2015 News

2016 Homestead Exemption deadline is April 1

December 30, 2015

Johns Creek homeowners can save money on their 2016 property taxes by filing for homestead exemptions by the April 1 deadline.


 
Johns Creek City Council members Chris Coughlin, Stephanie Endres, sworn in

Johns Creek City Council members Chris Coughlin, Stephanie Endres, sworn in

December 30, 2015

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Christopher Brasher swore in two new Johns Creek City Council members during its Dec. 14 regular meeting.

Business owners must renew yearly licenses by March 31

December 30, 2015

Businesses in the City of Johns Creek have until March 31, 2016, to renew their business tax certificates by submitting a business tax return with full payment of all fees and taxes.
Johns Creek completes first year of neighborhood repaving program

Johns Creek completes first year of neighborhood repaving program

December 30, 2015

The Johns Creek Public Works Department has finished its first round of a four-year program to repave its neighborhood streets.

Super CPR Saturday scheduled for Jan. 30

December 28, 2015

Johns Creek's "Super CPR Saturday" returns Jan. 30 with free, certified lifesaving classes for residents and businesses in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator (AED
Recycle Christmas trees, FOG, and fluorescent lights at ‘Chipper’ event

Recycle Christmas trees, FOG, and fluorescent lights at ‘Chipper’ event

December 21, 2015

Recycle your Christmas tree, fluorescent bulbs, as well as fats, oils and grease (FOG) by taking them to The Home Depot parking lot at 5950 State Bridge Rd. in Johns Creek on Saturday, Jan. 2. 
Register for Park Place programs, activities

Register for Park Place programs, activities

December 18, 2015

Start the New Year registering for programs and  activities at Park Place at Newtown School, Johns Creek’s active adult center.
Johns Creek Police honors officers for exemplary service

Johns Creek Police honors officers for exemplary service

December 16, 2015

The Johns Creek Police Department recognized several officers for exceptional public service at the 2015 Johns Creek Police Awards Banquet Dec. 5 at St. Ives Country Club.
Johns Creek activates first HAWK mid-block pedestrian crossing signal

Johns Creek activates first HAWK mid-block pedestrian crossing signal

December 11, 2015

The City of Johns Creek on Friday, Dec. 11, activated its first HAWK pedestrian-crossing signal (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) on Barnwell Road near Barnwell Elementary School to give children a place to cross to get to school.
Turn off, winterize irrigation systems

Turn off, winterize irrigation systems

December 10, 2015

When temperatures drop below the freezing mark, you can take steps to protect yourself, your home and your car.
Register for Ocee Park youth baseball through Jan. 5, 2016

Register for Ocee Park youth baseball through Jan. 5, 2016

December 02, 2015

Johns Creek's Ocee Park Athletic Association is now registering young players for its spring baseball leagues. 
Clubhouse Fitness starts Jan. 4

Clubhouse Fitness starts Jan. 4

December 01, 2015

Forget the New Year’s Resolution, think about making a new you resolution!
Johns Creek Founders Parade set to go Dec. 5, traffic plan alert

Johns Creek Founders Parade set to go Dec. 5, traffic plan alert

November 30, 2015

The finishing touches are being put on the 2015 Johns Creek Founders Day Parade set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.
Council approves public art program, three pieces installed

Council approves public art program, three pieces installed

November 30, 2015

Following City Council approval of a citywide public art initiative, Johns Creek Beautification has installed three pieces of art in Johns Creek parks.
City Council authorizes significant land purchase

City Council authorizes significant land purchase

November 17, 2015

The Johns Creek City Council authorized the Mayor on Nov. 16 to execute a purchase agreement for approximately 133 acres of land for recreation and parks.
Johns Creek Symphony presents 10th anniversary Holiday Pops Concert, Dec. 19

Johns Creek Symphony presents 10th anniversary Holiday Pops Concert, Dec. 19

November 17, 2015

Spend an evening celebrating the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra’s 10th anniversary Christmas Gala Holiday Pops Concert on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.
Early voting underway through Nov. 25 for unresolved City Council races

Early voting underway through Nov. 25 for unresolved City Council races

November 17, 2015

Johns Creek residents can now vote early in the runoff elections for three Johns Creek City Council races. Early voting ends Nov. 25.
Park Place offers holiday events, programs

Park Place offers holiday events, programs

November 10, 2015

Spend the holiday season at Park Place at Newtown School, Johns Creek’s active adult center for those age 62 or older.

Voter certification next step in Municipal Elections

November 04, 2015

With voting complete, Fulton County is in the process of certifying municipal election results, which takes three days.   
Santa, kids

Santa, kids' activities brighten Christmas tree, dreidel lighting for Santa Jam Nov. 30

November 03, 2015

The traditional Santa Jam tree and dreidel lightings at Johns Creek City Hall on Nov. 30 will feature Santa, his reindeer, and other festivities to kick off the 2015 holiday season.
City of Johns Creek participating in Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

City of Johns Creek participating in Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

November 03, 2015

The City of Johns Creek will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.
Join us for the 2015 Breakfast and Lunch with Santa

Join us for the 2015 Breakfast and Lunch with Santa

November 03, 2015

Its that time of year again, full of good cheer and celebration. 
Founders Day Parade features reliable favorites

Founders Day Parade features reliable favorites

November 02, 2015

The Johns Creek Founders Day Parade on Dec. 5 will feature some regular favorites with the return of the flamboyant Feed and Seed Marching Abominables and the Shriners.

