Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Burnette will make his speech Wednesday evening at City Hall.
Suwanee Mayor Jimmy Burnette will mark a one-year anniversary in office Wednesday (January 9) when he makes the annual State Of The City address at City Hall, 6 p.m. The Suwanee native and Old Town resident plans to note several of the city's accomplishments in the past year, as well as highlight future strategies. In Burnette's first year in office, Suwanee saw the following happen: -- What do you think of the job Jimmy Burnette has done so far as Suwanee mayor? Tell us in the comments below. Also, Burnette plans to speak about the city's 20/20 Vision planning effort. The city rolled out the effort last April at a picnic at Everett's Music Barn in Old Town. Emphasizing community engagement, that effort included input from more than 800 …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The 20/20 Vision open house engaged visitors with unique exhibits.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The vision of Suwanee's future looked something like a game show Thursday evening. You want someone writing figures on a dry-erase board? Forget about it. Come on down. The first strategic vision open house hosted by city officials typically had a unique flavor. Done in conjunction with Interface Studios, the setup at a vacant store in Town Center near City Hall was designed to get resident input in a fun way. For instance: -- Visitors were directed to the store via chalk art on streets and sidewalks. -- Once inside, visitors were given play money in various denominations and allowed to place the bills in piggy banks marked with categories such as parks, public safety and senior activities. Officials later will tally the "money" to show …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
City starts public input session during Toast @ Town Center on Thursday.
Suwanee city officials place a strong emphasis on community engagement, and that will be in evidence again at Thursday's Toast @ Town Center event. The city is having what it calls a Visioning Happy Hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 3930 Charleston Market Street, Suite B1, at Town Center Park. The vacant store will become a display area and gathering place for other such events over the next five weeks. The city calls its strategic plan 20/20 Vision. Scott Page of Interface Studios described Thursday's event to those attending Tuesday's City Council meeting. He said there will be exhibits about the city's past and present "to make outreach fun." “We want this to be an exciting process,” said Assistant to the City Manager Jessica Roth in a news…