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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Alderman Van Johnson honored by King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation

Alderman Johnson

For Immediate Release
Date: September 21, 2017

During the 20th Annual King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Inc. Awards Gala on Saturday, September 16, City of Savannah Alderman Van R. Johnson, II was presented with the Reverend James M. Simms Public Servi...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2017

New fare-free shuttle routes to launch September 25

For Immediate Release
Date: September 20, 2017

A new, more convenient system of fare-free dot shuttles will launch in Savannah on September 25, connecting riders with popular destinations throughout downtown and reaching as far as Forsyth Park.

Tw...Read on...

Download the new shuttle map...
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Carver Village residents invited to History Round-up Day

For Immediate Release
Date: September 18, 2017

The City of Savannah invites all current and former residents of Carver Village to take part in an upcoming History Round-up Day to help document and preserve the unique history of this neighborhood. City...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Post-Irma Debris Removal, Trash Collection Plan

For Immediate Release
Date: September 14, 2017

The City of Savannah’s Sanitation Bureau has resumed normal operations. Today crews are back on their regular service routes, picking up residential refuse, yard waste and recycling materials.

On W...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2017

City of Savannah Hurricane Irma Response

For Immediate Release
Date: September 14, 2017

City of Savannah Hurricane Irma Response

OVERALL• Estimated that 15-20 percent of residents evacuated

WATER RESOURCES
• Stormwater crews pumped out just under one billion gallons of water from Sa...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: Council Work Session, Thursday, September 14

For Immediate Release
Date: September 13, 2017

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City Hall.

The AGENDA is as follows:

• Tropic...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Post-storm parking information

For Immediate Release
Date: September 13, 2017

On street parking will be free in the City of Savannah today, Wednesday, September 13, and regular operations will resume tomorrow, Thursday, September 14.

Residents who left a vehicle in a City garage...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2017

City crews respond to minor spills

For Immediate Release
Date: September 12, 2017

City of Savannah crews responded to three sewage spills on September 11, 2017, all due to effects from Hurricane Irma. The spills were classified as minor spills under State Environmental Protection Divis...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2017

City Council Meeting Continued Until Sept. 28

For Immediate Release
Date: September11, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the September 14, 2017 City Council meeting will be continued until September 28th. This is the result of the impact of Hurricane Irma.

For more information, contact Dyann...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2017

Residents asked to secure trash carts, collection halted

For Immediate Release
Date: September 8, 2017

The City of Savannah is asking residents to secure their sanitation carts for the duration of Hurricane Irma. Doing so will prevent carts and litter from causing property damage, and reduce unsanitary con...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2017

City to close non-emergency services at 2 p.m. today

For Immediate Release
Date: September 7, 2017

All City of Savannah non-emergency customer services will close at 2 p.m. today through Tuesday, Sept. 12, to allow City staff to begin preparing for and recovering from Hurricane Irma. This includes:

•...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Intersection of Stephenson and Waters closed

For Immediate Release
Date: September 6, 2017

The intersection of Stephenson Avenue and Waters Avenue is temporarily closed for emergency traffic signal repairs. The intersection is projected to remain closed until 7 p.m. today. Delays should be expe...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2017

City Selected for Digital Library Grant

For Immediate Release
Date: September 5, 2017

The City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives is among nine entities to receive a competitive grant awarded through a new program with the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG).

The digiti...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2017

Public invited to Alcohol Beverages Ordinance meetings

For Immediate Release
Date: September 5, 2017

The next series of public meetings to discuss possible revisions to the Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fa...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2017

September episode of City Span now on SGTV

For Immediate Release
Date: September 5, 2017

Savannah Government Television’s City Span just launched its September show. The magazine-style news show features stories in and about the City of Savannah.