City Council approves public art program

October 30, 2015

The Johns Creek City Council on Monday, Oct. 26, approved a program to put art in City parks and public spaces throughout the City.
Recycle fats, oil, grease & fluorescent bulbs, shred records Nov. 14

Recycle fats, oil, grease & fluorescent bulbs, shred records Nov. 14

October 30, 2015

The City of Johns Creek, Keep Johns Creek Beautiful and Panera Bread Co. are offering free recycling of fluorescent bulbs in addition to document shredding, on Saturday, Nov.14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 11715 Medlock Bridge Road.
City launches 9th annual

City launches 9th annual 'Toys for Tots' campaign, Nov. 30-Dec. 18

October 30, 2015

This holiday season bring a smile and a message of hope to a less-fortunate child's face by donating a new toy to the City of Johns Creek's 9th annual "Toys for Tots" campaign.

Autrey Mill’s ‘Unplugged’ concert set for Nov. 21

October 30, 2015

Spend an evening listening to the sounds of The Amazing Spud Brothers during Autrey Mill’s “Unplugged” concert series, Saturday, Nov. 21.

Bell Road bridge at Cauley Creek closes to all but local traffic

October 28, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) advises that weather permitting, starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, Bell Road bridge at Cauley Creek is closed to all but local traffic through April 1, 2016, while GDOT replaces the bridge.

Old Alabama at 141 intermittently one lane thru Nov. 12

October 20, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) advises that from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Old Alabama Road between Buice and Medlock Bridge roads will be reduced from two lanes to one while Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) relocates a gas mainline.
JCPD host

JCPD host 'Coffee with a Cop,' Oct. 20

October 12, 2015

On Oct. 20, officers from Johns Creek Police and community members will come together to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. 
Coyotes are here to stay in Johns Creek

Coyotes are here to stay in Johns Creek

October 06, 2015

Coyotes are everywhere – New York City, Chicago, Boca Raton, and Johns Creek.  They are cunning, adaptable, and occasionally dangerous to pets.
Autrey Mill

Autrey Mill 'Unplugged' concert set for Oct. 17

October 01, 2015

Spend an evening listening to harmonies by vocalist Celia McDermott, bassist Philip Sanders and Rod Voss as they perform songs during Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center’s “Unplugged” concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk ribbon-cutting set for Nov. 10

Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk ribbon-cutting set for Nov. 10

October 01, 2015

The Johns Creek Veterans Association and the City will celebrate the official opening of the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk on Nov. 10 with an Army Ranger parachuting to the grounds to open the ceremony, and recording artist Curtis Reed singing the National Anthem.
Johns Creek holds Household Hazardous Waste Day, Oct. 24

Johns Creek holds Household Hazardous Waste Day, Oct. 24

September 30, 2015

Johns Creek residents can drop off toxic, domestic products at Johns Creek's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 24. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Home Depot parking lot at 5950 State Bridge Road near Medlock Bridge Road.
Johns Creek Fall Family Festival Returns October 10

Johns Creek Fall Family Festival Returns October 10

September 30, 2015

The City of Johns Creek welcomes back the Fall Family Festival, Saturday, October 
10 at Newtown Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stay fit this fall with Johns Creek fitness classes

Stay fit this fall with Johns Creek fitness classes

September 30, 2015

Our new line-up of class has something for everyone! If you are ready to dance, jump, stretch, flex, and move your way to a healthier Fall season, there is a class for you! Registration for classes begins Oct. 1 and ends Oct. 23.

Johns Creek City Council approves Fiscal Year 2016 budget

Johns Creek City Council approves Fiscal Year 2016 budget

September 29, 2015

After considerable discussion, community input, and refinement, the Johns Creek City Council approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Operating Budget of $60.4 million. The City Council also committed more than 75 percent of its estimated $54 million in reserves.
Help ensure streetlights are working in time for Halloween

Help ensure streetlights are working in time for Halloween

September 25, 2015

Protect our young trick-or-treaters this Halloween by reporting burnt-out or malfunctioning streetlights to City Hall.

'National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,' Sept. 26 in Johns Creek

September 25, 2015

Get rid of your expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical drugs on Saturday, Sept. 26, during the Drug Enforcement Administration's 'National Take Back' initiative in Johns Creek.
Enter your group for the 9th Johns Creek Founders Day Parade

Enter your group for the 9th Johns Creek Founders Day Parade

September 21, 2015

Build friendships, a sense of community and a float for the 9th Annual Johns Creek Founders Day Parade scheduled for Dec. 5.
Johns Creek road improvements for safety, traffic flow to begin Sept. 21

Johns Creek road improvements for safety, traffic flow to begin Sept. 21

September 18, 2015

New road improvements to enhance safety and traffic flow in Johns Creek are set to kick off over the next two weeks. The projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of Dec., weather permitting.
Johns Creek Arts Festival features Pet Parade Oct. 18

Johns Creek Arts Festival features Pet Parade Oct. 18

September 18, 2015

Local pets can get in on the fun by dressing up for the 'Pet Parade' at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 during the Johns Creek Arts Festival. Doll up your furry friend in its best costume, and strut across the festival stage for a chance to win "Best Costume," "Cutest Critter," or "Best of Show."

Update regarding traffic issue at Old Alabama Rd. and Medlock Bridge Rd.

September 15, 2015

We sincerely regret that our residents experienced the traffic delays of Sept. 11 along Old Alabama Rd. and adjacent roads.  Traffic improvement projects are never easy due to the physical nature of the work and we recognize that they always pose some level of inconvenience.  However, this particular issue, which was the result of a series of unfortunate factors, rises well above the level of “inconvenience” and we understand the resulting frustration regarding what transpired.

