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.

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



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.