Wieland to receive Four Pillar tribute

DULUTH - More than 700 regional business leaders will gather Sept. 28 at the Gwinnett Center to honor John Wieland, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, for the Council for Quality Growth's 2006 Four

Pillar Award and


Each year, the council, metro Atlanta's voice for the growth and development industry, bestows the award upon an outstanding individual in the Atlanta region who best exemplifies the

council's mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth. The gala event will showcase the

significant career-long

achievements of the honoree, his life and his


The Four Pillar Award and Tribute is a unique tribute that celebrates the honoree's significant contributions to the Atlanta region's growth, economic development and quality of life. The four pillars of quality, responsibility, vision and integrity are the very principles on which the Council for Quality Growth was founded.

John Wieland and his company have received more than 575 awards for excellence. Wieland has been named National Builder of the Year by Professional Builder Magazine, and the company has received the National Housing Quality award presented by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center. He has served the home building industry at the local, state and national level, receiving the top awards for his contributions. In 2002 he was presented

the Hearthstone Builder

Lifetime Public Service Award.

He is chairman of the advisory council for the Emory University Center for Ethics and is the past chairman of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He has served on the board of directors of the High Museum of Art since 1988 and was its chair for three years. He chairs the High Museum of Art's Building Committee for an expanded campus. In addition, he has been

inducted into the Home Builders Association of Georgia's Hall of Fame and has received the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association's Award for lifetime achievement.

He and his wife, Sue, live in Atlanta and have two grown children.

The Council for Quality Growth was formed in 1985 to promote balanced and responsible growth. In 2003, the Council expanded its reach throughout the metro area.