for economic growth by offering residents, investors, business organizations, and tourists’ confidence in our community’s local security.”

In 2016, the unit will continue efforts started in 2015 with proactive patrols in high crime areas that will include a combination of plain clothes and uniform efforts.

For more information about the Lawrenceville Police Department, visit

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Photo Caption: Lawrenceville Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit –  Officer Tim Schaefer, Sergeant Chris Ralston, and Officer Jimmy Inlow.

City of Lawrenceville and Aurora Theatre Win Regional Arts & Culture Award

Published: March 23, 2016

 City of Lawrenceville and Aurora Theatre Win Regional Arts & Culture Award

Annual PRELUDE Event Recognized by Atlanta Regional Commission



The City of Lawrenceville’s signature summer event, PRELUDE, received the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) 2015 CREATE Community Award for its focus on Arts & Culture through a partnership with the Aurora Theatre.

For over ten years, the City has hosted the PRELUDE celebration on the eve of July 4th as a way to honor America’s Day of Independence. Each year, before the stunning display of fireworks, the event features an outdoor stage performance hosted by Lawrenceville’s Aurora Theatre. With past productions like Camelot, Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and South Pacific, the City of Lawrenceville and the Aurora Theatre continue to bring Tony Award winning classics to life in Downtown Lawrenceville.

“We are honored to receive this distinguished award as it recognizes Lawrenceville’s commitment to local and regional excellence,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “Promoting community development through artistic and cultural approaches attracts economic investment, a strong workforce, and new visiting populations to our community.”

According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Arts & Culture award is presented to the local government that “advances creative place making and cultural opportunities in their community through the implementation of arts related concepts in programs, policies and projects.”

“For 20 years, the Aurora Theatre has developed unique programming meeting the needs of our constantly evolving community,” said Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora Theatre Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director. “Cities that embrace arts and culture activities increase their economic viability and establish their community’s competitive advantage.”

An ARC Board Presentation and awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 23rd in the Amphitheater at the Loudermilk Center for Regional Community in Atlanta. Mayor Johnson and Anthony Rodriguez were in attendance at the ceremony to receive the award on behalf of the City of Lawrenceville.

“Lawrenceville takes pride in developing award-winning programming for the community,” said Lisa Sherman Director of Community and Economic Development. The regional and national recognition invites tourism revenue to the City, yielding economic growth which is the ultimate goal.”

Make plans to visit Lawrenceville to experience the family friendly events taking place throughout 2016:

April 1st                 Lawrenceville LIVE! on the Square

April 8th                Movies on the Lawn – Jurassic World

May 7th                 FREE Comic Book Day

May 13th              Movies on the Lawn – Back to the Future

May 27th              Summer Concert Series – Samantha Stroh and Josh Dorr

June 3rd                 Lawrenceville LIVE! on the Square

June 10th              Movies on the Lawn – The Lego Movie

June 24th              Summer Concert Series – The Return – A Beatles Tribute Band

July 1st                  Lawrenceville LIVE! on the Square

July 3rd                  PRELUDE to the 4th

July 8th                  Movies on the Lawn – An Affair to Remember

July 16th                ArtsFest Gwinnett

July 29th                Summer Concert Series – R&B, Inc.

August 5th            Lawrenceville LIVE! on the Square

August 12th          Movies on the Lawn – Grease

August 26th          Summer Concert Series – Departure – The Journey Tribute Band

September 2nd     Lawrenceville LIVE! on the Square

September 10th   Paws in the Park

September 17th   Rock’n Ribville

September 30th   Summer Concert Series – Wild Honey and Dream Police

October 28th        Spooktacular on the Square

November 24th    Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

December 10th     Lawrenceville’s Hometown Christmas Parade

For more information about the City of Lawrenceville and City events, visit

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About the City of Lawrenceville

The City of Lawrenceville is the Capital City of Gwinnett, Metro Atlanta, with a population of just over 29,000 citizens and a youthful median age of 32. Lawrenceville works to preserve its heritage while pushing ahead to ensure excellence for the future. From state-of-the-art medical, educational and governmental facilities, to thriving business, cultural, and recreational opportunities, Lawrenceville serves as home and host to individuals and families who come here from around the globe. 

