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.

 

  

ELECCIÓN 2021

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.

3CMA Marketing Awards

The City of Duluth marketing team recently attended the City-County Communications & Marketing Association conference in St. Louis, MO where they were awarded the following:

  • Savvy Award for the Discover Downtown Duluth Campaign
  • Silver Circle Award for the Visitors Guide
  • Award of Excellence for the City’s Instagram (@city_of_duluth)
  • Award of Excellence for the Mayor’s Carpool Karaoke video
Alisa Williams, Marketing Manager, Mayor Nancy Harris and Talore Ruedt, Senior Marketing Coordinator

The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s Annual Conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. The Savvies salute skilled and effective city, county, agency or district professionals who have creatively planned and carried out successful innovations in communications and marketing. 3CMA accommodates local government organizations of all sizes and budget classes by judging entries in several different population groups. Over 800 entries in 40 categories were received. 3CMA utilized volunteer judges from across the United States to review every entry and provide constructive comments on the winning entries. The list of all award winners is available online at 3cma.org.

A Public Information Open House For Potential Project: West Lawrenceville – Pine Needle Pedestrian Connector

 

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the City of Duluth will hold a Public Information Open House (PIOH) to determine the level of public interest in a potential pedestrian project.  The potential project, currently called the West Lawrenceville – Pine Needle Pedestrian Connector would, if constructed, connect cyclists and pedestrians to/from and around downtown Duluth on a roadside trail along West Lawrenceville Street, Pine Needle Drive, and SR 120/Abbotts Bridge Road.   The meeting to discuss this project with the public will be held in person in the lower-level community room of City Hall, located at 3167 Main Street, Duluth, GA  30096.  CDC Guidelines in effect at that time will be enforced.

The meeting will be conducted between the hours of 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. The meeting will be informal and the public is invited to attend anytime during these hours. There will be no formal presentation.

The project has not yet started.  A potential concept design will be available for discussion purposes only.  There are no funds available yet for this project.  The goal of the meeting is to solicit input and gauge public interest.  There will be an opportunity to leave written comments.  Based on feedback from the public, the City may apply for federal funding in order to design and build this project.

For those not comfortable with in-person interaction, there will be a virtual PIOH on the City’s website from August 24 through September 7.  Comments and input are encouraged to be left online and will be included with the written comments collected at the in-person meeting.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information:

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling Ms. Margie Pozin, City Engineer, City of Duluth Planning Department, 678.957.7284.

Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until September 7, 2021. Please submit written statements to:

Ms. Margie Pozin, PE

City Engineer

City of Duluth

3167 Main St

Duluth, Georgia 30096

OR

mpozin@duluthga.net

Subject Line:  West Lawrenceville – Pine Needle Pedestrian Connector Comments

Adam Flagler Day

At the last Council Meeting, Mayor Nancy Harris proclaimed July 12, 2021 to be Adam Flagler Day.

Mayor Nancy Harris and Adam Flagler

Adam attended school in Duluth from K-12 where he was a member of the City of Duluth LEAD program, held a 3.5 GPA, was a Duluth High School Honor Student and earned the 2016-17 “Wildcat of the Year Award”. Adam holds the all-time 3-point shooting record of 227 in Duluth High School history, scored the most points in a game and is the all-time leading scorer with 1,300 points for Duluth High School.


Adam earned first-team 6-7 A All Region and All-County during his Junior and Senior seasons, Gwinnett Tip-Off Club and Gwinnett Daily Post All-County selection in 2018, was a member of GACA Junior and Senior All-Star teams, was named to McDonalds Tift County Invitational All-Tournament team and was 2015 and 2016 SEBA Atlanta Hoop Festival MVP. He was the recipient of the 2019 Big South Freshman of the Year Award and was a five-time Big South Freshman of the week.

Adam was the recipient of the All Big 12 Academic First Team Award for having a GPA higher than 3.2 and on April 6, he was on Baylor’s first NCAA Division 1 Championship Team making him the first Duluth High School graduate to play in an NCAA final 4 championship Dl game.

 

Downtown Duluth’s Gwinnett County Library Now Open!

The Gwinnett County Library branch located on Main Street in Downtown Duluth is set to open on Wednesday, May 26!
Elected officials and city staff had the opportunity to tour the library today after the ribbon cutting. You are all in for a treat!
This library is not only equipped with a lifetime worth of books but also private rooms for classes and workshops, a green screen setup, learning labs, tech stations and so much fun seating.
Check out the photos below for a sneak peek at the new facility and then check it out for yourself when they open to the public!

Korean American Outreach Program

Judge Barrett and Judge Lee of the City of Duluth Municipal Court will be hosting a Korean American Outreach Program on May 19 from 6:00-8:30pm at the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta. This event is presented to enable our Korean neighbors to gain a better understanding of the various courts in Gwinnett County with which they may interact.

Judges from across Gwinnett County have been invited to participate. Guests can expect short presentations from judges representing all classes of court. This will include what types of cases the court hears, overview of special programs offered to the community and general court information. Following the presentation, the judges will take questions from the community.

There will be a Korean-language interpreter present and the event will be televised by Korean-language television.

Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta

5900 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross, GA 30071

 

For questions regarding this event, please email pio@duluthga.net.