Sustainable Norcross got a boost last week when they were called out for their efforts at the Civic League for Regional Atlanta’s What’s Right with the Region! dinner.
Chairperson Connie Weathers, who has led the efforts of the citizen-based commission, and other city officials were on hand to receive the Regional Excellence Award, which singles out individuals, organizations and initiatives that meet a need in the community, according to a release from the City of Norcross.
Just three regional movers and shakers were singled out: Former Fayette County Commission Chair Jack Smith and StoryCorps Atlanta were also applauded.
“This award…is exciting not only for me personally, but for everyone in Norcross who rolled up their sleeves to achieve a common goal,” she said in the release. “It’s exciting what we have achieved in reducing our community’s overall environmental impact. And there’s still more in the works!” she said.
Last year, Sustainable Norcross led the city’s successful effort to get the Green Communities Certification from the Atlanta Regional Commission at the silver level.
The 5-member citizen committee has hosted rain barrel making workshops, passed out flyers and monitored water quality in local streams, among other environmental efforts headed by tireless Weathers.