Event Vendor Information Meeting

Are you interested in being a vendor at City of Duluth events in 2022? Join us at one of our mandatory virtual vendor interest meetings!

Interested vendors are only required to attend one of the below Zoom meetings in which we will share the list of 2022 events, vendor requirements and information on how to apply. Time will be left at the end to answer your questions.

Meeting Options:

February, 1 at 10:00am – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83198849917?pwd=YVNQLy9Ic1hoekt1LzVHRHZDWG1jdz09

February 3 at 4:00pm – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89831781160?pwd=SDgxdlNPdE80MXlqTTNxZWROeW9wZz09

If you have questions about the upcoming meetings, please reach out to our events team at events@duluthga.net.

Jamin Harkness & Lamar Doss are Sworn in as Council Members

Help us welcome our newest council members!
Jamin Harkness was elected to fill the Post 1 seat and Lamar Doss was elected to fill Post 3.
Jamin was born and raised in Atlanta. Prior to joining The Management Group, LLC, he worked for private and public (REIT) management companies in various rolls with direct oversight of Conventional, Tax Credit and Section 8 Based Communities. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and has a MBA from Kennesaw State University. He is President of the Duluth Cluster School Foundation, President of the Board of Directors for Professional Adoption and Family Services, Member of the Coleman School Council and a Member of the Atlanta Apartment Association Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. He was joined at the ceremony by his husband and son.
Lamar is a lifelong Gwinnett County resident and he has lived in Duluth for nearly 20 years. He looks forward to keeping Duluth a safe and vibrant place to raise a family, encouraging smart growth and being inclusive of the wonderfully diverse community that is Duluth. He graduated from Georiga Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. He was joined at the ceremony by his wife and two daughters.
“We are looking forward to working with Jamin & Lamar to continue moving Duluth forward. We are excited for the new perspective and ideas that they will bring to our City,” said Mayor Nancy Harris.

Recycling Services Temporarily Suspended

The following message is from Republic Services for residential customers:
Until noted otherwise, Republic Services has temporarily suspended recycling, bulk item and yard waste pickup in Duluth.
Republic Services’ customers in Duluth can expect uninterrupted, on-schedule trash collection, but due to the significant impact that a spike in COVID-19 infections is having on Republic’s workforce, recycling services will be suspended until Republic’s workforce begins to normalize. Bulk items and yard waste pickup are also suspended temporarily. On-schedule trash collection remains a top priority.
During this temporary service interruption, the City of Duluth and Republic Services are offering the following recycling solutions:
• Duluth Public Works Facility – Starting on Monday, Public Works will accept bagged, non-sorted recycling. Dumpster cards must be shown but they will not be punched for recycling services. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 8am-3pm and Monday through Friday from 3-6pm.
• Gwinnett County Recycling Facility (75 Curtis Road, Lawrenceville, GA) – This facility is unmanned and open from dawn to dusk. Please place only recycling materials in the dumpster located in the center of the lot.
We apologize for the inconvenience this temporary service interruption is causing residents. Like many industries all over the country, we are trying to manage a severe manpower shortage. The COVID Omicron variant continues to hit our operations hard; we currently have approximately 20 percent of our Gwinnett workforce on quarantine. There will continue to be temporary service disruptions for recycling, bulk materials and yard waste in the coming days. We ask for and appreciate your patience as we work to get past these issues.
To register for your 2022 dumpster card, visit: https://duluthga.wufoo.com/forms/z1i1gpbv0dpd77a
For more information on acceptable recycling practices, visit: https://duluthga.net/…/refuse_recycling_services.php

Manfred Graeder Sworn in to Fill Unexpired Term for Council Post 4

Help us welcome our newest Councilmember, Manfred Graeder!

Council Post 4 became vacant upon the passing of Councilmember Kelly Kelkenberg earlier this year. Graeder won the special called election for this post.

Manfred is originally from Germany and moved to Duluth, Georgia in 2003. He is married to Eva and is currently employed as a Senior Program Manager Server Development. Prior to being elected to Council, Manfred served on the Finance Board, Planning Commission and Citizens Budget Committee for the City.

Manfred Graeder being sworn into office by Judge Charles Barrett.
Manfred Graeder being sworn into office by Judge Charles Barrett.

His goal is to continue to develop policy in the spirit and vision of the current City Council while adding focus to the areas outside of the downtown. He is ready to make decisions using common sense, weighing all available information, and valuing the input from our citizens.

