In my time on the Johns Creek City Council, I am proud of our accomplishments. I have worked to create a secure and bright future for our residents and business owners, and help keep Johns Creek as a preferred city to live and work, while also keeping an eye to future growth.
Hate Crime Bill Ordinance
In February 2020, the Johns Creek City Council passed a Hate Crime Ordinance to protect individuals from criminal behavior who are targeted because of their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. As hate crimes rose to record levels in 2019, it was important for the council to stand up and say that there is no room for hate in Johns Creek. Despite unprecedented times in 2020, we are striving to make Johns Creek a better place to live, work, and play in 2021. We have some exciting times ahead as we push forward initiatives that will address community needs and improve the quality of life for our residents.
Partnership between JCPD and Behavioral Health Care
In December 2020, the City of Johns Creek partnered with Behavioral Health Care to provide a healthcare professional to respond with police to calls involving mentally distressed or persons in need. This partnership adds no cost to the city budget, but provides necessary services to help residents in more caring, meaningful ways.
When the city of Johns Creek was awarded federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) funds through Fulton county, I voted to accept the funding and worked to make sure the funds would specifically help small- and medium-sized local businesses.
The Explorer’s Program is an initiative designed to bridge the gap between our young adults, schools, and businesses. This program will provide career pathway opportunities for students enrolled in our city schools to and allow them to explore professional careers in the city of Johns Creek such as Public Safety, Technology, Communication, Architecture, Engineering and more.
Johns Creek Town Center Project
Another long-awaited project to make our city more vibrant and family friendly is championed by our Town Center Advisory Committee. I serve as a Council liaison, and every meeting provides exciting updates. The design will be unique and community based to include the Legacy Arts Center for all to enjoy and be proud of. This committee will embrace our diversity and cultures that make Johns Creek one of the most desirable and safe communities for all families.
Improving Johns Creek Parks
Our parks program is thriving as we have opened new parks during the last year and are excited about the 200 acre park along the Chattahoochee River which will open later this spring. This park will have something for all of us to enjoy with sports fields, pavilions, a 5K track, and rebuilt pedestrian bridge to connect us to the City of Duluth.