Cities Receive 2019 Live, Work, Play City Awards

February 11, 2019

O n Jan. 27, nine cities re­ceived a 2019 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by GMA, in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine, during GMA’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.

These cities were divided into three population catego­ries—small (population un­der 4,999), Medium (5,000- 24,999) and Large (more than 25,000)—and will be featured in the February 2019 issue of Georgia Trend.
Recipients of the 2019 Live, Work, Play Cities Award:
Small City Category
  • Avondale Estates
  • Senoia
Medium City Category
  • Carrollton
  • Tifton
  • Toccoa
Large City Category
  • Canton
  • Duluth
  • Lawrenceville
  • Valdosta
Though each city provides dif­ferent services, contest judges praised the winning cities for their success in advancing job creation, housing offerings, and recreational amenities. Judges for the 2019 Live, Work, Play Cities Award represented Georgia Power’s office of Com­munity & Economic Impact, the Department of Community Affairs, the University of Geor­gia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Georgia Council for the Arts.

“These nine cities truly em­body well-rounded communi­ties that benefit residents and businesses alike,” said GMA Ex­ecutive Director Larry Hanson. “They also serve as examples for local governments across Georgia. Officials in these cities have demonstrated advanced problem-solving, exceptional management and teamwork to increase the overall quality of life for all residents. GMA is honored to serve all of our member cities and especially proud of these award recipi­ents.”

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