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Dahlonega Municipal Court Recognized

Pictured Above - Brandy Clifford, Solicitor's Assistant; Doug Parks, Solicitor; Taylor Ewing, Court Clerk

The City of Dahlonega's Municipal Court was recognized in the Georgia Municipal Association's November issue of "Georgia's Cities" for outstanding organizational improvements that foster community trust and ensure a fair and orderly court procedure. Many changes have been made by the municipal court including seamless integration with the district attorney's office, obtaining an assistant district attorney and implementing a consistent record keeping process. "We all work very hard to provide the best court experience to the community and this recognition of our efforts is a nice reminder that our work does not go unnoticed," said Taylor Ewing, court clerk. As municipal courts across the state participate in a revamped training program and look for ways to improve,  courts such as Dahlonega's will be looked to as an example of how to enhance public safety and overall quality of life for residents through the municipal court system. 

Tell Me About...Dahlonega Wastewater

Mr. Buck McCalister, Wastewater Treatment Supervisor, gave us a tour of the facility responsible for cleaning Dahlonega's wastewater. 

The City of Dahlonega Wastewater Treatment Facility treats roughly 700,000 gallons per day of sewage from around the City.  It is this plant that accepts all the water from City residents, businesses, industry and institutions and makes it once again clean, clear and suitable for Yahoola Creek, the Chestatee River and Lake Lanier.  The plant utilizes a combination of filters, screens, ultraviolet lights and what are called Sequential Batch Reactors to remove harmful impurities in our wastewater. These processes ensure that water leaving the plant exceeds all state and federal guidelines for wastewater treatment.  Thanks to Buck and his team for working every day to keep Dahlonega’s water clean and safe!
Christmas in Homestead

Dahlonega filmed "Christmas in Homestead" will premier on the Hallmark Channel as part of Hallmarks's Annual Countdown to Christmas.    Tune in on November 24th at 8PM to see the filming that occurred in early October come full circle!  

To see more photos from the shooting of the movie check out the North Georgia Film Facebook page.
Georgia Academy of Economic Development

On November 1st Lumpkin County leaders, Bill Schmid (City Manager), David Miller (Lumpkin County Commissioner) and Bridgette Barker (Executive Director, Lumpkin County Family Connection) were announced as graduates of the 2016 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program hosted by the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.  Graduates were given the opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels over the course of the training program. 
We want to congratulate our local leaders on their graduation and continued education which will help them to better serve our community in the future!
Excellence in Urban Forestry Award 
We are delighted to announce that the City of Dahlonega received the 2016 Outstanding Greenspace Grand Award from 26th Annual Georgia Urban Forestry Awards presented by the Georgia Urban Forest Council.

 “The City of Dahlonega is to be commended for the care of cultivation of its urban forest and greenspace,” said Mary Lynne Beckley, Executive Director of the Georgia Urban Forest Council. “Both visitors and residents of Dahlonega enjoy the health, environmental, and economic benefits of its mature trees and green public spaces.”  

The city has received a framed print of a Gainesville Sugar Maple by artist Barry Nehr.  Nancy Lovingood represented the city when accepting the award. 
Join Us - Thanksgiving Market
SHOP a special Thanksgiving Dahlonega Farmers Marketon November 22, 2 - 6 PM!!
Add some local flavor to your Thanksgiving meal this year!

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This month’s Employee Spotlight is Lauren Daniels, the DDA & Main Street Program Intern! Lauren is a senior  at UNG majoring in Marketing.  Since beginning with the City this past August, Lauren has assisted with numerous social media campaigns, drafting press releases and newsletters and producing marketing videos. She is enjoying building relationships with the downtown merchants and getting to know all of the businesses better.  When Lauren isn’t in class or at work she loves getting outside and exploring! One of her favorite local hikes is Amicalola Falls. 

The City of Dahlonega Council and Staff recognize the importance of internship opportunities and is honored to highlight Lauren as a member of the team and this month's Employee Spotlight! Want to see someone you know featured in the next Employee Spotlight? Nominate them today!
Meeting Minutes & Agendas
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Proposed Meetings
The City Council holds regular council meetings on the first Monday of each month, 6 PM at City Hall.
  • December 5th
**View the City calendar for the most up to date information. 
465 Riley Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Staff Directory

For water & sewer emergencies after 5 PM and on the weekends, please dial (706) 864-3333. For all other emergencies, please dial 911.
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Set in rural Appalachia, Dahlonega is a beautiful, thriving community of historic significance, academic excellence, and military renown. A City of Excellence, Dahlonega provides quality services through ethical leadership and fiscal stability, in full partnership with the people who choose to live, work, and visit.

To be an open, honest, and responsive city, balancing preservation and growth, and delivering quality services in a fair and equitable manner by being good stewards of Dahlonega’s resources.

To assist us with serving customers faster, please detach and return the bottom portion of your water bill with your payment. Also consider paying by mail, drop box, bank draft or online prior to paying in person. For more information on the alternative payment methods, follow this LINK.
The City of Dahlonega offers single-stream recycling for all residential utility customers. Contact our Customer Service Representative to request delivery of your bin!  

Download the Know What to Throw Guide for more information.
Around the City - THANK YOU Volunteers!
With the kickoff to Old Fashioned Christmas quickly approaching it is time to start rolling out the decorations!  the ladies of the Achasta Garden Club tied over two hundred beautiful bows to be used downtown! On November 9th the Old Fashioned Christmas committee and a gathering of volunteers came together to add a touch of festivity to downtown by hanging the garland and bows.  Thank you to everyone who lent a helping hand! 
To see a complete schedule of Old Fashioned Christmas activities click here
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