'Tis the Season

collageIn appreciation for another year of dedication and hard work, City Council members and spouses celebrated Christmas with City employees and their families. The annual celebration was held at The Smith House and was a great time of food, fun and fellowship!!

Streetscape Planning

befunky img 5443.jpgThe team responsible for guiding the design, construction and maintenance of downtown's streetscape project met to walk Phase 1 and discuss the current construction timeline. Downtown's streetscape project focuses on improvements to pedestrian safety and landscaping. This includes enhancements to sidewalks, trees, medians, lighting and street furniture. The City has been awarded state and federal grant money to fund 80% of the project's design and engineering. Construction for three blocks of West Main and South Chestatee is scheduled to begin Winter 2015.

City Employees Participate in Career Day

photoThird, fourth, and fifth grade students met with the City of Dahlonega's Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, John Jarrard, and Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Allan McCallister, during Blackburn Elementary School's Career Day. Career Day provides the opportunity for students to visualize future career options by engaging in conversations with local professionals. Dahlonega City Manager, Bruce Georgia, stated, "Any opportunity our employees have to talk with our community's youth is important to us as an organization." Mr. Jarrard and Mr. McCallister spoke to the students about the City's management process to provide safe, quality drinking water for Dahlonega residents.

Blackburn Elementary School Assistant Principal, Dr. Linda Parr, said, "We are always very appreciative that local city employees take the time to speak with our students." Throughout the day, students participated in many activities that taught them about different types of careers. Dr. Parr continued to speak on how Career Day benefits Dahlonega-Lumpkin County by helping students "learn new possibilities for them to become as adults while having fun!"

Blackburn Elementary will hold a career day for kindergarten through second grade in March 2014.

First Friday Night Concert Information

The First Friday concerts are held in downtown Dahlonega's beautiful Hancock Park. All concerts begin at 6:30 PM. Mark your calendar now and make your plans to attend each event. Bring friends, family, and lawn chairs and enjoy the fun in downtown Dahlonega. Dancing and socializing are encouraged! Arrive early, enjoy excellent downtown shopping, and pick up your picnic from any of downtown's popular restaurants.

Become a Fan of the First Friday Night Concert on Facebook or visit dahlonegafirstfridayconcerts.org for future announcements & details. 

Featured Article in Georgia Trend Magazine

Downtown Dahlonega was one of eight cities featured in the February 2013 edition of Georgia Trend for bustling activity in shopping, dining the arts & more. Click HERE to read the entire article.

DDA Reception & Awards Program

The Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority hosted the annual Downtown Business Reception & Awards Program on Thursday, February 28.

The event celebrates the previous year's successes in Downtown Dahlonega, the social and economic heart of North Georgia. The program included a report on 2012 Downtown Development Authority activities, a highlight of upcoming 2013 projects and a recognition of investments, partnerships and achievements within the historic central business district.

For the complete list of honorees and photos, follow this LINK.

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