After 29 years serving the citizens of Alpharetta, Arthur Letchas will step down as Mayor on Dec. 31. On Monday, Dec. 19, city residents and city hall staff gathered for a reception in his honor. Letchas spent about the same amount of time in public education, working in the Fulton County School System. A mini-bio posted on Johns Creek High School Gladiators football site shows some of his accomplishments over that time.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Alpharetta will start the night by saying goodbye to long-time mayor and council member Arthur Letchas, and council members Jim Paine and Cheryl Oakes.
Alpharetta City Council will consider on Monday, Dec. 19 if there is a compelling reason to let Amana Academy to relocate its school into a property within the Windward Master Plan area, something not currently allowed. If you want to get a seat for Monday's hearing, you'd better get to City Hall pretty early, at least by 6 p.m. An overflow crowd is expected and since the city fire marshal has set a limit on how many people can occupy council chambers, rules have been adopted. Fortunately the weather is rather mild, according to WeatherBug's forecast. The temperature is expected to be 53 degrees at 6 p.m. That's when the city will start issuing tickets on a first come, first served basis for the Amana Academy hearing. Those coming to the …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The groceries purchased during the Mayor's Grocery Showdown showed the local impact of tourism and benefited North Fulton Community Charities.
Even though Roswell Mayor Jere Wood technically beat out Alpharetta Mayor Arthur Letchas during the first annual Mayor's Grocery Showdown, the real winner was North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), which received more than $1,000 in donated groceries as a result of the event. "The real winner is North Fulton Community Charities," said Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau President Janet Rodgers, at the end of the event. To show the impact of tourism on the local economy, the Roswell and Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureaus challenged the mayors to purchase exactly $498 worth of groceries to emphasize the figure the tourism industry saves each Georgia household. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s latest …