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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Enter the City's Holiday Spirit Awards

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Celebrate the holiday season by entering your decorated home or business in one of the following Holiday Spirit Awards categories:
  • Business Award: The most creative, original display of holiday cheer by a business.
  • Sparkle & Pizzazz: Homes with the most...
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News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Avondale Estates Named Best Small Town Beer Scene

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For the second year in a row, Avondale Estates has been named the Best Small Town Beer Scene in the U.S. A panel of experts partnered with USA Today's 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by...
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News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Town Green Receives Regional Excellence Award

City leadership and partners pictures with 2022 ARC Regional Excellence Great Places Award

The City of Avondale Estates and the Avondale Estates Downtown Development Authority received the 2022 Regional Excellence Award in the Great Places category for the Town Green project from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) ...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Commissioner Chat Thursday Evening

Commissioners Shortell's and Merriam's nameplates sitting on the desks of the city commission

Visit with Commissioners Merriam and Shortell to ask questions and share your input. The discussion will center around capital project updates and the Comprehensive Plan work program for 2021-2025. The event will be at City Hall on Thu., Nov. 3 from 6:30-...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Halloween 2022 Traffic Plan

One way street closures and barricades illustrated on a map of the Avondale Estates' neighborhood

The City of Avondale Estates welcomes residents and visitors for Halloween on October 31, 2022. To keep everyone safe, the city’s police department has developed the following traffic plan:

 Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the following roads wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2022

The Return of Avondale Ale Dales

three japanese monsters battle over a tudor village, The Return of Avondale Ale Days Oct. 21-23

Join us on the 'Dale Ale Trail this weekend to celebrate the Return of Avondale Ale Days. Enjoy live music, food and local craft beers along the ‘Dale Ale Trail at Little Cottage Brewery, The Lost Druid Brewery, My Parents' Bas...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Pumpkin Patch at the Town Green

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Traditions Trees Pumpkin Truck will be at the Market Pavilion of the Town Green Saturday, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 from 3-6 p.m. They will have a huge variety of pumpkins and gourds, hay bales, cornstalks, a kids pumpkin painting station, and a "Pumpkin Wa...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

City Welcomes New Deputy Chief of Police

Police Chief Harry Hess congratulates Deputy Chief Anthony Cappuccio at his swearing in ceremony.

Please help the City welcome Deputy Chief Anthony Cappuccio to the Avondale Estates Police Department. Cappuccio was sworn into service on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Cappuccio served four years in the United States Marines Corps and is an Iraq wartime veteran. Af...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Take the Covington Highway Corridor Planning Survey

Take the Survey for Covington Highway Corridor Planning

As the City plans for the eventual evolution of Covington Highway, residents, businesses and community members are invited to participate in a survey to provide feedback on the future of the corridor. Weigh in on the long-term plans to address multi-modal...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

9/11 Remembrance

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The City of Avondale Estates will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, September 11 at the Dewey C. Brown Plaza. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include a ringing of the bell at 8:45 a.m. to mark the time the first tower was hit.

On th...

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Coffee with a Cop August 17

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Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation on the patio of Banjo Coffee. Enjoy a coffee courtesy of Travis Gilday State Farm (while supplies last).

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Capital Projects Open House

Join us for an Open House Tuesday, Aug. 16., 5-7 p.m. at City Hall re: Lardeo Dr. and Capital Projec

Join City staff and representatives from Pond Engineering at an open house to review concept designs for road improvements to Laredo Drive. The City seeks to make the road more pedestrian-friendly and to connect to the PATH Foundation's Stone Mountain Tra...
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Calendar Event News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Capital Projects Updates

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Here’s a brief recap provided to the Board of Mayor and Commissioners on July 27, 2022 regarding the City’s current capital projects:

Town Green Construction: The final items on the Town Green’s construction punch list are sch...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

July 4th Fireworks with the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra

4th of July with the DeKalb Symphony orchestra with fireworks

Bring your blankets and chairs to the Town Green for a fun and festive Fourth. The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra lead by guest conductor Tamara Dworetz will perform at the Town Green for the 4th of July celebration. The concert kicks off at ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

City Closed in Observance of Juneteenth

Juneteenth 19, 1865 Remember, reflect and celebrate freedom. Look back. Move forward.

City Hall will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, a state and federal holiday. No sanitation pick up will occur on Monday, June 20. Sanitation routes will resume on Tuesday, June 21.

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News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Community Open House

Join us for an Open House Tue. May 24 5-7 p.m. at Oak House 2855 Washington St.

Join City Manager Patrick Bryant, Assistant City Manager Shannon Powell and other City staff to provide feedback on the new Covington Highway study and learn about the status of current city projects including:
  • the Covington Highway study,
  • the U.S. 278/Nort...
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News Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Statement Regarding Proposed Developments Around the Town Green

Town Green Marketplace rendering as seen from the Town Green Park

To our Avondale Estates community:  

“If you build it, they will come.” The phrase made popular in the movie “Field of Dreams” is as true today in Avondale Estates as it was in an Iowa cornfield in 1989. Cit...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Community Enjoys the Town Green at the State of the City

The Board of Mayor and Commissioners pictured at the 2022 State of the City at the Town Green.

