City Now Accepting Applications for Suwanee Youth Leaders Class of 2018

Now in its fifth year, the award-winning Suwanee Youth Leaders (SYL) program is accepting applications for its 2018 class. A nine-month City of Suwanee leadership program for high school sophomores and juniors, SYL is open to students who live in the North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, and Collins Hill clusters, as well as home school and private school students who reside within those clusters. The program centers on civic involvement, leadership skills, and volunteer opportunities.

The 2018 SYL program kicks off with a mandatory two-day retreat in early March. Students will then meet one Saturday each month March through October and also will be expected to volunteer at several community events, which may include the August Concert, two Food Truck Friday events, Suwanee Fest, and Arts in the Park.

Applications are due by December 1. For more information about SYL, contact Adam Edge at aedge@suwanee.com or Denise Brinson at denise@suwanee.com.

City Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Event Calendar

The City of Suwanee is currently accepting event applications for community events to be hosted at City of Suwanee parks during 2018. The deadline for applications is November 30. Once the City's event schedule is approved after the first of the year, no additional events may be added.

Each year, the City of Suwanee hosts – primarily at Town Center Park – more than 40 city and privately planned events, including concerts, festivals, races, food truck events, and more.

"Events are an important part of community-building in Suwanee," said Events & Outreach Manager Amy Doherty. "Each year, we love partnering with community organizations to bring great music, fun events, and unique engagement opportunities to our residents and others."

Applications and guidelines are available on the What's New/Events page. Applications are due no later than November 30, 2017; submission does not constitute event approval.

You'd Better Watch Out, You'd Better Not Cry…
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Center)!

Santa Claus is coming to Suwanee to light the Town Center tree, listen to Christmas wishes, and take photos with all the good little girls and boys at the City of Suwanee's annual Jolly Holly Day event on Friday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Santa will magically arrive to meet with children and families, while performances from Royal Dance Academy, local elementary school choruses, North Gwinnett Middle School Drama, and Sounds of Suwanee grace the stage. After lighting the Town Center Christmas tree at the end of the event, Santa will board his sleigh and return to the North Pole to prepare for his Christmas night journey!

Parents, be sure to bring cameras or phones to snap your own photos! Kids: DON'T FORGET YOUR CHRISTMAS LISTS! Free hot chocolate, cookies, s'mores, and holiday crafts (while supplies last); Jolly Holly Day will kick off the Christmas season in true Suwanee fashion!

Study to Remove Traffic Signal

In an effort to create safer, less congested, and more efficient access to I-85, the City of Suwanee is undertaking a traffic study to determine the feasibility of removing the traffic signal at the intersection of Sawmill Drive and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Since 2014, there have been more than 80 vehicle crashes with over 30 injuries at this particular intersection.

The plans call for connecting the raised concrete medians on either side of the intersection along Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, making it so drivers can only turn right onto or off of Sawmill Drive (eliminating the need for a traffic signal), extend the dedicated left turn lane for I-85 northbound, and ultimately allow for more efficient timing of other traffic signals.

The process for the proposed median break closing and traffic signal removal requires undertaking a temporary 90-day closure of the median break, which will likely begin in October. Public comments can be made at Signalstudy@suwanee.com. Information provided to this e-mail address will be collected as part of the study process. Click here for more detailed information.

Annual Snap Suwanee Photo Contest

The City of Suwanee is accepting submissions through December 31 for its annual Snap Suwanee photo competition. The annual photography competition provides a means for participants to share images that communicate something telling about the Suwanee community, and is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

A judging panel will select images that best depict Suwanee in each of the following categories:

Uniquely Suwanee People experiencing city events, volunteering, and enjoying themselves.
My View Images illustrating your favorite Suwanee view or perspective
Active Suwanee Snapshots from exploring Suwanee trails and parks
Oops I Arted Photos of Public Art
Suwanee-hee-hee! Humorous/novelty shots
#TBT Historical photos from Suwanee days gone by

The mission of the contest is to celebrate the City of Suwanee; therefore, all photos entered will have ideally be composed of subjects and locations within the Suwanee city limits within the past two years (with the exception of the #TBT category). Winning photographs will be exhibited for an approximately one-year period at City Hall beginning in March. Click here for more guidelines and to download an entry form.

City of Suwanee Election Results

Suwanee voters have re-elected Linnea Miller, Beth Hilscher, and Dan Foster to serve another four-year term on the Suwanee City Council.

Below are the uncertified election results for Suwanee:

City Council Post 3  
Linnea Miller (incumbent) 590 (approximately 75 percent)
Paquita V. Wright 192
 
City Council Post 4  
Joe Briggs Withdrew
Beth Hilscher (incumbent) 645
 
City Council Post 5  
Dan Foster (incumbent) 538 (approximately 70 percent)
John Kantor 231

Winter Farmers Market Returns

Rejoice, localvores — Suwanee is extending the Farmers Market through the winter months! The Farmers Market will continue on the second Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m. from October through April at Town Center Park. Stop by and enjoy fresh local winter produce, such as lettuces, greens, potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, baked goods, and a variety of other delicious, local flavors.


Solis Town Center

Town Center is Growing!

Big things are happening around town! Have you noticed some dirt moved, trees coming down, and general construction activity around downtown and Suwanee Town Center? We asked our citizens what they wanted, and they said, "More Town Center" – so we're giving it to them!

Solis Town Center Terwilliger Pappas began development of Solis Town Center, a modern 4-5 story mixed-use development adjacent to Suwanee Town Center.


Town Center
Park Expansion

Buford Highway

Buford Highway The Georgia Department of Transportation and City of Suwanee have partnered to develop a better Buford Highway that will handle a similar volume of traffic, but in a way that slows down vehicles while accommodating pedestrians and cyclists.

Town Center Park Expansion The design of the yet-to-be-named park is influenced by the style and quality of Town Center Park, but will have its own unique character, personality, and purpose.

Pierce's Corner The 6,000-square-foot building, constructed around 1909, is expected to be used for retail and/or restaurant purposes.

Click here for more details and updates on these, and other projects around our community.

Purchase Your Suwanee Swag at the Welcome Center

You've seen them all over town – now you can have your very own! Suwanee swag is available at the Welcome Center, located at the North Gwinnett Arts Association at 3930 Charleston Market Street in Town Center. Show your love of the goats, proudly declare that you arted, or choose from a number of other Suwanee items. Show your Suwanee pride!

Welcome Center hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 5:00

Upcoming Meetings & Events

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