By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
Published: 2017-11-01 01:40
The City of Norcross recently had the opportunity to recognize those who volunteer their time and continually help the city to be "A Place to Imagine" at the Boards and Commissions Appreciation Night held on October 26 at the Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center.

Norcross' Appreciation Night Highlights the City's 12 Boards and Commissions

Norcross - During this season of giving thanks, the City of Norcross recently had the opportunity to recognize those who volunteer their time and continually help the city to be "A Place to Imagine" at the Boards and Commissions Appreciation Night held on October 26 at the Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center.

With close to 100 people in attendance, awards were presented to the 12 boards and commissions that serve the City of Norcross. Upon presentation of the awards, the respective chairman or representative of each board or commission had the opportunity to speak and recognize team members.

In attendance were representatives from the Architectural Review Board, Discovery Garden Park, Elections Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Norcross Downtown Development Authority, Norcross Housing Authority, Norcross Public Arts Commission, Planning & Zoning Board, Planning & Zoning Board of Appeals, Sustainable Norcross Commission and the Tree Board. Special recognition was also given to Connie Weathers, Sustainable Norcross Commission member, who was instrumental in the City of Norcross being recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission as one of only two Platinum-Certified Green Communities in the region.

Along with the support and efforts of city officials, City of Norcross Councilmember Pierre Levy spearheaded the event as a way for the city to show its gratitude and support for its many volunteers.

"Behind every successful city, there will be a network of volunteer citizens who care deeply about the city where they live, work and play and who are prepared to stand up and be counted," said Councilmember Levy. "We are grateful for all those who serve on the City of Norcross' various boards and commissions. We would not be 'a place to imagine' without their hard work and dedication."

For more information, visit www.norcrossga.net.

Pictured Above (L-R): Charlotte Osborne – Tree Board Chair; Arlene Beckles – Elections Board, Assistant Poll Manager; Deb Harris – Discovery Garden Park Chair; John Bemis – Downtown Development Authority Chair; Bob Grossman – Norcross Public Arts Chair; Gail Newton – Norcross Housing Authority Chair; Jeff Hopper – Architectural Board Chair; Al Karnitz – Planning & Zoning Board Member; Melissa Middleton – Sustainable Norcross Chair; Ashely Baumann – Historic Preservation Commission Board Member; Brett Conn - Community Development Clerk/Sustainability Coordinator