John and Debbie Heard of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Heard of Suwanee, to Christopher Harris of Atlanta, son of Thomas and Gwen Harris of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late John and Geneva Heard and the late Ted and Grovie Barrett. She is a 2000 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School and received a bachelor's degree in economics and a juris doctorate from the University of Georgia. She is employed by Andersen, Tate & Carr.

The future groom is the grandson of Elizabeth Seigle of Lawrenceville and the late Mercer and Jeanette Harris, and the late Sherman Hughes. He is a real estate developer.

The wedding is planned for Aug. 23 at the Swan House.