This month’s show features an interview w...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2017

City planning to sell downtown buildings

Downtown Buildings

For Immediate Release
Date: August 31, 2017

The City of Savannah is preparing to sell two building in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District and developing a plan to relocate many City departments to improve efficiency and make better use of tax dollar...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Historic Savannah Foundation Donates to City Hall Restoration Planning

For Immediate Release
Date: August 31, 2017

This afternoon Savannah’s Mayor and Aldermen recognized the Historic Savannah Foundation for making a generous donation to assist in planning for the restoration of the interior of City Hall.

The Historic...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2017

City Council to Adopt Savannah Forward Strategic Plan

For Immediate Release
Date: August 31, 2017

This afternoon Savannah City Council will vote to adopt Savannah Forward, the City’s strategic plan. The top five priorities set by Council are Public Safety, Infrastructure, Neighborhood Revitalization, Ec...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Council Work Session Thursday, August 31

For Immediate Release
Date: August 30, 2017

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City Hall, prior to the regular scheduled City Council M...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2017

Savannah Impact Program 7th Annual Slam Dunk Hunger Drive now accepting donations

The Savannah Impact Program is gearing up for its 7th Annual Slam Dunk Hunger Basketball Game and Canned Food Drive. During this event, youth participating in Savannah Impact Program’s WorkSource Coastal program and Summer Impact Program will join forces ...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2017

Operation Clean Sweep moves to West Savannah Neighborhood

For Immediate Release
Date: August 22, 2017

The City of Savannah is joining forces with local residents and other organizations for a summer neighborhood cleanup in the West Savannah Neighborhood on Saturday, August 26, from 9 a.m. until noon. The eve...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2017

Crews removing damaged tree on Oglethorpe Avenue today

For Immediate Release
Date: August 22, 2017

All Care Tree company will be removing a Live Oak tree on W. Oglethorpe Ave. today beginning at 9 a.m.

On Thursday, August 3 the City sent a Notice of Violation to Dustcom Limited, Inc. On July 18 Dustcom...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2017

City seeks feedback on Alcohol Beverage Ordinance

For Immediate Release
Date: August 17, 2017

Over the next few months, the City will be working with the community to revisit possible revisions to the Alcohol Beverage Ordinance.

Key areas of focus include addressing concerns regarding bar card p...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Public invited to apply for boards, commissions and authorities

For Immediate Release
Date: August 16, 2017

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications beginning Thursday, August 17, 2017 through Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12 noon for appointment(s) and reappointment(s) to the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Public invited to West Bay streetscape meeting

For Immediate Release
Date: August 15, 2017

The City of Savannah is expanding the first phase of the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative to include West Bay Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Warner Street. All members of the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2017

2018 Cultural & Arts Investment Program application now available

The City is creating a strategic plan, titled Savannah Forward, to guide focus areas and resources. To align FY18 resources with the Savannah Forward initiative, the City is seeking proposals that position arts, cultural, and creative programs as catalyst...Read on...

Learn more...
Posted on: August 11, 2017

City Partners with Edgemere-Sackville to Launch Savannah Shines

Savannah Shines

For Immediate Release
Date: August 11, 2017

The City of Savannah launched a new program to help improve the quality of life for its citizens. Savannah Shines is a multifaceted, coordinated approach to neighborhood revitalization and will address four ...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2017

City of Savannah partners with Beach Institute on Lift Every Voice event

For Immediate Release
Date: August 7, 2017

The City of Savannah is partnering with the Beach Institute to take part in Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American Historic Sites Free Day. Eight Savannah cultural organizations and sites are collabora...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2017

City fines contractor for damaged tree

Damaged tree

For Immediate Release
Date: August 7, 2017

The City of Savannah is seeking to recover more than $37,000 in fines and restitution from a local contractor for fatally damaging a City-owned Live Oak tree.