The community joined Mayor Jonathan Elmore and the city commissioners to get a sneak peak of the Town Green at the 2022 State of the City address Thursday, April 21.

Mayor Elmore discussed upcoming development projects, the financial state of the city, as ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

CIty Names Next Chief of Police

Harry Hess

The City of Avondale Estates has named Harry Hess as the next chief of police. Hess will take over the leadership role of the city’s police department on April 26, 2022.

“Harry Hess not only brings a wealth of experien...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Abelia Hedge Community Workday Rescheduled to Sat., March 26

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Due to inclement weather, the City is rescheduling the Abelia Hedge Community Workday two weeks. Join the city and Gardeners for the Common Good on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a community workday to remove the ivy, honeysuckle and briars th...
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News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

City Welcomes New Capital Projects Director

Kristen Moretz

Kristin Moretz, CESSWI, joined the City of Avondale Estates as the the new Capital Projects Construction and Maintenance Director April 13, 2022. She recently worked for the environmental compliance and consulting company Path Light Professionals where sh...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Quick Takeaways from the BOMC

City Hall sign on the front of City Hall in the Tudor Village

Here are a few quick take-aways from the Board of Mayor and Commissioners (BOMC) Feb. 23 meetings:

City Resumes Normal Operations

The BOMC repealed the resolution that imposed restrictions on city operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A ...
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News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Happy Presidents' Day

Happy Presidents Day from the City of Avondale Estates

The City is fully operating Monday, Feb. 21 while recognizing Presidents' Day, a federal holiday celebrating George Washington’s birthday and honoring all the United States presidents who served in office. 

February operating pr...
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News Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Tree Planting for Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day illustration with dogwood blossoms

In collaboration with the Avondale Estates Garden Club (AEGC), the City will celebrate Georgia's Arbor Day on Friday, Feb. 18 by planting a a native American flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) at 30 Lakeshore Dr. An approved tree on the City&...
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News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Pick Up Plastic Film Recycling Container Feb. 1, 1-5 p.m.

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The next plastic film recycling day is this Wed., Feb. 2. 

Though City Hall remains closed, City staff will be available from 1-5 p.m. on Tue., Feb. 1 to distribute plastic film recycling receptacles for those who wish to participate in the pilot ...
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News Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Plans to Return to Normal Operations Feb. 14

City of Avondale Estates sign on back entrance to City Hall

The City plans to return to City Hall on Feb. 14. Until then, the City will continue with the following changes in operating procedures:

  • Public, in-person attendance at all meetings is suspended and City Hall is closed to the public.
  • Check the Municipal Cou...
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News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

City Extends Temporary Changes through January

Temporary Changes Continue

To maintain the health and safety of staff, the City will continue with temporary changes in operations through the end of January.

  • Public, in-person attendance at all meetings is suspended, and City Hall is closed to the public. 
  • The Municipal Cou...
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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City Extends Temporary Changes in Operations

In order to reduce transmission and maintain the health and safety of staff, the City will continue implementing the following temporary changes in operating procedures:

  • Public, in-person attendance at all meetings is suspended and City Hall is cl...
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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City Closed in Observance of MLK, Jr. Day

Reflect, learn, serve. MLK Jr. Day

Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others? - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the 36th anniversary of the King holiday, we honor the legacy of Dr. King, and reflect upon what we can do individually and tog...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Updates to Sanitation and Yard Waste Collection

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The following temporary operating changes have been implemented for sanitation and yard waste collection.

  • The City is suspending back door sanitation collection. All residents and businesses are asked to move garbage containers to the curb on scheduled san...
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News Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

City Hall Closed and Staff Moving to Remote Work

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To mitigate exposure to the omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus to residents, staff and others, City Hall will be closed to the public and staff will work remotely Dec. 30 through Jan. 14. Additionally, the following operating procedures have been imple...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Early January Court Dates Rescheduled for March

Municipal Court Services Are Currently On Hold

Due to the increasing numbers of positive cases of Covid-19 within the City of Avondale Estates and the State of Georgia, the Avondale Estates Municipal Court will not be in session for the first two weeks of January 2022.We have rescheduled early January...

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Court Services Website News Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

City Hall Hours This Week

New Year

City Hall will be open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tue., Dec. 28 - Thu. Dec. 30. City Hall will be closed in observance of New Year's on Fri., Dec. 31. Have a safe and happy new year!

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News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2021

City Hall Closed in Response to Covid-19

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We received news that one of our employees tested positive for COVID-19. City Hall will be closed until further notice. During the temporary closure, staff will continue to work remotely. The Board of Mayor and Commissioners regular meeting will still be ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2021

You're the Judge - Vote for Holiday Spirit Awards

Let's Vote for Holiday Spirit Awards with image of holiday lights

The entries are in and it's time to vote. Thanks to all the fabulous submissions. Avondale Estates certainly knows how to decorate! Vote for your favorites by Sun., Dec. 19 at midnight.

Category criteria:

Business Award: The most creative,...

