Grayson city leaders accept Live, Work, Play City Award. Left to right: Chip Mitchell, Grayson DDA Chairman; Linda Jenkins, Council Member; Steve Sappington, City Planner; Laurie Anderson, Council Member; Gail Lane, Community Development Director; Laura Cone, City Administrator; James Gillespie, Council Member; Allison Wilkerson, Mayor; Chris Banks, Grayson Cycling Club (holding Most Active City in Georgia Award); Paul Hoover, Architect.

Grayson receives recognition from Georgia Municipal Association

Grayson has received a 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by the Georgia Municipal Association in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine during GMA’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.

There were a total of nine cities in three population categories—small (population under 4,999), Medium (5,000-24,999) and Large (more than 25,000)—that received this year’s award. Though each city provides different services, contest judges praised the winning cities for their success in advancing job creation, housing offerings and recreational amenities.

“These nine cities truly embody well-rounded communities that benefit residents and businesses alike,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “Officials in these cities have demonstrated advanced problem-solving, exceptional management and teamwork to increase the overall quality of life for all residents.”

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 521 member cities.

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