On Thursday, August 3 the City sent a Notice o...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2017

New website helps improve neighborhood awareness

For Immediate Release
Date: August 3, 2017

Today the City of Savannah debuted a new Open Neighborhoods website, a searchable map of Savannah neighborhoods that citizens can use to learn more about neighborhood organizations, aldermanic districts, and ...Read on...

www.savannahga.gov/OpenNeighborhoods
Posted on: August 1, 2017

New Native Blooms exhibit open in City Hall rotunda

The Chicken Lady

For Immediate Release
Date: August 1, 2017

Local artist and City of Savannah employee Carol Lasell Miller will present an exhibition of original paintings entitled Native Blooms at the City Hall Rotunda from now through December 2017. The rotunda is o...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2017

City Increases Transparency Through New Website

For Immediate Release
Date: July 27, 2017

The City of Savannah has just launched a new capital improvement projects website which highlights more than 300 projects across the City. The name of the website is Savannah Under Construction.

Savannah ...Read on

Savannah Under Construction
Posted on: July 21, 2017

City Council votes to dissolve SCMPD

The Savannah City Council voted 8-0 today to send Chatham County a six-month notice of termination to dissolve the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, effective February 1, 2018. On that date, the City plans to begin operating a separate Sava...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2017

City now accepting Emergency Solutions Grant applications

2018 HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ONE-YEAR ACTION PLAN EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG) PROGRAM NOTICE OF FUNDING

The City of Savannah is accepting project applications under the Emergency Solutions Grant pursuant to the authority of the McKinney-V...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Public Invited to Millage Rate Hearings

For Immediate Release
Date: July 13, 2017

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah have tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 3.810 percent over the rollback millage rate. The 3.810 percent increa...Read on...

2017 Tax Digest and Five Year History
Posted on: July 10, 2017

City to host Small Business Opportunity Program outreach sessions

For Immediate Release
Date: July 10, 2017

The City of Savannah is developing a new Small Business Opportunity program to help small and disadvantaged companies thrive. The proposed Small Business Opportunity program aims to increase utilization of loc...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Arena-Canal District Tour Highlights Future Growth

Savannah Arena

For Immediate Release
Date: July 13, 2017

The City of Savannah continues to move forward with its plans to build a new Savannah Arena, which will be located just southwest of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District.

Today Mayor Eddie DeLoa...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2017

City asks for public’s help in creating World War I exhibit

For Immediate Release
Date: June 8, 2017

The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives is currently planning a World War I Centennial exhibit for 2018 to honor Savannahians’ role in the war. The City would like to include items from l...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2017

City to Begin Search for Arena Project Manager

For Immediate Release
Date: July 6, 2017

City Council on Thursday approved a contract with Barrett Sport Group, LLC to hire a Project Manager to oversee the design and construction of the planned new arena, to be funded with voter-approved Special Pur...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2017

Traffic shift on President Street to begin tomorrow, July 6

For Immediate Release
Date: July 5, 2017

Motorists traveling on President Street should be aware of a major planned traffic shift scheduled to begin tomorrow, July 6, after 9 a.m. The shift will occur on President St. between East Broad and the Truman...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2017

Savannah Youth Ambassadors painting homes

SYA

For Immediate Release
Date: June 28, 2017

Today dozens of Savannah Youth Ambassadors participated in a community project; painting two homes in need of repair.

The Ambassadors put a fresh coat of paint on homes located at 921 Googe St. in Carver Vi...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2017

Mayor Pro Tem Bell receives GMA Award

For Immediate Release
Date: June 27, 2017

Savannah Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn Bell received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention ...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2017

City of Savannah launches new ParkSavannah app

For Immediate Release
Date: June 21, 2017

The City of Savannah today introduced ParkSavannah, the latest way to pay for on-street metered parking. The new ParkSavannah app makes parking easy by allowing users to purchase parking with a debit or credit...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Local DBE/MWBE contractors invited to GDOT outreach event

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will host an outreach event for local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)/Minority-Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) contractors who are interested in learning more about working on major transportation p...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Public invited to Small Treasures exhibit opening

For Immediate Release
Date: June 21, 2017

In Savannah, surprises and treasures greet you around every corner including through our community’s many cultural heritage organizations, each one a treasure chest full of riches in the form of history, art a...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2017

