Lawrenceville Accepting Nominations for Heritage Trail Medallions

Published: April 29, 2016

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 Lawrenceville Accepting Nominees for Heritage Trail Medallions

The Heritage Trail Walkway Commemorates Historic Leaders in City’s Development Efforts

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – April 29, 2016

The City of Lawrenceville and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) partnered together to construct a walking trail that is designed to pay homage to individuals – throughout Gwinnett County history – who have made significant contributions to the City of Lawrenceville. Known as the Heritage Trail, the walkway commences at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial and ends in front of Rhodes Jordan Park. Honorees for the Heritage Trail Medallions are chosen annually through a meticulous nomination process. Individuals are selected based on their extraordinary contributions to the development or well-being of Lawrenceville and/or its residents.

Residents and guests strolling through the Downtown area have the opportunity to learn about Lawrenceville’s proudest accomplishments and the individuals whose efforts facilitated these opportunities.

“The honorees selected are those who demonstrated a passion for growth and innovation in the City of Lawrenceville,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “When residents and guests walk the Heritage Trail, they have the opportunity to explore our growing community and also learn about Lawrenceville’s rich history.”

This year, the DDA will accept applications for nominees for a Heritage Trail Medallion from May 1st – June 30th. Candidates may be submitted by Lawrenceville citizens or any organization operating within Lawrenceville city limits.

“Each year, we continue to receive nominations for phenomenal individuals whose contributions to Lawrenceville were both significant and historic,” said David Still, Chairman of the Downtown Development Authority. “Projects like the Heritage Trail combine history with present-day revitalization efforts to create an attraction that both residents and tourists can enjoy.”

To nominate a deserving and qualified individual for this opportunity, please review the process and submit the nomination before Thursday, June 30th.

The Heritage Trail nomination process and application can be found at www.LawrencevilleGa.org or by clicking the links below:

Nominations, with qualification summary, should be submitted by June 30th:

LAWRENCEVILLE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

ATTN: Heritage Trail Nominations

P.O. Box 502

Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Email: ldda@lawrencevillega.org

Lawrenceville Celebrates April as National Safe Digging Month

Published: April 25, 2016

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Lawrenceville Celebrates National Safe Digging Month

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson Presents an Official Proclamation

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 LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – April 25, 2016

The City of Lawrenceville’s Damage Prevention Department is supporting Governor Nathan Deal’s proclamation of April as National Safe Digging Month. As a member of both the Gwinnett and Walton County Utility Coordinating Councils (UCC), Lawrenceville has partnered with Georgia 811 for the past four years to support this initiative which was designed to heighten contractor and homeowner awareness of the national 811 notification system.

The purpose of the initiative is to remind individuals served by the City of Lawrenceville to notify utility operators of their intent to dig in order to prevent damage to underground utilities and ensure the safety of Lawrenceville’s residents.

In a short ceremony on April 22nd, Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson presented an official proclamation declaring the month of April as Safe Digging Month in the City of Lawrenceville. Ceremony attendees also enjoyed the following video highlighting lessons in safe digging by respecting the flags and knowing what’s below the surface: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFqeexeWack

“Locating underground utilities is a process that requires skill, determination, workload management and problem-solving techniques,” said Wesley Huggins, Damage Prevention Specialist for the City of Lawrenceville. “We have a wonderful team of individuals who work diligently and are happy to educate homeowners and citizens on appropriate digging practices.”

Lawrenceville’s gas utilities team recently scored exceptionally well on a routine audit verifying operator qualification rules and procedures. In the future, the team aspires to be the preeminent damage prevention and public awareness department in the state of Georgia by continuing to follow all established laws and procedures.

For more information about the City of Lawrenceville’s Damage Prevention Department, visit www.LawrencevilleGa.org or the Damage Prevention Facebook page.

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