Lilburn CID to hold informational event

LILBURN - The group trying to form a community improvement district in Lilburn will hold a kickoff and informational event at 5:30 p.m. July 14 at Providence Christian Academy.

According to an e-mail from Gerald McDowell, the executive director of the Lilburn Community Partnership, the two-hour meeting will serve as a forum for interested people to hear about how a CID can benefit commercial property owners. McDowell also said video and graphic presentations envisioning the future will be available.

"Our speakers for the event will be the mayor of Lilburn Diana Preston, board chairman Norman Nash and several property and business owners. We are expecting between 200 to 250 to be in attendance," McDowell said.

The Lilburn CID would be Gwinnett's fourth if formed. CID's already exist in the central Gwinnett Place area around Pleasant Hill Road and Interstate 85, the Gwinnett Village area around Jimmy Carter Boulevard and 85 and along the U.S. Highway 78 corridor in Snellville.

McDowell said those attending will be able to hear from commercial property owners who have joined the CID formation board and from elected officials.

A slew of elected officials have been invited, too, including Gwinnett County Commission Chairman and Lilburn resident Charles Bannister. McDowell said Bannister has been invited to speak as well.

For more information, call McDowell at 678-380-1000 or send him an e-mail at GMcDowell@Lilburncp.com.