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2012 EDITION Johns Creek: Setting the highest standards

I want first to thank Appen Newspapers for the opportunity every year to greet citizens, businesses and visitors in the Johns Creek and surrounding areas through the Answer Book. It is a great resource for all of us to have around the house or office, and an excellent resource for

those here for a quick visit or a long-term stay.

Johns Creek was born of the idea that if you set the highest standards, excellence will naturally follow. As we enter our sixth year of cityhood, we have strived to do just that. It seems to be working, as just last year we were named

one of the top cities to live in the American Southeast by “Business Journals.” Let me tell you why. First and foremost, we are the proud home to some of the finest schools in the Southeast. Our recently opened, state- of-the art Johns Creek High School is already making its

mark academically, naming

13 National Merit Scholarship finalists in just its third year of operation. National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Chattahoochee High School, celebrated its 20th year this past spring and continues its march toward becoming one of the top-ranked schools in the nation. Northview High School is a three-time recipient of the Governor’s Cup and this year received a gold medal ranking from “U.S. News and World Report.” We are fortunate to enjoy abundant recreational possibilities, including 21 miles of trails and three parks, as well as the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area lies along our eastern border, offering ample opportunity for fishing, boating or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the river. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy several top-tier private and public


and those looking to settle in can find three highly-ranked golf communities within our borders. And if you are an avid boater, we sit about 20 miles south of Lake Lanier.

Our cultural arts scene continues to thrive. The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, Performing Arts North, North Atlanta Dance Theatre and Johns Creek Arts Center all continually have something happening to interest the arts connoisseur.

Our economic outlook remains positive with small business openings on the rise, balanced by our largest


employers, Emory Johns Creek

Hospital, Alcon,

Macy’s Integrated Systems, World Financial Group and State Farm Insurance. We sit happily on the north side of metropolitan Atlanta, home to 12 Fortune 500 headquarters and over 2,100 international companies.

In Johns Creek, local government prides itself on its core values of responsiveness, transparency

and fiscal

responsibility. We operate on one of the lowest millage rates in metro Atlanta. We believe that citizen input should inform our policies and our strategies and offer numerous opportunities for citizens to become involved with their leaders.

And so, it is an honor as mayor of Johns Creek to say welcome, and invite you to enjoy all our city has to offer.

Respectfully, Mike Bodker

8 ANSWER BOOK™ | 2012 Edition | Appen Newspapers, Inc.

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