Old Alabama Road improvements begin

September 14, 2015

In conjunction with Georgia Department of Transportation, the City of Johns Creek has initiated some adjustments to improve traffic flow at Old Alabama Road between Buice and Medlock Bridge roads.
Sign up for the Johns Creek Citizens Fire Academy

Sign up for the Johns Creek Citizens Fire Academy

September 13, 2015

Johns Creek residents can get a detailed look at how their fire department operates when the Johns Creek Fire Department (JCFD) launches its next Citizens Fire Academy, Feb. 2, 2016.
JCFD unveils steel remnants from World Trade Center

JCFD unveils steel remnants from World Trade Center

September 11, 2015

More than 100 people gathered at the Newtown Park Amphitheater for this morning's Patriot Day Commemoration, honoring first responders and those who were killed on Sept. 11, 2011.
Johns Creek 9/11 commemoration to display pieces of World Trade Center

Johns Creek 9/11 commemoration to display pieces of World Trade Center

September 04, 2015

The Johns Creek Fire Department will unveil structural steel remnants of the World Trade Center during the Rotary Club of Johns Creek - North Fulton’s Patriot Day / Sept. 11 Commemoration event on Friday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Newtown Park Amphitheater.
Fall Family Festival features Touch-a-Truck & Farmers Market, Oct. 10

Fall Family Festival features Touch-a-Truck & Farmers Market, Oct. 10

September 03, 2015

The City of Johns Creek’s big autumn event – a combination of the Fall Family Festival with its games and activities, the Farmers Market, and annual Touch-a-Truck – is set for Oct. 10 so mark your calendars.
Johns Creek fire, police host ‘Community Safety Day’ Oct. 3

Johns Creek fire, police host ‘Community Safety Day’ Oct. 3

September 03, 2015

The Johns Creek Fire and Police departments will perform several demonstrations as part of “Community Safety Day” on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the State Bridge Corners Shopping Center (Home Depot & Target Parking lots, 5950 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek).
Autrey Mill ‘Unplugged’ concert set for Sept. 26

Autrey Mill ‘Unplugged’ concert set for Sept. 26

September 02, 2015

Spend an evening listening to multi-instrumentalist and vocalist James Locher during the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center’s “Unplugged” concert series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.
Johns Creek Arts Festival set for Oct. 17-18

Johns Creek Arts Festival set for Oct. 17-18

September 02, 2015

Bring your friends and family to enjoy art in all mediums at the fourth annual Johns Creek Arts Festival, Oct. 17-18 on the Atlanta Athletic Club’s fields in Johns Creek.

View the list of candidates who qualified for upcoming elections

September 02, 2015

Here’s who qualified as candidates for Johns Creek upcoming general and special elections set for Nov. 3.
Register for September – October Park Place Programs, Activities

Register for September – October Park Place Programs, Activities

August 27, 2015

Spend the fall season getting fit, expanding your artistic skills, or taking field trips in one of the many programs offered at Park Place at Newtown School, Johns Creek’s active adult center for folks 62 or older.
Hall of Famers Drivin

Hall of Famers Drivin' N Cryin' to play Newtown Amphitheater in Johns Creek

August 27, 2015

The iconic Southern rock band Drivin N Cryin, recently named to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, will perform their biggest hits, including songs from their gold album “Fly Me Courageous,” at the Newtown Park Amphitheater in Johns Creek on Sept. 19.
Right-turn lane planned at Jones Bridge and McGinnis Ferry in Johns Creek

Right-turn lane planned at Jones Bridge and McGinnis Ferry in Johns Creek

August 27, 2015

The City of Johns Creek is about to address a problem point for many people driving in the northern part of town: Jones Bridge at McGinnis Ferry roads.
Volunteers needed for Johns Creek Arts Festival, Oct. 25-26

Volunteers needed for Johns Creek Arts Festival, Oct. 25-26

August 26, 2015

The Johns Creek Arts Festival, featuring more than 100 juried artists and entertainment Oct. 25-26, relies on volunteers to make the event successful.
City Hall Officials Present Proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Budget to Public

City Hall Officials Present Proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Budget to Public

August 24, 2015

Johns Creek City officials presented a proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 balanced budget to the City Council for consideration during the Aug. 24 work session at City Hall.
Johns Creek taking on traffic with construction projects, Waze

Johns Creek taking on traffic with construction projects, Waze

August 21, 2015

In an ongoing effort to address traffic concerns, the City of Johns Creek recently allocated $3.18 million to fund an additional eight traffic improvement projects to the Fiscal Year 2015 list of 14 previously approved and ongoing projects.
Johns Creek Business Expo set for Oct. 2

Johns Creek Business Expo set for Oct. 2

August 20, 2015

Gain exposure for your business at the Johns Creek Business Expo, Friday, Oct. 2 at Perimeter Church. The Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce's fourth annual event for local and regional businesses will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Johns Creek City Council to hold public hearings on 2015-2016 budget

Johns Creek City Council to hold public hearings on 2015-2016 budget

August 19, 2015

Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker will present the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget to the City Council and the public at the 5 p.m. work session on Aug. 24. Public hearings are set for 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 28.
Pup-a-Palooza, a fete for your furry friend, set for Sept. 12 at Newtown Park

Pup-a-Palooza, a fete for your furry friend, set for Sept. 12 at Newtown Park

August 19, 2015

Bring your K9 BFF to Johns Creek’s Pup-a-Palooza at Newtown Park on Sept. 12, from 2-4 p.m., and check out local vendor booths for treats, services and advice on pet care.

Johns Creek joins Waze to help motorists navigate the city faster, safer

August 13, 2015

In the first partnership of its kind in Georgia, Johns Creek is joining with Waze, the world’s largest crowd-sourced, traffic-navigation phone app, to give motorists timely notice of road construction and incident data as they drive through the City.
City neighborhood repaving moving along

City neighborhood repaving moving along

August 13, 2015

The City’s neighborhood repaving program has surpassed the halfway mark as crews systematically work though the list of subdivisions targeted this year, and people seem glad to have their streets resurfaced.

