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     SPECIAL MEETING ON TREE ORDINANCE - Wednesday, September 18, 7:15-9:15 at the United Way-Forsyth County Office.  Our next regular monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd, from 7:15-9:15. Read more...

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SmartGrowth's next meeting (May 11th 7:00-9:00) will be dedicated to our Meet The Candidates forum.  Board of Commissioner candidates from Districts 4 and 5 will discuss issues related to quality of life and development in our county.  SGFC has developed a list of questions which was privided to the candidates as a basis for the discussion.  A portion of the evening will be set aside for audience members to ask questions of the candidates.  While this event is free and open to all, SmartGrowth will be accepting donations to assist with building the Jack Gleason Memorial at Canney Creek Preserve.


Don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity to meet the people who want to represent you and your district for the next 4 years!


Mark your calendars 

When:   Wednesday, May 11th, 7:00 - 9:00
Where: United Way of Forsyth County, 240 Elm Street (click here for a map)

Parking:  Extra parking at the adjacent lot to the left of the United Way building.



Our meeting that was to be held on Wednesday, February 12th, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 19th.  We will meet at Tam's Backstage Restaurant Upstairs Meeting Room from 7:15 to 9:15.  We hope to see you there!  Click here for a map to Tam's.

SPECIAL MEETING ON TREE ORDINANCE - Wednesday, September 18, 7:15-9:15 at the United Way-Forsyth County Office.

Regular Monthly Meeding - PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: The SGFC meeting date has changed to the FIRST Wednesday of each month. SmartGrowth's next regular monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday,  Ocotber 2nd, 7:15-9:15.  We will meet at the United Way-Forsyth County Office located at 240 Elm Street, Cumming.  Click here for a map.  

We hope to see you there!



MInutes are available to members of SGFC.  

Current Issues

Tree Ordinance Public Hearing 10/3/2019

Contact your Commissioner!

The second Public Hearing on the Tree Ordinance will be held 10/3/2019.  Click here to read the SGFC letter to the Board of Commissioners. 

Click here to read the proposed ordinance.

SGFC   has been concentrating its efforts this year on the County's endeavor to change the Tree Ordinance, Mass Grading, and Stormwater Ordinances. 


It's Action Time!


Urge your representatives to adopt the simple, 4-STEP PLAN that focuses on saving more trees and saving our best trees to ensure the protection of our quality of life.

Forsyth County is revising the Tree, Mass Grading and Stormwater Management Ordinances so the time is now to tell our elected officials that we want ordinances that put protection of our environment and quality of life before development! Read more...

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