City staff trained on equine health and safety

Equine safety class

For Immediate Release
Date: June 23, 2017

To continue to improve service for businesses, residents, and tourists, the City of Savannah Tourism Management and Ambassadorship Department recently completed training on equine health and safety issues. Dr....Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Study shows Savannah’s arts and culture industry generates $135.9 million in economic activity

For Immediate Release
Date: June 20, 2017

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $135,939,836 in annual economic activity in the greater Savannah area—supporting 4,548 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $14,711,000 in local and state ...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2017

City moves forward with arena plans

For Immediate Release
Date: June 8, 2017

City Council is poised today to take another major step toward the development of a new arena and build-out of the surrounding Canal District as it considers awarding a design contract for the construction of a...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE: Council Work Session

PUBLIC NOTICE
For Immediate ReleaseDate: June 7, 2017

Council Work Session

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Thursday, June 8, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City Hall...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2017

City Council Charts New Course for Savannah

For Immediate Release
Date: June 3, 2017

City Council on Saturday wrapped up a two-day Savannah Forward retreat by charting a new direction for our community through year 2025.

After wading through a large number of comments provided by hundreds of...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2017

City of Savannah produces water meter reading video for customers

For Immediate Release
Date: June 1, 2017

To help customers better understand and monitor their water consumption, the City of Savannah has created an instructional video which explains how to read a water meter and verify its accuracy. The video is av...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Savannah Impact Program to host summer beautification project kick-off in Tremont Park

For Immediate Release
Date: May 31, 2017

The Savannah Impact Program (SIP) - Summer Impact 2017 program invites the Tremont Park Neighborhood to the kick-off event for the program’s summer beautification project. Attendees will enjoy music, food, and...Read on...

Posted on: May 30, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Special Council Meeting Wednesday, May 31

For Immediate Release
Date: May 30, 2017

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Special Meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Savannah City Hall to consider t...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2017

City to hold Short-Term Vacation Rental stakeholder meetings

For Immediate Release
Date: May 25, 2017

To accommodate the needs of owners, residents, and the community at large, the City of Savannah is in the process of reviewing the Short-Term Vacation Rental (STVR) regulations.

By working closely with stake...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Magnolia Park Drainage Improvements Open House to be held June 6

The Chatham County Department of Engineering, in conjunction with the City of Savannah, will hold an Open House concerning the Magnolia Park Drainage Improvements on June 6, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bible Baptist Church Social Hall located at 470...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Savannah Making Blighted Businesses Pay

702 W. Oglethorpe Ave

For Immediate Release
Date: May 18, 2017

Savannah Making Blighted Businesses Pay

The City of Savannah won judgements on five local business that were not cleaning up trash on their property. On Monday, May 15, 2017 Recorders Court ruled in favor ...Read on...

Photos of locations
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Savannah Honored as ‘Playful City’ for Putting Kids First

For Immediate Release
Date: May 17, 2017

The City of Savannah is being honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the eighth consecutive year. National non-profit KaBOOM honors cities, towns and communities across America that are taking bo...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Great Savannah Cleanup moves to Bacon Park/Brookview/Skidaway Terrace Neighborhoods

For Immediate Release
Date: May 17, 2017

The City of Savannah is joining forces with local residents and other organizations for a neighborhood cleanup in the Bacon Park/Brookview/Skidaway Terrace Neighborhoods on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. until no...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2017

City accepting applications for the Volunteer Home Repair program

For Immediate Release
Date: May 15, 2017

The City of Savannah’s Housing Department is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Volunteer Home Repair program. This program provides possible grants, loans and home repairs to residents who meet spec...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2017

City adopts changes to Horse and Carriage Ordinance

For Immediate Release
Date: May 11, 2017

This afternoon Savannah City Council members voted 7-1 to approve revisions to the City’s Horse and Carriage Ordinance. The revisions are intended to regulate the horse-drawn carriage industry, prote...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Alderman Van R. Johnson II receives 2017 ACCG Civic and Community Engagement Advocate Award

