Priority: Engaging Regionally to Succeed Locally
Many of the issues we face in Johns Creek originate outside the borders of Johns Creek. It is critical that we work with neighboring cities and counties to ensure border-related issues and projects are considered in a corridor-based context rather than just centering our attention within the City of Johns Creek. Traffic, public safety, communication, and other factors that impacts our citizens must be addressed with a regional perspective to achieve the greatest results.
- I will work to engage regionally to succeed locally by supporting the following initiatives:
- Continue to coordinate multi-jurisdictional road projects with neighboring communities including:
- McGinnis Ferry going west – Forsyth County and Alpharetta
- State Bridge going east – Gwinnett County
- Jones Bridge Road going north and south – Forsyth County
- Kimball Bridge Road going west – Alpharetta
- State Route 141 going south – Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett County
- Identify park facilities and recreational and cultural opportunities in neighboring communities, and cultivate partnerships for the benefit of citizens across the region. An example is the Rogers Bridge project where Johns Creek partnered with Duluth, Gwinnett and Fulton counties, and the National Parks Service to restore one of the oldest trestle bridges in the state while connecting the Johns Creek trail system with Duluth’s Rogers Bridge Park.
- Continued expansion of the Parks without Borders program to create partnerships with adjoining municipalities that expands recreational opportunities for Johns Creek citizens by removing non-resident fees for facilities in neighboring communities.