From left to right: Public Works Director Darold Wendlandt, Councilmember Ricky Stephens, Mayor Pro Tem Richie Schmidt, Mayor Tom Reed, Councilmember Don Hayes and Councilmember Claire Williams. CONTRIBUTED

Chattahoochee Hills cuts ribbon to its first gateway sign

Last year the mayor and council for the city of Chattahoochee Hills awarded a contract to Denyse Signs for the fabrication and installation of fist first ever gateway sign that meets the graphic standards, branding image and expectations of the City Council, and received public input component. This expenditure was $20,466 was funded 100% by Hotel Motel Tax funds, which are generated through a 7% tax on hotel room stays in the city limits of Chattahoochee Hills.

The designers took what they gleaned and provided some more defined renderings of signage that matched the image of Chattahoochee Hills. Without using any of those renderings, the city sent out an RFP and ended up with a unique, one of a kind design that replicates the look of an old, lone rock chimney that can sometimes be found in rural and agricultural communities connected to four-board farm-style fencing to frame out the sides of the signage.

“When we set out to create a brand for our new gateway sign, we knew we did not want it to look like any other sign; we wanted our natural rural character and image to represent how we see ourselves and how we want others to see us,” said Mayor Tom Reed.


Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.