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Roswell Receives 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award

GMA Live-Work-Play AwardThe City of Roswell received the 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award in the Large City category presented by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine, during GMA’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.

Contest judges praised Roswell for its success in advancing job creation, housing offerings and recreational amenities. Judges for the 2017 Live, Work, Play Cities Award represented Georgia Power’s office of Community & Economic Impact, the Department of Community Affairs, and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

In addition to winning the award, Roswell will be featured in the February 2017 issue of Georgia Trend, and highlighted in the GMA’s monthly newspaper, Georgia’s Cities.

Roswell Mayor Jere Wood said it was an honor to receive the award from GMA. “What makes Roswell special is the people of Roswell, the institutions, the churches, the schools, the non-profits and the clubs. That’s what makes Roswell special.”

“Officials in Roswell have demonstrated advanced problem-solving, exceptional management and teamwork to increase the overall quality of life for all residents.” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton.

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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