Johns Creek City Council signs off on two road safety projects

August 13, 2015

To enhance road safety, the Johns Creek City Council on Aug. 10 approved a roundabout at Crossington and Sargent roads, and an 850-foot extension of a merge lane on Jones Bridge Road, south of State Bridge Road.
Mayor Mike Bodker honors Purple Heart recipients at Veterans Memorial Walk

Mayor Mike Bodker honors Purple Heart recipients at Veterans Memorial Walk

August 08, 2015

Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker, on behalf of the Johns Creek City Council, recognized and honored those wounded or killed in defense of the nation during a Purple Heart Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Walk in the city’s Newtown Park Aug 7.
Qualifying for Johns Creek elections, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Qualifying for Johns Creek elections, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

August 05, 2015

Qualifying for Johns Creek’s election to fill City Council Posts 2, 4, 5 and 6 will be held Monday, Aug. 31 through Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Shred, recycle personal documents, recycle fluorescent lights on Aug. 15

Shred, recycle personal documents, recycle fluorescent lights on Aug. 15

August 05, 2015

The City of Johns Creek, Keep Johns Creek Beautiful, and Panera Bread Co. on Medlock Bridge Road are offering free shredding of sensitive documents and recycling of cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG), and fluorescent bulbs on Aug. 15. 
City finishing 3 small, notable projects to ease traffic for many

City finishing 3 small, notable projects to ease traffic for many

August 05, 2015

Johns Creek Public Works contractors are finishing up some small but significant road improvements that will help make driving in different parts of the City a little more fluid and safer.
Aug. 1 kicks off contest, vendor registration for Pup-a-Palooza

Aug. 1 kicks off contest, vendor registration for Pup-a-Palooza

August 04, 2015

Does your dog look dashing in coat and tails? Does he have a special skill? Registration for best-dressed and best trick contests for Pup-a-Palooza, a celebration of our canine companions, begins Aug. 1.
Johns Creek swimmers receive 42 medals at statewide meet

Johns Creek swimmers receive 42 medals at statewide meet

July 30, 2015

Johns Creek Aquatic Team swimmers claimed 42 medals – including seven first-place medals – at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Swim Meet in Cumming, July 24-25.
Johns Creek Outdoor Fitness class extended into October

Johns Creek Outdoor Fitness class extended into October

July 29, 2015

People love the Outdoor Fitness program offered by the Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division, so the City is extending the new – and free – program into the fall.
Recreation and parks master plan begins to take shape

Recreation and parks master plan begins to take shape

July 28, 2015

A consultant developing a 10-year master plan for Johns Creek Recreation and Parks says the City has some choices to make, such as buy more park land and develop it over time or buy fewer parcels and develop it sooner.
‘Big Hero 6’ wraps 2015 Johns Creek Movies at Newtown Park series on Aug. 8

‘Big Hero 6’ wraps 2015 Johns Creek Movies at Newtown Park series on Aug. 8

July 27, 2015

Load up a picnic basket, the kids and a blanket, and head to Movies at Newtown Park on the night of Aug. 8 to watch Hiro Himada, a 14-year-old robotics prodigy, and Baymax, an inflatable robot, take on a dastardly villain in the Academy Award-winning “Big Hero 6.”

Five Cool Things to do at Johns Creek’s parks

July 27, 2015

To celebrate Park & Recreation Month, take a look at five cool things to do at Johns Creek's parks:
Autrey Mill ‘Unplugged’ concert set for Aug. 15

Autrey Mill ‘Unplugged’ concert set for Aug. 15

July 27, 2015

Spend an evening listening to the acoustic trio “Harm n’ Me n’ Him,” during the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center’s “Ungplugged” concert series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
Purple Heart recipients to be honored Aug. 7 at Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk

Purple Heart recipients to be honored Aug. 7 at Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk

July 21, 2015

The Johns Creek Veterans Association is inviting all Purple Heart recipients to join them in an Aug. 7 ceremony honoring military personnel wounded and killed in service to their country.

Georgia DOT seeking public input on plans to widen Abbotts Bridge Road

July 21, 2015

​The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct a public information open house on Thursday about proposed widening of Abbotts Bridge Road between Medlock Bridge and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

'The Stranger’ at Newtown Park Amphitheater in Johns Creek on Aug. 22

July 13, 2015

The Billy Joel tribute band, “The Stranger,” will perform a long string of hits by the Piano Man at the Aug. 22 concert at Newtown Park Amphitheater in Johns Creek.  
Just Be’Cause performs at Autrey Mill’s ‘Unplugged’ concert July 18

Just Be’Cause performs at Autrey Mill’s ‘Unplugged’ concert July 18

July 07, 2015

Enjoy the sounds of Atlanta musicians, Just Be’Cause, during Autrey Mill’s “Unplugged” concert Saturday, July 18.
Neighborhood repaving program progressing street by street

Neighborhood repaving program progressing street by street

July 07, 2015

​The City’s neighborhood repaving program is progressing as crews systematically work through the list of subdivisions targeted this year, and people seem glad to have their streets resurfaced.
Electric Avenue comes to Newtown Park Amphitheater on July 24

Electric Avenue comes to Newtown Park Amphitheater on July 24

July 07, 2015

Electric Avenue, a popular, Atlanta-based 1980s Synth Pop Tribute band, hits the stage at the Newtown Park Amphitheater on Friday, July 24, to take you back to the days of Tears for Fears, The Fixx, David Bowie, and Duran Duran.
Johns Creek Municipal Judge Don Schaefer honored for role in STOP program

Johns Creek Municipal Judge Don Schaefer honored for role in STOP program

July 07, 2015

​Johns Creek Municipal Court Judge Don Schaefer received the Special Recognition Award by the Georgia Council of Municipal Judges for his work on the City’s STOP program.
View consultant’s draft recommendations for Johns Creek’s park master plan on July 21

View consultant’s draft recommendations for Johns Creek’s park master plan on July 21

July 07, 2015

If you enjoy parks and greenspace, or ever thought, “I wish Johns Creek’s parks had a …” then now is the opportunity to participate in the Parks and Recreation long-range planning process.  The public is invited to attend one of the City's master plan workshops designed to govern what type of recreational facilities and programs Johns Creek will invest in over the next decade.

