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City of Suwanee recognized by International City/County Management Association

SUWANEE — Mayor Jim Burnette announced Tuesday night during the Suwanee City Council meeting that the city is the recipient of three awards from the International City/County Management Association.

The city was recognized for excellence in code enforcement, city parks and the overall quality of city services during the ICMA’s annual conference in September in Boston.

“Suwanee was among the three highest rated communities among all eligible jurisdictions nationwide in each category,” Burnette said.

The awards are based on surveys of residents conducted in 2012.

“There are three different components to our performance measures,” said Jessica Roth, assistant to the city clerk. “Program one is the National Citizen Survey, which lets us know what our citizens feel about our performance. Then we also benchmark ourselves through the ICMA consortia for performance measures and then we just do our own internal data. So this helps us to gauge where we’re at.”

During Tuesday’s meeting the council voted unanimously to approve to appointment of Suzanne Holtkamp to the Public Arts Commission. Council members also voted unanimously to authorize city staff to submit a renewal application for the city’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. The current permit expires June 11, 2014.