“We look forward to working with Manfred to continue moving Duluth forward. We are excited to have Manfred’s attention to detail and new perspective on our team,” said Mayor Nancy Harris.

Calling All Artists!

The Duluth Public Art Commission (DPAC) is pleased to announce a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Rogers Bridge public art project.
In October 2021, the historic Rogers Bridge was removed to make way for a new pedestrian bridge connecting to Johns Creek. The bridge, which spanned the Chattahoochee River at Rogers Bridge Park, was 110 years old, almost 228’ long and weighed in excess of 50 tons.
DPAC is seeking a qualified artist to re-purpose salvaged steel from the original bridge and reimagine it into a public art project that will preserve the significance and history in a unique and interesting way and accompany a newly re-designed Rogers Bridge Park.
For more details on the bridge reconstruction project, visit:
We can’t wait to see your ideas come to life! Please visit the Call for Artist page for the full RFP, including timeline and submission details.

Rogers Bridge is on the Move!

The 110-year-old Rogers Bridge was removed from its home over the Chattahoochee River yesterday afternoon to make way for a brand new pedestrian bridge!

The new bridge will be almost identical to the original and it will re-establish a usable connection between Duluth and the City of Johns Creek, Georgia – Government. Pieces from the original will be reimagined into a public art piece for display at Rogers Bridge Park.

To follow the progress at Rogers Bridge Park, visit: Rogers Bridge Project Updates

To learn more about the history of the bridge and the future impact of a new pedestrian bridge, check out the following article from the Gwinnett Daily Post: Rogers Bridge Moved Off Chattahoochee River

2021 Election

There are several ways to vote in the City of Duluth General/Special Municipal election scheduled for November 2, 2021.

  • absentee voting by mail, or
  • absentee voting in person (early voting), or
  • election day in person.  All voters must present valid identification to cast a ballot.

Absentee Voting by Mail
To request an absentee ballot by mail, complete an absentee ballot application no later than 2pm on October 22, 2021.  Click HERE to access your 2021 Absentee vote by mail application.

Complete the application and,

1)   mail to Absentee Ballot Clerk, 3167 Main St, Duluth GA 30096, or

2)   fax it to 678.957.7280 or

3)   hand deliver to City Hall Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, or

4)   scan/e-mail it to elections@duluthga.net.

Absentee Voting in person (Early Voting)
“Early voting” will be provided as per state law.  Voting will take place on the main level of Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main St, Duluth GA from 9am to 5pm daily, starting Tuesday, October 12 through Friday, October 29, excluding Sundays. There is NO early voting on Monday, November 1.

Election Day Voting in person
On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, polls are open 7am-7pm.  The polling place is located in the Community/Elections Room of Duluth City Hall, which is located on the basement level.

Questions? Email elections@duluthga.net.




Hay varias formas de votar en las elecciones generales / municipales especiales de la Ciudad de Duluth programadas para el 2 de Noviembre de 2021.

  • voto en ausencia por correo, o
  • voto ausente en persona (votación anticipada), o
  • el día de las elecciones en persona. Todos los votantes deben presentar una identificación válida para emitir su voto.

Voto en ausencia por correo

Para solicitar una boleta de voto ausente por correo, complete una solicitud de boleta de voto ausente a más tardar a las 2 pm del 22 de octubre de 2021. Haga clic AQUÍ para acceder a su solicitud de voto ausente por correo de 2021.

Complete la solicitud y,

1) envíelo por correo al secretario de boletas ausentes, 3167 Main St, Duluth GA 30096, o

2) envíelo por fax al 678.957.7280 o

3) entregar personalmente en el municipio de la Ciudad de Duluth de lunes a viernes de 8am – 5pm, o

4) escanéelo/envíelo por correo electrónico a elections@duluthga.net.

Votación en ausencia en persona (Votación anticipada)

Se proporcionará “votación anticipada” según la ley estatal. La votación se llevará a cabo en el nivel principal de la Ciudad de Duluth, 3167 Main St, Duluth GA de 9am – 5pm. Todos los días, desde el martes 12 de Octubre hasta el viernes 29 de Octubre, excepto los Domingos. NO hay votación anticipada el lunes 1 de Noviembre.

Votación en persona el día de las elecciones

El martes 2 de noviembre de 2021, las urnas estarán abiertas de 7am-7pm.El lugar de votación está ubicado en la Sala Comunitaria / Electoral del municipio de Duluth, que se encuentra en el nivel del sótano.


¿Preguntas? Envíe un correo electrónico a elections@duluthga.net.