Welcome to Johns Creek!
On behalf of the City Council, the businesses and the citizens of Johns Creek it is truly a pleasure to welcome you to our city. No matter the purpose of your visit, I thank you for taking the time to visit our website and hope that you take a little more time to look around and see all that we have to offer.
To many, one of the defining factors of Johns Creek is that we have only been a city since December 2006. Those of us who live and work here however, know that we have been a community much longer. You will see it in every aspect of life, from the small breakfast spots where neighbors greet each other in the morning over a cup of coffee, to the first-class restaurants where families have gone for years to celebrate a great day or major milestone.
We celebrate together, from the first crack of the bat on little league opening day, to the roar of the crowd during our crosstown high school football rivalries. Johns Creek is a wonderfully diverse and energetic hometown, where folks never hesitate to stop and catch up with friends and family.
For years, this area has been a magnet for newcomers seeking a higher quality of life and a first-class educational system for their children. One of the strengths of attracting those highly-motivated individuals is that they have thrown themselves not only into supporting some of the finest schools in the southeast, but also into building a community on par with that ideal.
Our recreation programs, our religious institutions, our community service organizations and our business community have all prospered in many ways as a result of the "we can build it" attitude you will find here in Johns Creek. Here, the idea that a task is overwhelming or a goal unattainable is seen as a personal challenge.
Our community supports abundant recreational offerings, including 21 miles of trails, three parks, as well as the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area lies along our eastern border, offering ample opportunity for fishing, boating, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the river. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a number of top-tier private and public courses. And if you are an avid boater, we sit about 20 miles south of Lake Lanier.
Our cultural arts scene continues to thrive. The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, Performing Arts North, North Atlanta Dance Theatre and Johns Creek Arts Center all continually have something happening to interest the arts connoisseur. In 2012, we joined with our arts community to launch the Johns Creek Arts Festival and welcomed over 120 artists and thousands of guests.
Our economic outlook remains positive and we are poised for growth. We are home to several corporate headquarters and our business community continues to grow. In 2012, a group of city leaders formed Johns Creek Advantage (JCA), an economic development organization and in 2013 we celebrated together when JCA exceeded their year one fundraising goal. We at city hall look forward to seeing this initiative thrive and attain its goal of driving job growth by supporting and retaining our current businesses and attracting new ones to the amazing community that is Johns Creek.
Here, we believe that citizens, businesses and our schools are our most important partners. You will see this reflected in our mission and in our policies as we strive to offer numerous opportunities for everyone to become involved in what makes this community great. As Mayor of Johns Creek it is an honor to welcome you and invite you to join us and enjoy all our city has to offer.