Peachtree City Weekly Update

February 13th, 2023

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Peachtree City Wins Award for Financial Reporting

Peachtree City once again won the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

This continues a winning streak that goes back decades.

The award, handed out by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. It recognizes cities that go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles according to GFOA.

GFOA lauded Peachtree City for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2021, noting that the report met an impartial panel's high standards of transparency and full disclosure.

To view a copy of the city's comprehensive annual financial reports, please click here.

Assistant City Manager Justin Strickland

Selected for 2023 Young Gamechangers Program

GeorgiaForward recently selected Assistant City Manager Justin Strickland as one of the 45 promising professionals to serve the organization’s 2023 Young Gamechangers (YG) program.

YG is a unique leadership action program hosted by GeorgiaForward, a non-profit organization administrated by the Georgia Municipal Association. Young Gamechangers brings professionals from across the state to work on the persistent challenges of one Georgia community.

In 2023, Columbus-Muscogee County will host the Young Gamechangers. Columbus leaders have finalized their four “Challenge Questions” that the 2023 cohort will be charged to answer through the eight months they will spend developing specific, actionable recommendations for the community. These questions focus on economic development, community engagement, local entrepreneurship, and more.

“I am so excited to work with such a diverse group of accomplished, creative and hard-working Georgians and create a positive impact on Columbus-Muscogee County,” Strickland said. “I can’t wait to meet my fellow Gamechangers in April.”

GeorgiaForward engages young professionals with leaders in civics, industry, government, academia, and the media to find a common vision for Georgia. They accomplish this by creating an environment in which vision and pragmatism can overcome political deadlock, fostering communication and goodwill among Georgia’s stakeholders, and seeking innovative solutions to Georgia’s biggest challenges.

To learn more about GeorgiaForward visit,

Peachtree City Meetings

City Council

City Council Meeting

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 6:30 PM

City Hall Council Chambers

151 Willowbend Road

Planning Commission

Monday, February 13, 2023 at 6:30 PM

City Hall Council Chambers

151 Willowbend Road

February 13, 2023 Planning

Commission Meeting Agenda

February 16, 2023 City Council Meeting Agenda

AARP Audit Identifies Improvements for Making Multi-Use Paths More Walkable

An AARP audit of Peachtree City's multi-use path system highlighted areas where the trails could promote more walkability by residents.

Keith Larson, a community advocate with Bike-Walk Fayette, started the audit due to his vision to create "an active community fully connected by pedestrian networks" that allows all people equitable access to active recreation and alternative modes of transportation.

“I am seeking to learn appropriate planning benchmarks and tools to elevate the status of pedestrians in a community known mostly for the extensive 100+ mile multi-use path system and golf carts," Larson said in the January 31st AARP publication, "Stories from the State Walking College: An Idea Book for Taking Action to Create More Walkable Communities."

Larson's unique perspective and familiarity with the different traffic found on Peachtree City's multi-use paths helped AARP expand its walk audit tool kit. Now the organization has alternative worksheets for multi-use paths and trails that can be used when auditing a community's walkability.

Keith is currently in the process of identifying and marking ADA-accessible routes at six Peachtree City parks and nature areas. Southside Support Inc., and other numerous volunteers, are assisting Keith with the initiative.

The project, which is receiving funding from AARP, has already been formally approved by the City Council.

Click here to read the AARP's "Stories from the State Walking College: An Idea Book for Taking Action to Create More Walkable Communities"

Clerks Gather at GMCA Conference

Our City Clerk, Deputy Clerk, and clerks throughout Fayette County joined 400 clerks from the entire state of Georgia for training at the Georgia Municipal Clerk's Association (GMCA) conference.

GMCA provides a place for networking, professional development, mentoring, and continued education to our city clerks.

Thanks for having us, Georgia Municipal Clerks Association!

Have a question for our city clerks? Email

New Planning & Development

Pages Added to Website

The Planning & Development department added two new pages to our website that will help keep the public informed.

Current rezoning requests and land developments can now be conveniently found online.

Click here to view Current Rezoning Requests or Current Developments on the Peachtree City website.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Georgia Bikes and the Peachtree City Police Department are joining forces for a training workshop on bicycle and pedestrian safety.

The training will take place Monday, March 20th from 3PM - 5PM at City Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Attendees will learn the best practices for bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers to safely use the roads. This will include a review of state law related to bicycles and pedestrians, information of crash reporting, and an analysis of bicycle and pedestrian crash data.

For questions contact Justin Bristol at

Click here to reserve your spot today.

View 2023 SPLOST Project Posters Virtually

We recently rolled out our SPLOST 2023 Project Proposal posters for Public Safety, Roads, Paths, and Recreation.

These illustrated posters feature the cost and project description for every proposed 2023 SPLOST project. It also showcases a few completed projects from the 2017 SPLOST.

To download the posters and view the comprehensive overview of 2023 proposed SPLOST projects for Peachtree City, click below:

Register for the Next SPLOST 2023 Info Session

The next information session about SPLOST 2023 is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1st at Oak Grove Elementary School. The meeting starts at 6 PM. RSVP here.

Sign up for Citizen Police Academy

How do cops do their job?

The Peachtree City Police Department aims to answer that question at its annual citizens' police academy.

Now in its 21st year, the citizens' police academy teaches residents how crime scenes are processed, how traffic laws are enforced, and how officers take a suspect into custody while protecting themselves and others from harm.

The 10-week course also includes a ride-along with an officer and a tour of the 911 communications center.

Applications for the citizens' police academy are now being accepted. Participants must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check.

For more details or to complete an application, visit

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Run for the Gold 5K at Oak Grove Elementary

Lace up your shoes for a great evening of running in Peachtree City’s quiet neighborhoods and paths.

Oak Grove Elementary hosts its Nineteenth Annual Run for the Gold 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Run. It will take place Friday, April 21st. The fun run starts at 6PM and the 5K race begins at 6:15.

Registration is $25.00 per participant. Register by March 31st and get a t-shirt!

Applications are available online at

For more information, contact Oak Grove at (770) 631-3260.


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