City to hold property tax hearings

July 02, 2015

The City of Johns Creek is currently in the process of establishing its 2015 millage rate.  The City, incorporated in December 1, 2006 has published their five-year history of its tax digest, property revenues and millage rate.
Johns Creek

Johns Creek's new rescue boat gives enhanced capabilities

July 02, 2015

​To speed rescue efforts for people in trouble on the Chattahoochee River, the Johns Creek Fire Department now has a new custom-made rescue/recovery boat that is more maneuverable, more versatile and more powerful than its previous craft.
Johns Creek ranked 2nd Best Atlanta Suburb for Families

Johns Creek ranked 2nd Best Atlanta Suburb for Families

June 29, 2015

​Johns Creek has been ranked the No. 2 best Atlanta Suburb for Families by Movoto, a national real estate brokerage website.
Mayor Mike Bodker Sworn in as President of the Georgia Municipal Association

Mayor Mike Bodker Sworn in as President of the Georgia Municipal Association

June 29, 2015

​Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker was sworn in as the 83rd president of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) on June 28. 
Register for July-August Park Place programs, activities

Register for July-August Park Place programs, activities

June 25, 2015

Spend the summer getting fit, expanding your culinary skills, or taking field trips in one of the many programs offered at Park Place at Newtown School, Johns Creek’s active adult center for folks 62 or older.
Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker to be sworn in as president of the Georgia Municipal Association on June 28

Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker to be sworn in as president of the Georgia Municipal Association on June 28

June 24, 2015

​Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker will become the 83rd president of the Georgia Municipal Association, the lobbying, education, and training organization for cities in Georgia.
Batter up for Johns Creek adult co-ed softball: Register 7/1-7/31

Batter up for Johns Creek adult co-ed softball: Register 7/1-7/31

June 24, 2015

​Dig out your cleats, find your glove, and then round up some friends or co-workers for some softball!
JCPD selects Rowe as Officer of the Quarter

JCPD selects Rowe as Officer of the Quarter

June 23, 2015

​The Johns Creek Police Department has named Officer Tomario Rowe as Officer of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2015.
Penguins of Madagascar save the world July 11 at Johns Creek Movies at Newtown Park

Penguins of Madagascar save the world July 11 at Johns Creek Movies at Newtown Park

June 22, 2015

The cool “Penguins of Madagascar” embark on some hot adventures July 11 as the second film in the Movies at Newtown Park summer series in Johns Creek.

Johns Creek buys 4-acre tract on Morton Road for pocket park

June 17, 2015

​The Johns Creek City Council on June 15 voted 5-0 to purchase 4 acres of property on Morton Road for a pocket park for surrounding neighborhoods.
Curtis Jones & Primal Roots perform at Autrey Mill’s ‘Unplugged’ concert June 27

Curtis Jones & Primal Roots perform at Autrey Mill’s ‘Unplugged’ concert June 27

June 13, 2015

​Spend an evening with Atlanta bluegrass group Curtis Jones and Primal Roots as they perform at Autrey Mill’s “Unplugged” concert on Saturday, June 27.
JCFD officials: Let the professionals handle fireworks on July 4

JCFD officials: Let the professionals handle fireworks on July 4

June 13, 2015

​Even though a new state law allows fireworks to be sold statewide starting July 1, Johns Creek Fire Department officials say it’s safer to attend fireworks displays conducted by professionals.

Register for Ocee Park youth baseball through July 31

June 13, 2015

Johns Creek's Ocee Park Athletic Association is now registering young players for its fall baseball leagues.
Resurgens Orthopaedics’ Foundation donates special-needs playgrounds in Johns Creek

Resurgens Orthopaedics’ Foundation donates special-needs playgrounds in Johns Creek

June 06, 2015

​The Johns Creek City Council on June 1 recognized the Resurgens Orthopaedics’ Charitable Foundation for its $30,000 donation to the City for playground equipment for children with disabilities.
Johns Creek intends to build a 4-acre pocket park on Morton Road

Johns Creek intends to build a 4-acre pocket park on Morton Road

June 03, 2015

The City of Johns Creek announced that it intends to purchase property on Morton Road to develop a 4-acre neighborhood pocket park during the June 1 City Council meeting.

Installing new traffic equipment on Medlock Bridge could mean delays June 1-3

June 01, 2015

​Motorists on Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek may experience brief, intermittent delays from Monday to Wednesday as state road crews replace key equipment on each of the 12 traffic signals on that route.
Clubhouse Fitness offers blend of high-intensity, dance for July-August

Clubhouse Fitness offers blend of high-intensity, dance for July-August

June 01, 2015

Johns Creek Clubhouse Fitness is offering a new class for its July-August session that combines the high-calorie burn of interval training with a popular dance style – Zumba Burst!
‘Home’ opens 2015 Johns Creek Movies at Newtown Park series on June 13

‘Home’ opens 2015 Johns Creek Movies at Newtown Park series on June 13

June 01, 2015

Bring the kids, a blanket, lawn chairs and relax under the stars with Oh, a misfit alien and Tip, a girl searching for her mom, at Movies at Newtown Park in Johns Creek.
2015 Johns Creek Amphitheater concert series leads off with Molly Ringwalds

