TUCKER, Ga. (July 26, 2018) – Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded Qualified Local Government (QLG) status to the City of Tucker. In a letter dated July 24, DCA Office of Planning Director Brian Johnson congratulated the City on completing its first Comprehensive Plan, calling the feat an “impressive achievement”.
Tucker, in cooperation with consulting firm The Collaborative, embarked on its Comprehensive Plan process in the fall of 2016 dubbing it “Tucker Tomorrow”. They went through the necessary steps of gathering resident and stakeholder input, conducting public meetings and having the plan reviewed and approved by DCA and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Tucker’s Mayor and City Council voted unanimously to adopt the plan in spring of 2018.
“This QLG designation is huge for us,” says Tucker’s Community and Economic Development Director John McHenry. “Not only does this recognize the hard work of our staff and consultants throughout the Comprehensive Plan process, but being a QLG puts Tucker in play for more state grants, which means more opportunities for continued smart growth.”
Tucker became an incorporated city in 2016, following a November 2015 referendum. The City is now home to more than 35,000 people.