CivicCommEngagement_VanJohnsonII.jpg

For Immediate Release
Date: May 11, 2017

ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recently awarded Savannah Alderman Van R. Johnson II (District 1) with the 2017 Civic and Community Engagement Advocate of the Year Award. Each year, ACCG uses its Awards and...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Council Work Session Thursday, May 11

For Immediate Release
Date: May 10, 2017

Notice is hereby given that there will be a Council Work Session on Thursday, May 11, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Media Room, on the second floor of City Hall, prior to the regular scheduled City Counc...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2017

City receives grant to preserve rare audio recordings from the W. W. Law Collection

For Immediate Release
Date: May 1, 2017

The City of Savannah Research Library & Municipal Archives has received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (www.clir.org) from their Recordings at Risk grant program (www.clir.org/...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2017

City of Savannah announces launch of Savannah Forward

For Immediate Release
Date: April 25, 2017

Mayor Eddie DeLoach, members of City Council and City Manager Rob Hernandez announced the launch of Savannah Forward today, the City of Savannah’s strategic planning process. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Moses Jackson Advancement Center to host May 10 Job Fair

Job seekers: Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 for the Goodwill Employment Solutions Job Fair. The event will be held at the Moses Jackson Advancement Center, 1410-B Richards Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Various companies are seeking qu...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Public invited to apply for Boards, Commissions, and Authorities

For Immediate Release
Date: April 19, 2017

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications for the Boards, Commissions, and Authorities listed below beginning Friday, April 21, 2017 through Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12 p.m. ...Read on...

Application and more info...
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Rising 8th graders: Apply now to Savannah Youth Council

Savannah Youth Council: Apply Now

Learn and actively participate in our local government, work together on group projects, demonstrate leadership and participate in community service activities. Deadline to apply is May 8th, 2017.

For more informati...Read on...

Download the Application...
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Registration now open for Citizens' Academy

The City of Savannah Citizens' Academy is an 8-session program intended to immerse residents into the workings of their City government. The academy includes on-site visits, presentations by key City officials, and other hands-on activities.

Interested...Read on...

Complete an application...
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Residents invited to take survey on Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan

The City of Savannah’s Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan addresses the City’s housing, homelessness, and non-housing community development needs for the five-year period 2018-2022.

Your input on the Community Needs Survey will provid...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2017

City launches online utility bill payment

For Immediate Release
Date: April 6, 2017

The City of Savannah is now offering online credit card payment for City-issued utility bills. Customers can access the online payment portal at www.savannahga.gov/utilitypay.

Customers currently receive o...Read on...

www.savannahga.gov/utilitypay
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Public invited to opening of new W. W. Law music exhibit

For Immediate Release
Date: April 4, 2017

The City of Savannah is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibit “Law & Music: Discovering Music through the W. W. Law Collection,” on display now through January 2018 at the Beach Institute Afri...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2017

City receives federal funding for Hurricane Matthew debris removal

For Immediate Release
Date: April 3, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it will award the City of Savannah $9.2 million for debris removal resulting from Hurricane Matthew.

The announcement comes after rig...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Summer 500 applications now being accepted

For Immediate Release
Date: February 14, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 500 internship program. The program makes summer i...Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2016

City announces January 15 storm debris set-out deadline

For Immediate Release
Date: December 28, 2016

The City of Savannah announced that the deadline to set-out storm debris from Hurricane Matthew will be January 15, 2017 for residents living within City of Savannah limits.

City residents must have st...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2017

Film permitting fees to go into effect March 13

Beginning March 13, 2017, the City of Savannah will begin charging fees for film permitting to offset the administrative costs associated with the issuance of permits. Below is a breakdown of fees for 2017:

1. Student Permit - $25 per permit – Any pr...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2017

City of Savannah to kick-off Great Savannah Cleanup March 4

For Immediate Release
Date: February 28, 2017

This spring the City of Savannah and Keep Savannah Beautiful stand ready to help residents organize cleanup and beautification projects in their neighborhoods as part of the Great Savannah Cleanup, which k...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2017

District 2 residents invited to Ask an Alderman

For Immediate Release
Date: February 28, 2017

WHAT: District 2 “Ask an Alderman” event.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 6.