2015 Johns Creek Amphitheater concert series leads off with Molly Ringwalds

June 01, 2015

​The Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Department opens its 2015 Amphitheater summer concert series on Saturday, June 20, with the Molly Ringwalds, a 1980s-era act from Sheffield, England.
Be safe, check water release schedule before entering the Chattahoochee River

Be safe, check water release schedule before entering the Chattahoochee River

May 28, 2015

​Viewed from a distance, the Chattahoochee River looks like a languid, easy-going river, but its appearance can be dangerously deceptive. When the Corps of Engineers releases water from Lake Lanier, the resulting surge of water can cause the river to rise several feet in a short amount of time.
Johns Creek Parks Master Plan to gauge needs, plot recreational future

Johns Creek Parks Master Plan to gauge needs, plot recreational future

May 26, 2015

The City of Johns Creek is working on a parks master plan and is calling on Johns Creek residents to share their thoughts on what should be included in the recreational blueprint for the next 10 years.
Free Outdoor Fitness classes extended through summer

Free Outdoor Fitness classes extended through summer

May 26, 2015

​Due to popular demand, the Johns Creek Recreation & Parks Division is extending its Free Outdoor Fitness program this summer.

International Film Series for seniors at Park Place

May 26, 2015

​Johns Creek’s older population can catch up on the foreign and Indie movie scene at the new International Film Series being shown at Park Place, the City’s adult activity center.
Johns Creek recognized as ‘Special Needs Certified City’

Johns Creek recognized as ‘Special Needs Certified City’

May 13, 2015

​The City of Johns Creek has been named a Special Needs Certified City, making it the largest municipality in Georgia with the designation.

International Film Series for seniors at Park Place

May 06, 2015

Johns Creek’s older population can catch up on the foreign and Indie movie scene at the new International Film Series being shown at Park Place, the City’s adult activity center.
Recycle, shred documents during day of service May 9 in Johns Creek

Recycle, shred documents during day of service May 9 in Johns Creek

May 05, 2015

​As part of a day dedicated to improving the community, the City of Johns Creek, Keep Johns Creek Beautiful, and Panera Bread Co. on Medlock Bridge Road are offering free recycling of electronics, fluorescent bulbs, and cooking fats, oils, and grease (FOG) and shredding of sensitive documents May 9 at Panera Bread Co. on Medlock Bridge Road. 
Amphitheater summer concert series highlights tribute bands

Amphitheater summer concert series highlights tribute bands

May 05, 2015

​The Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Department has announced its 2015 Amphitheater summer concert series, which features tribute bands and acts that harken to the rock and roll 1980s and 1990s, including Drivin N Cryin.
Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan – Your input is needed!

Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan – Your input is needed!

May 05, 2015

​From the active programs to the passive nature preserve, Johns Creek has some great recreational and park areas but to best plan for the future and prioritize our investments, we need your help.
City LEGO camp to encourage kids’ creativity, collaboration

City LEGO camp to encourage kids’ creativity, collaboration

May 01, 2015

​Fire up the architect or engineer inside your youngsters by giving them tens of thousands of LEGOs during a new five-day LEGO Camp starting July 27 at the Newtown Park Community Clubhouse in Johns Creek.
Autrey Mill’s ‘Unplugged’ concert features The Bonaventure Quartet, May 30

Autrey Mill’s ‘Unplugged’ concert features The Bonaventure Quartet, May 30

May 01, 2015

​Spend an evening at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve’s “Unplugged” concert series as The Bonaventure Quartet – All Strings performs Saturday, May 30.

Johns Creek offers Free Outdoor Fitness program in May

May 01, 2015

The Johns Creek Recreation & Parks Division is offering Free Outdoor Fitness program this spring for folks who want to exercise outside.
Register for May-June Park Place programs

Register for May-June Park Place programs

April 30, 2015

Sign up for spring and summer programs at Johns Creek's active adult center, Park Place, which offers a variety of classes and programs.
Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra presents season finale May 9

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra presents season finale May 9

April 30, 2015

Join the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra for its season finale, “Around the World in 80 Minutes” on Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. at the theater at Johns Creek High School.
Town Hall Meeting on The District, May 12

Town Hall Meeting on The District, May 12

April 29, 2015

​The public will have another opportunity to weigh in on The District from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on May 12 when Mayor Bodker and the City Council hold a town hall meeting on The District in the City Council Chambers located on the third floor of City Hall, 12000 Findley Road. 
Johns Creek receives ‘Purple Heart City’ designation

Johns Creek receives ‘Purple Heart City’ designation

April 28, 2015

All military veterans and Purple Heart recipients are invited to attend the Johns Creek City Council meeting on May 11 as Council will present a resolution proclaiming Johns Creek as a “Purple Heart City.”
Johns Creek Fire Dept. improves insurance rating for homeowners, businesses

Johns Creek Fire Dept. improves insurance rating for homeowners, businesses

April 28, 2015

​Improvements by the Johns Creek Fire Department have led a private rating company to substantially lower the city’s fire insurance rating, saving homeowners citywide an estimated $6 million a year in premiums.
Food & fun set for special needs residents at May 9 picnic

Food & fun set for special needs residents at May 9 picnic

April 27, 2015

​Johns Creek's special needs residents and their families can socialize, eat, and play as part of City’s Adaptive Recreation program at the Summer Kick-Off Picnic on May 9 at the Park Place lawn at Newtown Park.
With public input,The District starts to take shape

With public input,The District starts to take shape

April 18, 2015

Using earlier input from focus groups and the public at large, a multi-disciplinary team of experts unveiled early design concepts for The District, Johns Creek’s possible future downtown Thursday, April 16. Afterward, the team met with the audience of citizens and business leaders for more feedback.
Bocce ball activities for Johns Creek residents with special needs start April 14

