Braselton earns renewed PlanFirst state designation

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has recognized Braselton as one of four communities in the state to renew the coveted PlanFirst designation. The department confers the PlanFirst award to communities with a proven track record of strong development and implementation of their comprehensive plans.

In presenting the award at the state capitol, DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn said, “Good planning sets the stage for economic growth. PlanFirst communities serve as role models showcasing bold vision for the future and how to turn this vision into a solid, practical plan.”

Braselton Mayor Bill Orr, the Town Council and Planning Director Kevin Keller accepted the award. Orr said, “Using a sports analogy, this equates to back-to-back state championships. It comes because of our game plan and teamwork – council, town manager, planning director, planning commission and citizens. We applaud them all.”

Concurrent with the statewide recognition, PlanFirst allows recipient-governments to apply for certain state grants and realize reduced rates in designated state loan programs.