WHERE: Waters Avenue Shopping Plaza Community Room, 2005 Waters Avenue.

WHO: The event will be hosted ...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2017

Good Neighbor Award Nominations Due Thursday, February 16

For Immediate Release
Date: January 26, 2017

The City of Savannah is gearing up for the Spring 2017 Good Neighbor Award in which residents nominate their neighbors for improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The Good Neighbor Award reco...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Citizens invited to attend First Tuesday Tour at City Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 31, 2017

Residents and visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at Savannah City Hall, and view special exhibits highlighting chapters of Savannah’s history, during the next First Tuesday Tour of City Hall which is...Read on...

Posted on: January 3, 2017

CITY OF SAVANNAH FAIR HOUSING STUDY Draft Available for Public Review and Comment

A draft of the City of Savannah’s Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) is available for public review and comment from December 30, 2016 to January 30, 2017. The document may be downloaded from the project website (www.SavannahAFH.com) or viewed in the offi...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Traffic shift on President Street to begin tomorrow, Dec. 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 14, 2016

Motorists traveling on President Street should be aware of a major planned traffic shift scheduled to begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 15. The shift will occur on President St. between East Broad and the...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2016

Residents of Carver Village invited to share history with the City of Savannah

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: December 7, 2016

The City of Savannah’s Research Library & Municipal Archives will be hosting “Carver Village History Round-Up Days,” a series of history collecting sessions aimed at documenting...

Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Mayor Jackson portrait unveiling

Former Mayor Edna Jackson was present in City Council today for the official unveiling of her portrait in the hall of mayors in Savannah City Hall.  View photos from the unveilingRead on...
Posted on: December 2, 2016

YouthBuild Savannah now accepting applications

The YouthBuild Savannah Program is a comprehensive youth and community development program which promotes affordable housing.  We are looking for eligible young men and women, ages 16 – 24 years old will spend nine (9) months partici...

Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2016

Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade Wednesday

For Immediate ReleaseDate: December 5, 2016

Mayors from across southeast Georgia will join forces in Savannah to provide a brighter holiday for those in need at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, as part of the 58th annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. ...Read on...
Posted on: December 2, 2016

Revenue Department to host educational sessions on revised Alcohol Ordinance

The City of Savannah Revenue Department will hold two educational sessions for the revised 2017 Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance.

When: December 6, 2016 and December 7, 2016 Location: Savannah Civic Center, Musgrove Room on the 2nd Floor. Time:   ...Read on...
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Project DeRenne Town Hall scheduled for Dec. 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: December 1, 2016

The City of Savannah and District 5 Alderwoman Dr. Estella Shabazz, along with GDOT and consultant Kimley-Horn, will host a town hall meeting on the status of Project DeRenne, the City project to improve DeRenne...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Residents invited to attend informational session on Brownfield Grant application

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: November 30, 2016

Residents are invited to attend an upcoming drop-in informational session on the City of Savannah’s application for a U.S. EPA Brownfield Grant focused on properties within the MLK/Montgomery St. corr...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

City of Savannah to hold Downtown Streetscape Initiative community meeting December 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: November 29, 2016

The City of Savannah is launching the first phase of the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Initiative, which includes improvements for Broughton Street, Bay Street, and River Street.  All members of the...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Remembering George K. Gannam, 75 Years After Pearl Harbor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: November 29, 2016

At the November 22th City Council meeting, Mayor Eddie Wayne DeLoach proclaimed December 7, 2016 as “George K. Gannam Day” in the City of Savannah in honor of the sacrifices of Staff Sergean...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE City Council 2017 Budget Retreat

