October 2018

The fall is on us, the leaves are changing, and at the risk of jinxing us all, the Georgia humidity should finally be behind us.  In general, it’s a great time to be out and about and enjoying the community at one of our City events, or in one of our parks and on the trails.
One of our most popular events of note is the Police Department’s annual “Trunk or Treat” event, which takes place near the Police Department headquarters building in Technology Park on Wednesday, October 24 at 6 p.m.
It’s a great way for the kids to dress up and get a jump start on Halloween.  Especially for the little ones.  This fun and safe event sponsored by the Police Department has grown so much that we have to continue to find larger parking lots each year.  The kiddos have an opportunity to visit with Johns Creek’s finest as they move from one police car to the next collecting candy.
Another great event to mark on your calendar is the annual Fall Family Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 27 in Newtown Park beginning at 10 a.m.  This is another event growing in popularity each year with a wide variety of activities and vendor options from which to choose.
These are just two of more than 30 events throughout the year would not be possible without your involvement, and more importantly, without your input.  And to take this even further, most everything the City Council and staff moves forward in Johns Creek is done so with your input in mind.
While I recognize it is next to impossible to reach unanimous consensus on most ideas, we very much value input and engagement with the community.  From recreation and parks and the annual budget, to road improvement projects and repaving, we rely on you to help shape the direction we move.
More specifically, the approach we are taking with TSPLOST, the development of our sidewalk and trail connectivity plan, and the designs of each of the City’s five new parks are examples of the importance of community engagement.
This is your community and we hope you will continue to remain involved in shaping its direction and activity by participating in public meetings and community events, and by continuing to reach out to us whenever you have questions, concerns, or ideas.  
While we will continue our proactive approach to reach out to you via the City’s various social media sites, electronic news letters, and email, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time on the City’s website.  Contact information for each department is available here.
As always please do not hesitate to either reach out to me direct or to any councilmember via our respective email addresses, which can be found on the City’s website as well.  You can also contact us simultaneously at ElectedOfficials@johnscreekga.gov.  
Let’s continue to work together to keep Johns Creek the premier residential community for which it has become known through ongoing dialogue and remaining active throughout the City.  
It is an honor to serve as your mayor, and I appreciate all that you do for our community. 
Mayor Mike Bodker