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Friday, November 21, 2014
PRESS RELEASE

THE CITY OF JONESBORO
ANNOUNCES UNVEILING OF NEW ENHANCED
CITY WEBSITE

JONESBORO, GA – The City of Jonesboro, in an effort to increase transparency in government and to expand its effort to connect with residents, announces the release of its new revamped website. The new website is expected to be unveiled at the Christmas Tree Lighting Event on November 21, 2014.

The City of Jonesboro's official website will boast a fresh, new look and feel, improved navigation, and a functional mobile design, all of which are a part of the City's ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of information and resources. Today’s citizen browsing seeks an opportunity for quick access to information and the ability to find information on their own, 24-hours a day/365 days a year.

With the mission to better serve our citizens, the new City website will deliver online government services conveniently and efficiently, streamline business, and serve as the first and trusted source of information about the City. With a content management system, staff throughout the City will be able to update the webpage themselves, saving staff time and creating efficiencies. The city’s site also features more photos and videos throughout its pages. Navigational options featured on the new home page were selected based on hit and search data as well as topic timeliness.

It’s a new era in website design,” said City Clerk Ricky Clark. “I knew going into this effort that not only did our website need to have an updated look and allow for the use of interactive forms, it also needed to accommodate mobile web users. More and more people are accessing Internet content from mobile devices, leaving designs based on desktop screen widths a thing of the past. ”

Mayor Day commented, “This is just one of many efforts we are embarking upon as a City to broaden transparency. We hope that residents enjoy the ease of simple navigation.”

For additional information you may reach Ricky L. Clark, Jr., City Clerk at 770-478-3800.

PRESS RELEASE

THE CITY OF JONESBORO RECEIVES
GMA GMEBS LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE FUND
HEALTH PROMOTION & WELLNESS INCENTIVE GRANT

JONESBORO, GA – The City of Jonesboro has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to receive one of the Employee Health Promotion & Wellness Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of city employees and family members.

Awards are made to members of the GMA GMEBS Life and Health Insurance Fund, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, based on a city’s commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.

As part of the grant process, the city designated a Health Promotion Leader to develop a workplace health promotion action plan and to attend Local Government Risk Management Services’ (LGRMS) High Impact Health Promotion and Wellness training session.

Wellness programs have a demonstrated track record of improving employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale. The GMA offers wellness services to all member cities through LGRMS, a not-for-profit agency operated jointly with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

City Clerk Ricky L. Clark, Jr. said, “We are pleased that the GMA recognizes our interest in employee health and in managing health care costs. This grant will help us provide new programs to our staff and their families.” This is just one of many steps the City is taking to become more proactive to providing a healthier environment, noted Mr. Clark.

The GMA – GMEBS is available to all Georgia Municipal Association members. Currently, 153 cities, authorities, and regional commissions participate in the health plan. All cities, authorities, and regional commissions participating in the GMA – GMEBS are eligible to apply for the Health Promotion & Wellness Incentive Grants on an annual basis. The GMA is pleased to support the City of Jonesboro in this important endeavor.

Contact: Ricky L. Clark, Jr.
City Clerk
(770)478-3800

Holiday Tree Lighting

Holiday Tree Lighting

Mayor Joy Day

Welcome to the official website of the City of Jonesboro. The City of Jonesboro is located just 12 miles south of Atlanta and is the County seat of Clayton County.

Council meetings  - The City of Jonesboro Mayor and Council hold a Work Session  the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., and a Regular meeting on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Both meetings are held at the Jonesboro Police Department - 170 South Main Street. The public is invited to attend.  The City's newly formed Historic  Preservation Commission meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Jonesboro City Hall 124 North Avenue Jonesboro. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.  Contact Jonesboro City Hall at (770) 478-3800 for further information.

As indicated by a publication requirement issued under O.C.G.A.  13-10-91, the City of Jonesboro's Federal E.I.N. number is:  58-6000600.The City of Jonesboro participates in the E-Verify Program for Employment Verification.  The City's Company ID number is:  138302 effective 07/22/2008.

December 13th, 2010 the Mayor and Council adopted Ordinance 2010-005  "Permissible Hours for Outdoor Landscape Watering".  "Persons may irrigate outdoors daily for puposes of planting, growing, managing or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m."  All Ordinances are available for review at Jonesboro City Hall.


Georgia House Bill 397, Section (50-18-71) (b) (2) - mandates that the Local Authority publish the 'Authority's Record Custodian/Open Records Officer on it's website.  The Custodian for the City of Jonesboro, as mandated by the City's Charter is the City Clerk, Mr. Ricky Clark. Mr. Clark can be reached by email at: rclark@jonesboroga.com, or by phone at (770) 478-3800 or at: Jonesboro City Hall - 124 North Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30236

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