Bocce ball activities for Johns Creek residents with special needs start April 14

April 13, 2015

Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division is hosting bocce ball activities for Johns Creek residents with disabilities and their families every other Tuesday from April 14 to Sept. 29 at Newtown Park.
Spring to bring citywide repaving effort to neighborhood streets

Spring to bring citywide repaving effort to neighborhood streets

April 13, 2015

​With the arrival of warmer weather, the Johns Creek Public Works Department will kick off its neighborhood repaving initiative, a multi-year plan to upgrade the City’s subdivision streets.
Run for Special Olympics at first ‘Johns Creek’s Finest 5k’ May 23

Run for Special Olympics at first ‘Johns Creek’s Finest 5k’ May 23

April 10, 2015

Johns Creek police are hosting a new race called “Johns Creek’s Finest 5k” May 23 at Shakerag Park to benefit Special Olympics Georgia.
Johns Creek police, firefighters seeking golfers for May 18 tournament

Johns Creek police, firefighters seeking golfers for May 18 tournament

April 03, 2015

​Johns Creek police and firefighters are seeking golfers in the Jim Seaver/Greg Whitaker Memorial Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament May 18 at St. Ives Country Club.
Johns Creek offers new Free Outdoor Fitness program starting April 19

Johns Creek offers new Free Outdoor Fitness program starting April 19

April 03, 2015

The Johns Creek Recreation & Parks Division is offering a new, Free Outdoor Fitness program this spring.
Autrey Mill ‘Unplugged’ concert set for April 25

Autrey Mill ‘Unplugged’ concert set for April 25

April 03, 2015

Americana singer-songwriter Wyatt Espalin will perform at the Autrey Mill “Unplugged” concert Saturday, April 25.
Registration open for Clubhouse Fitness classes for May-June

Registration open for Clubhouse Fitness classes for May-June

April 01, 2015

​Get fit for summer by signing up for some Zumba, Pilates or one of the other fun exercise classes in the May-June session of Johns Creek Clubhouse Fitness.
‘JC Now’ smartphone app wins ARC CREATE Community Award

‘JC Now’ smartphone app wins ARC CREATE Community Award

March 31, 2015

​The City of Johns Creek won an Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) CREATE Community Award for its smartphone app, JC Now.

International Film Series for seniors at Park Place in Johns Creek starting April 26

March 30, 2015

Johns Creek’s older population can catch up on the foreign and Indie movie scene at the new International Film Series being shown at Park Place, the City’s adult activity center,  starting April 26.
Recycle large items, electronics, home medical equipment April 18

Recycle large items, electronics, home medical equipment April 18

March 27, 2015

Give a second life to furniture, home medical equipment and other hard-to-dispose-of large items at Johns Creek’s “Bulky Items Recycling Day” on April 18 at Alcon Laboratories in Technology Park. 
Citizens invited to unique, interactive design experience to shape Johns Creek’s future

Citizens invited to unique, interactive design experience to shape Johns Creek’s future

March 27, 2015

​What vision of Johns Creek will citizens leave for their children and grandchildren?  Lending a representative voice to the answer is the goal of a unique, interactive design experience being sponsored by the City as part of the Master Plan for The District.
MLB

MLB 'Pitch, Hit & Run' Championship coming to Johns Creek April 25

March 23, 2015

Johns Creek youngsters can challenge their baseball or softball skills April 25 at the Major League Baseball (MLB) Pitch, Hit & Run competition at Ocee Park.

State Bridge Road delays extended through April 17

March 20, 2015

​Intermittent lane closures on State Bridge Road between State Bridge Crossing Elementary School and Twingate Road in Johns Creek will continue into next week as a private contractor installs a deceleration lane for a new subdivision. 
Johns Creek Farmers Market extended to April to October

Johns Creek Farmers Market extended to April to October

March 18, 2015

​The Johns Creek Farmers Market is back, but by popular demand, the market now runs from spring to fall.
Special Needs Egg Hunt lined up for Sunday, March 29

Special Needs Egg Hunt lined up for Sunday, March 29

March 18, 2015

Families with children with disabilities are invited to attend the Special Needs Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29 from 3-4 p.m. at Newtown Park.
Super CPR Saturday scheduled for April 25

Super CPR Saturday scheduled for April 25

March 18, 2015

Johns Creek's "Super CPR Saturday" returns April 25 with free, certified lifesaving classes for residents and businesses in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator.
The two classes, part of the city's Heart Ready program, will be held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, 6325 Hospital Parkway. Attendance at one of the two classes is required for certification.

State Bridge Road lane closures expected March 16 - 20

March 13, 2015


Road contractors will begin State Bridge Road lane closures from Johns Creek High School to Morton Road beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20.
 
Fulton Golden Games kick off April 29

Fulton Golden Games kick off April 29

March 11, 2015

Johns Creek is looking for competitors 50 years old or older to represent the City in the 21st annual Fulton Golden Games, an Olympic-style series of events and activities, April 29 – May 21.

Officials identify Johns Creek woman who died in house fire Monday

March 10, 2015

Johns Creek Fire Department officials have confirmed the name of a woman who died in a house fire early Monday.

Woman dies in fire in Johns Creek Monday morning

March 09, 2015

​A woman and her two pets died in a house fire early Monday in Johns Creek.

Mayor’s speech reviews 2014, highlights The District

March 06, 2015

Johns Creek Mayor Mike Bodker encouraged an audience of about 250 business, civic and community leaders and citizens to help shape the future of the City by helping shape The District during his Annual State of the City Address at the Atlanta Athletic Club on March 6.
Johns Creek considering site for Public Safety tower

Johns Creek considering site for Public Safety tower

March 05, 2015

​To improve communications for emergency personnel in northeast Johns Creek, the City is considering a nearby site in Forsyth County for a 195-foot Public Safety communications tower.

