New Lawrenceville is a Georgia non-profit organization of volunteers in the City of Lawrenceville “Bringing Community Together” and NEVER using Tax Payers’ dollars for promoting the City of Lawrenceville! For over 5 years now we have come together through Local businesses networking, residents and neighborhoods participating and volunteering, churches and other community organizations encouraging or efforts and city, county and state level elected leaders are assisting in our success. Our events include Monthly Business Networking Meetings on various Tuesday's once a month. You can find out more on our Meetup website We also founded and host the annual “Spring Green Festival” in March of 2010, which continues to grow and has become the largest festival during the St. Patrick's Day time frame.
We also created the community's first successful "Trolley Tours of Lawrenceville" Video with Mary Long & Rodney Camren
THIS WEEK IN LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA!
(and the surrounding areas of Gwinnett County)
TOP 10 REASONS to LIVE - WORK -EXPERIENCE Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA
#1 NEIGHBORHOODS - Amazingly built homes and well established neighborhoods. Our ordinances now protect our neighborhoods from inexpensive builders slapping up homes that won’t last. Homes in our area must be built the same integrity and consistency that were built years past in a time when integrity and consistency mattered. We encourage you to drive through neighborhoods like Sherwood Forest, Craigdale Estates, Windsor Farms, Pendleton Park, Cramac, Hannary Estates, Meadow Creek and many other close by neighborhoods and look at the lot sizes, hardwoods and flowering trees. The people who own these homes and have been here for generations will be great neighbors to you and your family.
#2 SCHOOLS - Lawrenceville, Georgia is not only part of the award winning Gwinnett County Public Schools where, Gwinnett students are among the highest achieving, most talented in the state. In addition to historically outperforming their peers on standardized assessments, they excel in a wide range of extracurricular activities but we also are the only City in the entire Gwinnett County area with a 4 Year College. Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC - http://www.ggc.edu/ ) is the premier 21st Century Liberal Arts College where learning will take place continuously in and beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. Its cornerstones will be innovative use of educational technology and a commitment to an integrated educational experience that develops the whole person. GGC will be a wellspring of educational innovation. It will be a dynamic learning community where faculty engagement in teaching and mentoring students will be the hallmark. It will be a driving force for change in student success. As such, it will be a model for innovative approaches to education, faculty engagement with students, and highly efficient student, facility, and administrative services.
#3 MEDICAL - Lawrenceville, Georgia is home to Gwinnett Medical Center where it has been recognized for providing superior clinical quality and placed among an elite group of U.S. hospitals: HealthGrades® list of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for 2012. To be recognized with this distinction, hospitals must have had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that were in the top 5% in the nation. Gwinnett Medical Center is the only hospital in Atlanta* to be named by HealthGrades as one of America’s 100 Best, and 1 of only 3 in the state of Georgia. Complete procedure-by-procedure comparisons of the HealthGrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals and all others can be found at healthgrades.com. A comprehensive methodology for this award and all HealthGrades hospital ratings and rankings is also available. This is just another example of how Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville and Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth are transforming healthcare.
#4 EMPLOYMENT - According to our Lawrenceville Trends data, the number of Lawrenceville, Georgia jobs has increased by 57% since August 2010. Among the most common occupations in Lawrenceville are Sales and office occupations, 27%. Management, professional, and related occupations, 25%. and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 15%. Approximately 80 percent of workers in Lawrenceville, Georgia work for companies, 10 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed. Currently, the most commonly listed Lawrenceville Jobs are for project manager jobs, business analyst jobs, physical therapist jobs, java developer jobs, .net developer jobs and physical therapy jobs. The most popular companies with Lawrenceville jobs are: Bank of America, Home Depot, Fiserv, Deloitte and Emory Healthcare.
#5 TAXES - Lawrenceville, Georgia tax millage rate remains at 2.16 mills. This is among the lowest in Gwinnett County.
