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Community Sustainability Initiatives

Corporate America’s commitment to sustainability has become a leading driver in decisions to make investment in current locations or selecting a new location. Cherokee County recognizes the link between sustainability and economic development. Sustainable activities, such as use of LED lighting and construction of energy-efficient buildings, has resulted in cost savings to city and county government authorities, as well as exposed residents to the abundant sustainability initiatives occurring throughout the county.

  • Allcounty-owned buildings 5,000 sq. ft. or larger are LEED certified
  • Expedited Permittingfor special projects
  • 17,600acres of protected greenspace
  • Top Green School SystemCherokee County
  • Opportunity Zone Tax Creditsfor revitalization in the Urban Redevelopment Plan for Southwest Cherokee County
  • 22 · 34Public Parks · Miles of Trails
  • 50% of Cherokee Countyis still undeveloped
  • Award-Winning Water Qualityinspired companies like Reformation Brewery to make Cherokee home

Community Projects and Initiatives

The City of Canton’s First Friday Events and Farmers Markets. Read More

Connect with the community and see why Money Magazine named Woodstock as one of the Top 50 Best Places to Live. Read More

Learn more about SORBA Woodstock – The local chapter of The International Mountain Biking Association/The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. Read More

Holly Springs has been selected as one of Georgia’s Downtown Renaissance Fellows Program participants. Read More

Find out more about the City of Ball Grounds Botanical Gardens and Main Street revitalization projects. Read More

Located in Waleska, Reinhardt University has many ongoing sustainability initiatives. Read More

Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency Food Truck Fridays. Read More

Latest News

Workforce Magazine Announces Cherokee County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners as 2018 Optimas Award Winner

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From Freelancer to Managing Partner—David Leggett Shares His Journey 

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Atlanta Regional Commission Green Communities

In 2010, Cherokee County was one of the first communities to be certified under the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Program. The county reaffirmed its commitment to being green in 2014 when it recertified as a Green Community at the Bronze level. Additionally, the City of Woodstock reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability receiving the Gold Level designation through the Green Communities programs.