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 About the Aurora Theatre

Aurora Theatre, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Performs, C4 Atlanta, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Commerce Club, Suwanee Business Alliance and Duluth Merchants Association.

Lawrenceville’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Now Available

Published: March 21, 2016

The City of Lawrenceville has published the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended August 31, 2015.  This report presents the City’s financial operations to all parties interested in the financial affairs of the City.  The CAFR is prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and includes financial statements audited by an independent public accounting firm.

If you have any questions regarding the information contained in the report, please contact the City of Lawrenceville’s Finance Department by calling 770.963.2414.


City of Lawrenceville Garners Award-Winning Recognition

Published: March 15, 2016

City of Lawrenceville Garners Award-Winning Recognition

FOX’s Sleepy Hollow nominated for a Location Manager Guild Award


The City of Lawrenceville’s Historic Downtown Square helped land FOX’s TV Series Sleepy Hollow a nomination in the 3rd Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI). The awards serve to honor production teams in TV, film and commercials that strengthen their storyline by exercising a strategic and intentional use of filming locations.

“We were thrilled to have FOX’s Sleepy Hollow film on our Historic Downtown Square as the project invested tremendously into our local economy,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “As the County Seat and the oldest City in Gwinnett, Lawrenceville has a lot to offer as far as culture, architecture, and design goes.”

Within the six categories, Sleepy Hollow is nominated as an “outstanding location in a period television series” along with TV series like Game of Thrones, Gotham, Aquarius and Fargo. FOX’s hit TV series began filming in Lawrenceville last fall and invested significant capital into reinventing some of the City’s historic infrastructure for its use.

“Filming on historic properties and in town squares with lots of traffic and commerce can be difficult but the City of Lawrenceville made it happen for our production,” said Nancy Haecker, Location Scout & Manager. “We are extremely appreciative of Lisa Sherman, the Town Council and the community for their support and cooperation.”

The winners of the LMGI Awards will be announced during a formal ceremony hosted by David Doumeng on Saturday, April 23.

In the meantime, Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County continue to open their doors to the film industry as the City focuses on the film industry as one of its target sectors for economic growth.

“Lawrenceville has developed a strong reputation for being extremely progressive and professional with the industry, and this recognition will go a long way to helping put Gwinnett, which is already recognized as a Camera Ready Community, on the forefront of film-friendly counties, said Lisa Anders, Executive Director, Explore Gwinnett & Gwinnett’s Camera Ready representative.

For more information about the City of Lawrenceville, visit

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Notice of 2016 Proposed Resurfacing Projects

Published: March 14, 2016

The following streets are included in the proposed list of 2016 resurfacing projects:

  • Blake Court – From Blake Street to Sarah Lane
  • Blake Street – From Hanary Drive to Street End
  • Grayland Hills Drive – From Johnson Road to Street End
  • Phillips Boulevard – From Hurricane Shoals Road to Hwy 120 (West Pike Street)
  • Sarah Lane – From Blake Court to Kinsey Lane
  • Stone Hollow Place – From Waterstone Drive to Street End
  • Stoneland Court – From Waterstone Drive to Street End
  • Stoneland Place – From Waterstone Drive to Street End
  • Waterstone Drive – From Moon Road to Street End
  • Jackson Street (striping only) – From Scenic Hwy (Hwy 24) to East Crogan Street
  • Collins Industrial Way (striping only) – From Collins Hill Road to University Lane
  • Lyle Circle (striping only) – From Hurricane Shoals Road to Collins Hill Road

Lawrenceville Announces Final Candidate for New City Manager

Published: March 10, 2016

Chuck Warbington selected as the finalist to fill the lead role for Gwinnett’s County Seat

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – March 10, 2016 – From among 42 potential candidates, City of Lawrenceville officials have selected Chuck Warbington as the final candidate for the position of City Manager. Warbington currently serves as Executive Director for the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District (CID) and fills various other leadership roles on boards and within organizations across the County and Metro Atlanta region.

City Officials will convene at a Special Call meeting on March 28, 2016, to make their final decision and move forward. For more information about the City of Lawrenceville visit


Read about Gwinnett’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan

Published: March 1, 2016

A Comprehensive Transportation Plan, or CTP, serves as a roadmap for how a community would like to see their transportation networks develop to serve their current and future needs. CLICK HERE to visit the County’s website and learn more about the plan.

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