City's Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals Sworn in on Tuesday

The 10 men and women who will serve on Peachtree Corners citizen-based committees were announced at last Tuesday's Peachtree Corners City Council meeting.

It's been barely two months since the City of Peachtree Corners was incorporated, the mayor and City Council have made enormous strides in getting Gwinnett County's newest city ready to stand up.

Among the significant steps was the

In all, 31 Peachtree Corners citizens raised their hands to serve on the two boards declaring their willingness to accept the considerable time commitment involved in serving. And it would take a three-person committee two and a half weeks of collecting the resumes, references and questionnaires and interviewing before the final 10 members were selected.

"It was two and a half weeks of whirlwind interview sessions," said Lynette Howard, who served on the selection panel. Howard, a Peachtree Corners resident and the Gwinnett County Commissioner for Dist. 2, John Kachmar, the city's consultant, and 's Michelle Alexander, who is serving as the city's liaison to the county, made up the three-member selection panel.

Howard said there were so many top-notch people in the city who had applied, it made the selection process even more challenging. "We could have set the board three times," she said.

"There is so much talent in Peachtree Corners," said Howard. "I was surprised how many architects, attorneys and business owners applied. They have busy lives but obviously want to give back to the community."

And on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7:00 p.m. the new Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals will meet for the first time for a training session and an organization meeting.

The training session will include a number of topics such as the members roles and responsibilities, an orientation to zoning and by-laws reviews. The first organization meeting will be held with the swearing in of the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals members.

The public is invited to attend.

On Tuesday morning before the meeting Peachtree Corners Patch will highlight each new member and provide a short background on each.


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