#6 UTILITIES - Lawrenceville, Georgia is one of the 49 MEAG Power Participant communities that understand that there is formidable strength in joining together. Over the years, their united efforts have accomplished much and they have continuously been provided with low cost wholesale energy. In addition, Participants have been able to increase their influence with government entities by uniting as one voice and have saved money by taking advantage of economies of scale when it comes to Marketing and Distribution services. MEAG's partial ownership in four power plants and 100% ownership of the Combined Cycle facility at Plant Wansley allow us to provide 2069 megawatts of power. We believe ownership of generating plants, rather than relying on the volatility of wholesale energy markets, gives us more control over costs and thereby helps us continue our low cost structure.
#7 WATER - The City is currently in the design phase of a new treatment facility to be located on Winer Industrial Way. The new potential will utilize up to 8 new wells that are dispersed around the central and western portions of the City. The new treatment facility will utilize treatment systems to remove iron and manganese as well as low levels of Radium 226 and 228. A 1 million gallon storage tank will also be constructed on site which will double the storage capacity for the City. The City is also in the design phase of adding an additional well to the existing Rhodes Jordan Water Treatment Facility. The new Ezzard Road well will add an additional 100 gallons per minute. Additional treatment for radionuclides will be added at the well site prior to transmission to the Rhodes Jordan Water Treatment Facility. The city hopes the plant will allow the city to be fully sustainable in the coming years with a production of 600,000 gallons of water per day. The plant has a 1 million gallon capacity.
#8 HISTORY - The History of Lawrenceville Georgia Incorporated on December 15, 1821, exactly three years to the day after the formation of Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville is the county seat and second oldest city in Greater Atlanta. She is named in honor of Captain James Lawrence, the War of 1812 naval commander who gave his crew one of American history’s most memorable fighting orders: “Tell the men to fire faster and not to give up the ship; fight her till she sinks!" Though Commander Lawrence died from battle wounds a few days later, the City of Lawrenceville thrived. From the first hearty stock of settlers who lived off the land, citizens of Lawrenceville have long taken pride in establishing and fashioning a strong, viable community. You can find out great information during Mary Long & New Lawrenceville's Historic Trolley Tours in the month of May on Saturday's 5th, 12th & 26th at 1pm & Sunday May 20th in Historic Downtown Lawrenceville. http://www.NewLawrenceville.com. Video about City of Lawrenceville History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_flKNfvrt8
#9 SAFETY - The Lawrenceville Police Department is untouched by response time. Our local men, women and canine in local Law Enforcement are dedicated to the community of Lawrenceville like non-other. Not only are they committed to sacrifice their lives to eradicate crime but they are also involved in improving Quality of Life in Lawrenceville as well. They also organize several community events with Chili-Cook offs, Remembering 9-11 5k runs and spending extra time educating and teaching classes to the Citizen's Police Academy. http://www.lawrencevillepd.com
#10 DOWNTOWN - Historic Downtown Lawrenceville ready with old-fashioned, Southern hospitality and hometown charm, Lawrenceville is a vibrant city with offerings to satisfy today’s varied lifestyles, interests and requirements. 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. Our proximity to Atlanta is a convenience, yet residents and visitors find all they desire and need within the city limits of Lawrenceville. An experience just north of Atlanta, where you will find a destination set in the history and heritage of Gwinnett's oldest city. In Lawrenceville you are surrounded by performing arts, great dining, and unique shops, for fun, food, and furnishings as well as access to award-winning recreation facilities. The Aurora Theatre is considered one of the crown jewels in the community recognized as Gwinnett County’s only Professional Theatre http://www.auroratheatre.com/ .
Additional Links to review: Community Facebook & Twitter: http://www.Facebook.com/NewLawrenceville & http://www.Twitter.com/NLawrenceville
New Lawrenceville: http://www.NewLawrenceville.com andhttp://www.SpringGreenFestival.com
New Lawrenceville Community Events & Location App ~ iPhone: http://bit.ly/ZwNhUH & Android: http://bit.ly/10nhpDj
Lawrenceville Neighborhood Alliance: http://www.LawrencevilleNA.org City of Lawrenceville Government: http://www.LawrencevilleGA.org
Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association: http://www.VisitLawrenceville.com Explore Gwinnett: http://www.visitgwinnettcounty.org