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Voting form for 2021 Holiday Spirit Awards News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

It's Time to Shine - Enter the Annual Holiday Spirit Award

Lynn Boyd and Harry Vann 11 Fairfield Plaza

Time is running out to enter the Annual Holiday Spirit Awards! It's easy - just decorate your home or business and enter online. Submit your entries by Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. Enter one or more of the following categories:
  • Business Award: The m...
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Enter the Holiday Spirit Awards News Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Celebrating 37 Years as a Tree City USA Community

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For the 37th consecutive year Avondale Estates has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. There are approximately 150 Tree Cities in Georgia and more than 3,500 in the country. Avondale Estates is one of the three oldest Tree Cit...
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News Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Shape Avondale Estates Survey Results

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Over a 4-week period between the beginning of November and the beginning of December 2019, 140 individuals took part in an online survey to inform the zoning rewrite efforts currently underway.

Survey results are being used to augment input the staff and c...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2019

Avondale Estates Named a 2019 Live, Work, Play City

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On Jan. 27, nine cities received a 2019 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine, during GMA's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta.

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Local Leadership and Support for Trees Recognized

Avondale Estates Tree City USA 2018 - Stephany Cross and Chuck WIlliams

Avondale Estates was one of 34 Georgia cities recognized as a Tree City USA during the state Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta, February 15. Tree City USA provides the framework for community forestry management in cities and towns nationwide that me...

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News Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Joint Statement from the Board of Mayor and Commissioners and City Manager Clai Brown

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The Board of Mayor and commissioners (BOMC) and City Manager Clai Brown announce that they have reached a mutually acceptable agreement that will allow the parties to move forward in a positive and productive way. Mr. Brown’s last day as City Ma...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Avondale Estates Celebrates the 4th of July

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The City celebrated the 4th with its annual 4th of July parade and fireworks show. This year's parade starred a torrent of talented folks. Seed and Feed Marching Abominable joined the parade this year and The Atlanta Freedom Bands, Clarkston High School M...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2017

City Seeks Input on Design Ideas for Downtown Development

Community Input

Public input is sought for the submitted design ideas of the City-owned four acres (North Avondale Road from Oak Street to Lake Street and north to the mill property). The City received 10 submissions after the Board of Mayor and Commissioners (BOMC) anno...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Avondale Estates Receives National Main Street Accreditation

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The City of Avondale Estates has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting 

 rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordina...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Downtown Development in Avondale Estates: Call for Design Ideas

City-Owned Four Acres Map - May 2017

If you would like to submit a design idea, you must notify City Manager, Clai Brown, via email (rcbrown@avondaleestates.org) or phone 404-294-5400, of your intent to submit by Friday, May 19, at 3 p.m. At that time, you will be assigned a number, which yo...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2017

National Drug Take-Back Day

April 2017 National Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, April 29, the Avondale Estates Police Department partnered with the DEA for their annual National Drug Take-Back Day. Major Browen coordinated the City's participation with the help of his son, Sam, to collect 98 pounds of unwanted a...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Avondale May Ham Fest

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This weekend enjoy the Second Annual Avondale May Ham Fest. 

Beginning on Friday, May 5, at 10 p.m. head over to the Avondale Towne Cinema, 106 North Avondale Road, for the pre-party event. Start the weekend twistin' to a rock 'n...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Avondale Estates Celebrates Georgia Cities Week

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The City will be participating in Georgia Municipal Association's Georgia Cities Week to celebrate the City of Avondale Estates.

Selfies in Support of Local Business

The City is taking "Shop Local" to a whole new level during Georgia Citi...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Light Up the Lake - Avondale Estates Lantern Parade

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The City is excited to announce it will be hosting its first ever Lantern Parade! This event will be hosted by the Avondale Arts Alliance along with the DeKalb School of the Arts (DSA). Celebrate the community and the arts by parading th...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Learn How to Navigate the City's Website

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When: Wednesday, May 10, at 7 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 6 p.m.

Where: City Hall, 21 North Avondale Plaza

The City will hold a day of training classes to educate residents on how to navigate the City's website. Communications Manager Debbie Rev...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2016

City Planner Stevens Graduates from Georgia Academy for Economic Development

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The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces DeKalb County graduates from the 2016 Region 3 Multi-Day Training Program. Congratulations to Avondale Estates City Planner and Community Development Officer, Keri Stevens. Class particip...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Illuminated Avondale

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From the Tudor Village lights to the Lake Avondale Christmas tree, the City is glistening and glowing this holiday season. Happy Holidays from the City of Avondale Estates.

News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2016

City of Avondale Estates Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to the City of Avondale Estates by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certi...Read more...

News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Avondale Estates Receives 2016 National Main Street Accreditation

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The City of Avondale Estates has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partne...Read more...

News Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2015

Small Business Saturday: Shop Small

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The City of Avondale Estates will be participating in American Express' Small Business Saturday: Shop Small campaign on Saturday, November 28, to support small businesses in Avondale Estates.

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturda...Read more...

News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Special Collections Occurring on Wednesdays

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Special request pickups will now occur once a week on Wednesdays. Fill out a Special Request Form and complete payment by noon on Tuesdays to schedule pickup. Special pickups include large items, small dead animals (in ...

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