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Peachtree Corners shows its colors

Special Photo Surrounded by City of Peachtree Corners officials, Mayor Mike Mason cuts the ribbon as they open the city hall off Technology Parkway.

Special Photo Surrounded by City of Peachtree Corners officials, Mayor Mike Mason cuts the ribbon as they open the city hall off Technology Parkway.

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The new logo for the City of Peachtree Corners was unveiled.

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- The new year has brought a new era for Gwinnett County's latest city, Peachtree Corners.

On Sunday, Mayor Mike Mason and his colleagues hosted an open house and ribbon cutting for its first city hall as well as revealing its logo, tagline and city seal.

"What an exciting achievement for our young city," Mason said. "On the heels of city hall's official inauguration, we're now internationally recognized."

The city is "internationally recognized" -- Mason said -- because its logo, created by Lawerenceville-based Accent Creative Group, received a gold award at the International Davey Awards for design.

"We are so grateful to Accent Creative Group and the citizens advisory committee for this excellent logo," Mason said. "It has set the tone for a truly prosperous year for Peachtree Corners as we move forward into 2013."

More than 250 people attended the event, including local mayors, commissioners and school board members. The day started with a prayer and presentation of the colors by Miles Laughlin, an Eagle Scout who installed two flagpoles in front of city hall.

Once the ribbon was cut, the crowd was able to tour the new building and watch the curtains open for the blue and green tree logo.

"It couldn't of gone better," city manager Julian Jackson said. "It was very exciting. We had a lot of support from the community. I couldn't be more pleased with the day."When the community saw the award-winning logo, everyone was happy about the colors and design, Jackson said.

The only problem is now there won't be anything new to show off, Jackson said."I think we're all out of things to unveil for awhile," he said with a laugh.

Peachtree Corner City Hall is located at 147 Technology Parkway in Suite 200.