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will hold the 2017 Budget Retreat Wednesday, November 30, 2016 beginning at 8:30 a.m., and Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until the end of the agenda in the O’...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2016

First properties cited under new blight ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: November 17, 2016

The City of Savannah Property Maintenance Department will send out 64 letters this week to property owners in Savannah whose properties meet the definition of chronically blighted under the Community Redev...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Survey work to begin on Downtown Streetscape Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 4, 2016 Beginning next week, surveyors will be present on Broughton Street, Bay Street, and River Street to begin work for the Downtown Streetscape Initiative. The survey field work is expected to take about 60 days. ...Read on...
Posted on: November 1, 2016

City Research Library and Municipal Archives presented with Award for Excellence

cluskey.jpg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: November 1, 2016 Chancellor Henry M. Huckaby and Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) Chair P. Toby Graham presented the City of Savannah Research Library and Municipal Archives, the Georgia Southern University ...Read on...
Posted on: October 27, 2016

Citizens invited to attend First Tuesday Tour at City Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 27, 2016 Residents and visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at Savannah City Hall, and view special exhibits highlighting chapters of Savannah’s history, during the next First Tuesday Tour of City Hall wh...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Entrepreneurial Center to host Hurricane Matthew Business Recovery Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 26, 2016 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the opening of a Business Recovery Center in the City of Savannah Entrepreneurial Center to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 4 ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Residents encouraged to participate in housing study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 25, 2016 The City of Savannah’s Community Planning and Development Department is beginning development of an Assessment of Fair Housing that will identify patterns of integration and segregation; racially an...Read on...
Posted on: October 25, 2016

City, County launch municipal broadband survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 24, 2016 The City of Savannah, in collaboration with Chatham County, has begun the development of a Broadband Fiber-Optic Feasibility Study. The purpose of this study is to examine how we are currently served with broa...Read on...
Posted on: October 20, 2016

City recycling to resume next week

For Immediate Release
Date: October 20, 2016

City of Savannah recycling will resume the regular pick-up schedule beginning next week.

The Sanitation schedules for each pick-up day can be found at www.savannahga.gov/sanitationschedules.

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Local employers invited to Economic/Workforce Networking Event

For Immediate Release
Date: October 20, 2016

Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition, Chatham County, City of Savannah and other local economic and workforce development partners are hosting an Economic/Workforce networking event on Thursday November 3,...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2016

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents in Georgia Affected by Hurricane Matthew

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Georgia affected by Hurricane Matthew that occurred on Oct. 4 –15...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Savannah Recovers to assist those recovering from hurricane

For Immediate Release
Date: October 17, 2016

The City of Savannah is asking all businesses, non-profits, social service providers and faith-based organizations who are assisting in the Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts to register with a new disas...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

City information for homeowners who sustained storm damage

For Immediate Release
Date: October 13, 2016

The City of Savannah Development Services office would like residents dealing with storm damage to their homes to know that no permit is needed for minor repairs such as the following:

  • Replacement of dama...
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Posted on: October 9, 2016

City issues waste removal guidelines

For Immediate Release
Date: October 9, 2016

The City of Savannah has released the following temporary changes and guidelines for City Sanitation services:· There will be no garbage collection this Monday; services will resume on Tuesday on a...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2016

Generator and Heater Safety Information from Savannah Fire

For Immediate Release
Date: 10/10/16

Utility crews are working non-stop to restore electrical services to all areas of the city. But with power still out in many areas, it is important to remember some safety guidelines when using generators at your...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Mayor signs Declaration of Local Emergency

For Immediate Release
Date: October 6, 2016

Mayor Eddie DeLoach signed a “Declaration of Local Emergency” this afternoon, triggering the local emergency operations plan and allowing the Mayor to restrict travel and loitering to protect the public and ...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Statement from Mayor DeLoach on Hurricane Matthew

Mayor Eddie DeLoach stood with emergency planners at a news conference in the City’s Emergency Coordination Center today to address the public about Hurricane Matthew. Below is the text of his remarks:

Hurricane Matthew is a dangerous, deadly storm get...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

City of Savannah prepares for Hurricane Matthew

For Immediate Release
Date: October 5, 2016

The City of Savannah moved to OPCON 3 on Wednesday, and made preparations across all operations in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew.

