Tuesday, August 8, 2017

City Hall Selfie Day Arrives in August

Press Release

Release: Immediate

Contact:  Christian Hamilton, Main Street Manager

Date: 08.07.17

RE: City Hall Selfie Day- August 15, 2017

TOCCOA, GA, August 7, 2017 – Main Street Toccoa is proud to participate in 2017’s “City Hall Selfie Day,” which will take place on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. As part of the festivities, Main Street Toccoa will be posting “selfies” from various city hall employees on its official Facebook Page intermittently throughout the day.

Main Street Toccoa encourages local residents to stop by City Hall on August 15, 2017 and take “selfie’ photographs in front of City Hall. Sharing these photographs to the official Main Street Toccoa Facebook Page will enter participants in a drawing to win a special prize from Main Street Toccoa.

City Hall Selfie Day is sponsored by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), a non-profit dedicated to empowering the next generation of local government professionals.
For more information about City Hall Selfie Day, please contact Main Street Manager Christian Hamilton at 706.898.5777.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Commissioner Wins APWA Elected Official of the Year

Release: Immediate

Contact: Christian Hamilton, Main Street Manager

Date: 08/01/17

Re: Commissioner Terry Carter Wins APWA Award

Toccoa, Georgia, August 1, 2017- The City of Toccoa is proud to announce that Commissioner Terry Carter has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 American Public Works Association (APWA)- Georgia Chapter Elected Official of the Year Award. This coveted award puts Commissioner Carter in a very elite group of winners.

Commissioner Carter received the award at the annual APWA-Georgia Chapter Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, July 26th at the historic Jekyll Island Club in Jekyll Island, GA. In his role in public service, Commissioner Carter has overseen and played an instrumental role in countless city projects, including construction bids for a new city pool and pool building, the streetscape project, and renovations at Toccoa’s Historic Ritz Theatre. Commissioner Carter’s spearheading of the pool project also won the APWA-Georgia Chapter Award for Small Cities/Rural Communities previously. 

As Mayor of Toccoa, Commissioner Carter secured LWCF funding for a grant of $100,000 for upgrades at Henderson Falls Park. Commissioner Carter’s work at Lake Toccoa must also be mentioned, as with his aid, the City of Toccoa’s clubhouse also won an APWA-Georgia Chapter Award for Small Cities/Rural Communities. Most recently, Commissioner Carter helped to secure another LWCF grant for $163,000 to improve recreational opportunities at the Lake. Commissioner Carter has proven to be absolutely crucial to the success, survival, and longevity of the City of Toccoa. His achievements serve to further the success and long-term viability of the public works implemented in the city. The City of Toccoa is honored at the receiving of this prestigious award.
The APWA was chartered in the United States in 1937 to make a difference both on an individual and professional level. With a worldwide membership of over 28,500, APWA serves as an effective voice of public works throughout North America and across the world.

For more information, please contact Christian Hamilton at the Main Street Office at 706.898.5777.