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Director of Economic Development Hired

The Athens City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Joan Ahlers as Director of Economic Development Monday night. She is pictured above (from left to right) with Will Traxson (EDC Board President), Elizabeth Borstad (City Manager), Joan Ahlers (EDC Director),

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Civic and Aquatic Center (Cain Center) Update

We continue to move forward on the Cain Center project.Monday, the City Council approved hiring Berry and Clay as the Construction Manager-at-Risk for the City of Athens Civic and Aquatic Center (Cain Center) renovations.A committee that included city staff, the

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Cain Center Update

Plenty of contractors are interested in working on the Cain Center project!Thursday afternoon, the City held a mandatory pre-proposal meeting with potential contractors at the Cain Center. The meeting included myself, the city manager and the architects along with 10

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Updating the Master Plan

Last week in our City Council meeting, we voted to update the City's master plan. This hasn't been done since 1999, so it is time.The company we picked to help us with the master plan is Norris Design, which has

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City of Athens Issues Fiscal Year 2020 Tourism Development Grant

The City of Athens is now accepting applications from local organizations seeking project funding to promote tourism and attract overnight visitors to AthensATHENS - The City of Athens is now accepting applications for the Tourism Development Grant for the upcoming