At this time, all City offices and services will remain open and ope...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Residents presented with Good Neighbor Award

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For Immediate Release
Date: September 29, 2016

Three Savannah residents who strive to improve their communities and serve those in need were presented with Good Neighbor Awards today by City Council.

The winners, announced during the regular City ...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Changes to Bay Street set to begin September 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 7, 2016

From September 11 through October 9, several changes will take place on Bay Street from East Broad to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. as part of a pilot program to test certain measures in an effort to impro...Read on...


Cultural Affairs

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

(the other side of the) Worlds Collide drawings by Rob Hessler

The cultural arts exhibition, (the other side of the) Worlds Collide which will be on display from September 8 -29, has rescheduled the opening reception and panel discussion to September 22 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Hessler describes his works featured in...Read on...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Rodin: The Human Experience - Opens September 1st at Telfair Museums

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) on November 17,2017, Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center presents Rodin: The Human Experience/Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, a selection of...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Telfair Museum of Art presents - Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern

Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern, on view September 22 at Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, is a multimedia exhibition that challenges reality, questions authenticity, and ignites discussions about the power of museums to bestow objects with...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Telfair Museums Presents I’m Trying To Tell You

As part of Telfair Museums’ ongoing #art912 initiative to increase the visibility and promote the vitality of artists in Savannah, I’m Trying To Tell You, an exhibition of works by artist Maggie Mullin O’Hara, will be on view at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Ce...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Hattie Saussy: Rediscovery of an Artist at the Telfair Museum of Art- Opens June 30

Telfair Museums will present Hattie Saussy: Rediscovery of an Artist, the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in over 30 years, at the Telfair Academy from June 30-September 24, 2017.

Hattie Saussy distinguished herself as a great American ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Department of Cultural Affairs seeks applications for Weave-A-Dream

The City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs Weave-A-Dream Panel has issued a call for proposals for the 2017 Weave-A-Dream program. The Weave-A-Dream program invests in specific, innovative youth projects that focus on active learning.

The Cultural Affai...Read on...

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Moses Jackson Advancement Center

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Start Your Own Business

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Start Your Own Business!
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm
Moses Jackson Advancement Center 1410-B Richards Street, Savannah, GA 31415

Come and find out if… “Starting Your Own Business” is for you! Seating is Lim...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

GED Registration

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GED Classes!

Register here!
Moses Jackson Advancement Center1410-B Richards Street
Thursday, October 12th, 2017Must arrive by 9:00 a.m. no later than 9:30 a.m.

Call (912) 525-2166 or stop by 1410-B Richards Street for eligi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Hospitality Certification Program

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Get your recognized Certification through the Hotel & Lodging Institute and start your Career in Hospitality!

Choose a certification emphasis on becoming a:
Guest Services Professional - Front Desk Representative -Guest Room Attendant - Mainte...Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

FREE Health Screenings

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Mercer University School of Medicine

to host…

Free Health Screenings

• Blood Pressure
• Blood Glucose• BMI
• Nutritional Counseling• Referral Services to Curtis Cooper Health Clinic
Where: Moses Jackson Advancement Center ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Zumba!

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The Moses Jackson Advancement Center
Offers FREE Adult Fitness Classesto Eligible Applicants!
Tuesdays and Thursdays4:15pm to 5:15pm
The Center is located at 1410-B Richards StreetPlease call (912) 525-2166 for eligibility and more information! ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

Resumè Assistance

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HELP...I need a Resumè!!

Get one on one assistance with creating a resumè or updating your existing one.
Call or stop by to schedule and appointment!

For eligibility and more information, call (912) 525-2166or stop by 1410 B Richards Street.Read on...