Acworth Parks - Weather Alert
Dallas Landing Park and Proctor Landing Park will be closed until May 18, 2013 due to high water levels on Lake Allatoona. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to visit Acworth Beach at Cauble Park instead!
Senator Russell Avenue Phase 2 Project
Senator Russell Avenue will be closed from Dallas Street to Mill Street (alleyway).
Aldermen Recognize Individuals at May 03 Meeting
Mayor Tommy Allegood and Alderman Tim Houston presented the National Day of Prayer Proclamation for May 3, 2012. Mayor Allegood commented of a great day for this year's event held in front of City Hall. Acworth resident Claude Johnson became the recipient of the 2012 proclamation.
Mayor Tommy Allegood recognized Mary McQuade and Madison Henry from Girl Scouts Troop 2609, as well as nurses that were in attendance for the proclamation presentation. The nurses introduced themselves and advise of their perspective work locations and community involvement. The scouts advised of the purpose for the girl scouts project and to bring public awareness about the importance of nurses. Further discussion held. North Cobb High School (NCHS) nurse Susan Gantt further advised on the purpose of the project in comparison to the Boy Scout Eagle Badge project. Ms. Gantt advised that she was appreciative of Ms. McQuade and Ms. Henry's Girl Scout project and their efforts to provide much needed nursing supplies. Ms. Gantt thanked the City Council for their partnership with NCHS and commended Alderman Price for his mentorship role. Mayor Allegood was pinned as an "Honorary Girl Scout" and presented with a box of Girl Scout cookies.
Mayor Tommy Allegood recognized members of the Tourism Board, Abby Parks, Phillip Robuck and Melinda Howell in recognition of Tourism/DDA/HPC Director Amanda Sutter for her recent accomplishment in receiving Travel Marketing Professional Certification from the Southeastern Society Marketing College. Mayor Allegood advised that Ms. Sutter earned certification after three years of study and that only 78 of these special degrees have been issued within 12 states. Mayor Allegood further advised of Ms. Sutter's employment history with the city that included soil erosion. Mayor Allegood advise that Ms. Sutter's certification will assist her in becoming more qualified to perform services for the Acworth community, similar to the recent success of Art Fest. Ms. Parks thanked Ms. Sutter for a wonderful job and the pleasurable experience she has had working with her. Ms. Parks acknowledged Ms. Sutter's family who was in attendance for the presentation.
Mayor Tommy Allegood acknowledged members of the Acworth Police Department, Chief Dennard, Lieutenant Bailey, Sergeant(s) Taylor and Hawkins, and Officer(s) Arnold and Jordan. Chief Dennard advised that the police department received the recognition during last week's Nobis Works ceremony. Lt. Bailey gave recognition to Acworth Parks and Recreation Special Event Coordinator Lauren Ham who was instrumental in nominating the police department for "volunteer advocacy." Lt. Bailey advised that it's to their surprise they have won the award. Chief Dennard presented the Galaxy of Stars Nobis Award to Mayor Allegood for display at City Hall and advised that the framed certificate signed by Governor Deal would remain in the police department. Mayor Allegood gave comments of the recognition and further advised of the Acworth Police Department previous year's recognition from the FBI Academy as "Agency of the Year." The award winning DVD presentation was shown of the of the police department's participation on April 26, 2012 at the Horizon Baseball Field.