City of Sugar Hill Receives the Visionary City Award

The City of Sugar Hill Receives the Inaugural Visionary City Award

(Sugar Hill, GA, January 28, 2020) On Sunday, January 26th, the City of Sugar Hill received the inaugural Visionary City Award presented by Georgia Trend magazine and GMA during the association’s Cities United Summit in Atlanta on Sunday, January 26th. Representing the large city category with a population of over 25,000 citizens, Sugar Hill has created change through effective civic engagement and collaboration and have fostered healthy working relationships that make our community a place where people truly love to live and work.

“It’s our privilege to honor the elected officials, city staff and community leaders of these nine cities who’ve led these initiatives and projects,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “These cities exemplify what it means to be forward-thinking for their residents and generations to come and also serve as inspiring examples of civility, collaboration and creating communities of positive change across Georgia.”

Sugar Hill was recognized for the sense of place created by and community involvement responsible for the creation of the city’s E Center, a 180,000-square-foot mixed-use development. In attendance to accept the award was Mayor Steve Edwards, Council members Brandon Hembree and Taylor Anderson, as well as the Downtown Coordinator Nadia Merritt.

Judges for the 2020 Visionary City Award represented influential entities including Georgia Power, the Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Regional Commission. In addition to being recognized during GMA’s Cities United Summit, winning cities will be highlighted in the February issue of Georgia Trend.

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 538 member cities.