Upcoming April Events
|Suwanee Beat Cancer Fest||April 22 | 8 a.m.|
2017 Suwanee Beat Cancer Fest is filled with events that will raise money for a variety of cancer charities. Activities include a bike ride, expo, 5K run, and yoga in the park.
|Gwinnett March for Babies||April 29 | 9 a.m.|
Walk to help more babies be born healthy! Join us in the park for a fun day with people who share a passion for improving the health of babies and are raising money for babies right here in our community!
|HappyFeat.org Happy Carnival||April 29 | 4 p.m.|
An old-fashioned carnival, complete with a Ferris wheels, rides, a midway with games, AND a concert featuring Andy Velo, all benefiting HappyFeat.org! Event is free to attend; unlimited rides, games, and fun wristbands are available for purchase.
2040 Comprehensive Plan Open Houses
The City of Suwanee will be hosting public open houses at City Hall in conjunction with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan on April 27, July 20, and September 28 from 4:00-7:00 pm.
The City of Suwanee's Comprehensive Plan helps affirm where our city is going and provides a road map of how we're going to get there. Essentially, it is a years-long to-do list for council members, city staff, and our citizens; annual department goals and budgets are tied directly to the plan and its objectives.
For more information regarding the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, please visit suwanee2040plan.com.
Have You HERD?
The votes are in, and the 2015-17 Suwanee SculpTour People's Choice winner is…The Herd by Phil Proctor! The Suwanee Public Arts Commission, using donated funds, will purchase the eight charming goats that reside in the cemetery at the corner of Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, making them the newest additions to Suwanee's permanent art collection.
The Herd isn't the only sculpture being given an extended stay – fan favorites Dancer XX and Friends have been retained for a second round of SculpTour. The artists of these two pieces – Jack Howard-Potter and Nnamdi Okonkwo, respectively – were selected as prize winners by the Public Art Commission, along with:
Jonanthan Bowling – Corey
Andrew T. Crawford – Sunflower Gate
Benson Sculpture – Love Hurts
Hanna Jubran – The Three Muses
The 2017-19 exhibit, which will feature 20 pieces of art in and around Town Center, will officially kick off at the SculpTour Sip & See event on May 20.
Suwanee Youth Leaders Class of 2017
The City of Suwanee has named the members of its fourth Suwanee Youth Leaders (SYL) Class for the year 2017. SYL is an eight-month leadership program for high school sophomores and juniors who attend public, private, or home-based schools and live within the North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, or Collins Hills cluster districts. The program centers on civic involvement, leadership skills, and volunteer opportunities.
Thanks to SYL, said Assistant City Manager Denise Brinson, "We now have a group of young people who have more knowledge of their community and how local government works and the work that goes into building community. The City wanted to develop a real connection with our schools and find a way to meaningfully encourage youth involvement as prescribed in our strategic plan – not just checking a box, but building sincere, authentic relationships."
Winter Farmers Market
Rejoice, localvores — Suwanee is extending the Farmers Market through the winter months! The Farmers Market will continue on the second Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m. from November through April at Town Center Park. Stop by and enjoy fresh local winter produce, such as lettuces, greens, potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, baked goods, and a variety of other delicious, local flavors.
Suwanee Launches County's First Bike Share Program
An exciting new transportation option has come to Gwinnett County! The City of Suwanee unveiled its new bike share program on Saturday, October 22 at the Alive! Festival in Town Center Park.
Sponsored by CIGNA and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, bike station structures – equipped with self-sustaining internal energy sources – have been installed at Suwanee Creek Park and Town Center Park and will each house up to eight bikes. The bikes may be rented for up to three hours for free, with each additional hour costing $3 per hour. The maximum fee for all day use of a bike is $30. All riders must be at least 18 years old and provide their own helmets. Bikes can be easily rented via smart phone app.
Bikes can be ridden anywhere, including on the City's extensive greenway system. A large part of the Downtown Suwanee Master Plan, the city features over 16 miles of interconnected multi-use, multi-medium trails.
Please visit zagster.com/suwanee for answers to questions such as usage, fees, station location, etc.
City Surplus Sale
The City of Suwanee is having an online surplus sale through April 24. Item for sale include used computers, office chairs, telephones, printers, and seven city vehicles. Visit GovDeals for more information.