Johns Creek to begin live-streaming City Council meetings in March

March 03, 2015

​To promote transparency in government, the City of Johns Creek on March 16 will begin live-streaming and archiving video of City Council work sessions and regular City Council meetings.
Johns Creek Spring Easter Egg Hunt set for March 29 at Newtown Park

Johns Creek Spring Easter Egg Hunt set for March 29 at Newtown Park

March 02, 2015

It’s going to be an eggciting time for youngsters 10 and under at the Johns Creek's 2015 Spring Easter Egg Hunt at Newtown Park on Sunday, March 29.
Autrey Mill Unplugged features Kathy Reed March 28

Autrey Mill Unplugged features Kathy Reed March 28

March 02, 2015

Folk and bluegrass singer and story-teller Kathy Reed is the featured artist at the March 28 Autrey Mill Unplugged concert.

Johns Creek Police offers a new multi-use app for cell phones

March 02, 2015

The Johns Creek Police Department has introduced a free mobile app for iPhones and Androids that allows people to access several services with their cell phone.
Register for March-April programs at Park Place

Register for March-April programs at Park Place

February 27, 2015

Step into spring by trying something new at Park Place at Newtown School. Registration for March-April  activities and programs at the active adult center  is currently underway.
Johns Creek seeking Farmers Market applications by March 9

Johns Creek seeking Farmers Market applications by March 9

February 23, 2015

The Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division will be accepting applications for vendors for this summer's Farmers Market at Newtown Park through March 9.
More improvements for Jones Bridge Road to start in March

More improvements for Jones Bridge Road to start in March

February 23, 2015

​The Johns Creek Public Works Department is scheduled to start widening Jones Bridge Road between Kimball Bridge and State Bridge roads in early March.
Mayor to Encourage Citizens to

Mayor to Encourage Citizens to 'Be Part of the Legacy' during March 6th State of the City Address

February 23, 2015

​Mayor Mike Bodker will highlight the City’s progress in 2014 and outline a bold plan to shape the City’s future at the Eighth Annual State of City Address on Friday, March 6, at the Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Dr., Johns Creek.
New Alvin Road sidewalk to tie into walkways to Newtown Park

New Alvin Road sidewalk to tie into walkways to Newtown Park

February 19, 2015

Residents along  Alvin Road will soon be able to walk or jog from their subdivisions to Newtown Park thanks to a half-mile of sidewalk being installed starting in March.
Johns Creek releases new parks and recreation brochure

Johns Creek releases new parks and recreation brochure

February 13, 2015

The Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division has released its 2015 programs and events brochure with schedules for the rest of the year.
Bell and Boles roundabout construction begins in Johns Creek in February

Bell and Boles roundabout construction begins in Johns Creek in February

February 06, 2015

​Construction of a new roundabout at Bells and Boles roads in Johns Creek is set to start in February.
Improvements for Johns Creek

Improvements for Johns Creek's Shakerag Park starting in February

January 29, 2015

Shakerag Park in Johns Creek will see some significant upgrades starting in February when the City replaces the playground with new, state-of-the-art play equipment.
Johns Creek Veterans hold Open House, Feb. 21-22

Johns Creek Veterans hold Open House, Feb. 21-22

January 29, 2015

Veterans looking for camaraderie and a way to serve the community should attend the Johns Creek Veterans Association (JCVA) Membership Open House Feb. 21-22 at Park Place, 3150 Old Alabama Road, inside Newtown Park.

Sign up for a plot in Newtown Park Community Garden in Johns Creek

January 29, 2015

Spring is just around the corner, so Johns Creek gardeners should sign up quickly for a plot in the Newtown Park Community Garden. Applications will be accepted for one month, beginning February 16.
Clubhouse Fitness adds Shimmy Fit to March-April classes

Clubhouse Fitness adds Shimmy Fit to March-April classes

January 29, 2015

Make your New Year's health resolution more fun by trying Shimmy Fit at the March-April session of Johns Creek Clubhouse Fitness at Newtown Park.

Heritage Center in Johns Creek presents 'Unplugged' concert, Feb. 28

January 29, 2015

Spend an evening enjoying live music during Autrey Mill Nature Preserve's "Unplugged" event on Saturday, Feb. 28 as Andy Offutt Irwin performs in the historic Warsaw Church in the preserve's Heritage Village.
Johns Creek Police

Johns Creek Police 'take the plunge' for Special Olympics

January 20, 2015

Johns Creek Police officers will charge into the frigid waters of Lake Lanier as part of the Special Olympics Georgia's 6th annual "Polar Plunge" fundraiser, Saturday, Feb. 21, at Lake Lanier Islands Beach and Water Park
Johns Creek Officer who saved heart attack victim is

Johns Creek Officer who saved heart attack victim is 'Officer of the Quarter'

January 20, 2015

​Johns Creek Police Officer Jonathan Whitley was named Officer of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2014 for helping save the life of a man stricken with a heart attack on a golf course.
Johns Creek selects

Johns Creek selects 'Firefighter of the Quarter'

January 13, 2015

The Johns Creek Fire Department has named Kyle Brown as the "Firefighter of the Quarter" for the third quarter of 2014.
Public encouraged to help shape Johns Creek

Public encouraged to help shape Johns Creek's future at Feb. 10 kick-off meeting

January 13, 2015

The public is invited to help shape and secure the future of the City of Johns Creek.
When thermometer plummets, turn off irrigation systems

When thermometer plummets, turn off irrigation systems

January 07, 2015

When temperatures drop below the freezing mark, you can take steps to protect yourself, your home and your car.