February 2018 Around Town 2

Fit February

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Generous Leader

The Johns Creek City Council voted unanimously to reallocate fellow Councilmember Cori Davenport’s entire four-year city salary to the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation, at her request. As a result, the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that supports Johns Creek police officers and firefighters in their time of need, will receive $60,000.  This also marks the largest single donation the organization has received in its 9-year history. “This is one of the most important and heartwarming charitable acts I have ever witnessed or had the privilege to be a part of,” said Mayor Pro Tem Steve Broadbent and Chairman of the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation.  “Cori is one of the most giving persons you will ever meet, and her generosity will go a long way in helping our first responders when they face personal emergencies and are in need of assistance.” Davenport was elected to the Johns Creek City Council in 2013 and declined to accept any salary with the intent of donating it to the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation at the outset.  However, there was not a precedent for such an act and a variety of other factors combined to delay the reallocation of her salary.  Johns Creek City Council positions are part-time and earn an annual salary of $15,000.

Bag Ladies Unite

Join Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities for a night of fun and philanthropy at their Inaugural Handbag HULLABALOO!TM at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. This event will help the Charity serve over 2,000 families in 2018. At this exclusive event, guests will have the opportunity to win up to 30 designer handbags simply by playing Handbag HULLABALOO!TM raffle games. Come enjoy hors-d’oeuvres, cocktails and a night of philanthropy to support Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. Individual tickets start at $100 and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available and range in price from $500 – $7,000.   For more information or to purchase a ticket, ARMHC.org/handbaginfo 

Polo Success

The Polo in the Pines team is grateful to reflect on a remarkable year with the community and Lifestyle Publications. Early in 2017, Saville and Lilia Sullivan were chosen to be this year’s Polo in the Pines honorees. In October, the highest-attended and most successful Polo in the Pines event to date was celebrated. Then, in December, the team presented the year’s total raised for the Sharon McCollum Knight, Polo in the Pines Pediatric Cancer Research Fund to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This year’s contributions reached a grand total of $345,000, which will go directly to fund pediatric brain tumor research at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The impact made possible by each of our patrons is both inspiring and humbling. From the bottoms of our hearts, thank you for making this possible!

Smooth Moves

The Johns Creek Public Works Department has finished its third round of a four-year program to repave its neighborhood streets. Repaving crews resurfaced 22.76 miles of streets in 17 subdivisions, including The Falls of Autry Mill, one of the City’s largest. Crews also repaved three main roads: Rogers Circle, Findley Road, and Morton Road. “We are thrilled to have completed another year of the repaving initiative,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “The Public Works Department has done an exceptional job of continuing the program and more of our City’s neighborhoods are enjoying repaired streets and enhanced curb appeal.” In 2011, a consultant drove a specially equipped vehicle down each of Johns Creek’s streets to gauge their conditions.  Using that data as a guide, the Public Works staff developed a repaving plan for the City’s subdivisions.In 2017, the City budgeted approximately $5,000,000 to resurface subdivision roads and approximately $687,000 to repave main roads. 

Fight Fires Together

Johns Creek residents can get a detailed look at how their fire department operates when the Johns Creek Fire Department (JCFD) launches its next Citizens Fire Academy, Feb. 20, 2018. During the course, participants will learn about JCFD operations, fire tactics and strategies, and aspects of fire prevention and investigation techniques. The academy meets for nine classes: Feb. 20, 27; March 10, 13, 20, 31; April 10, 21; and May 1, 2018. The classes include instruction (equipment, fire prevention); demonstrations (CPR, investigation techniques); and practical exercises (fire ground training, emergency medical exercises). The Tuesday evening classes are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the Saturday morning classes are held from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, please submit an online application or pick one up at JCFD Headquarters, 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 190. JohnsCreekGa.gov