Code Enforcement Officer Gregory Jacquet was recently named Code Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs through the Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Program.
The Code Enforcement Officer of the Year Award honors an individual who is directly employed as a code enforcement official and has shown ongoing dedication to his or her job. Doug Stacks, Director of Planning and Economic Development, nominated Officer Jacquet based upon the hard work and caring he demonstrated while coordinating the Centennial makeover of 256 Main Street in Lilburn.
Officer Jacquet partnered with Rebuilding Together Gwinnett to assemble a volunteer team of 113 people, 33 businesses and 5 church and religious groups to re-roof and renovate the exterior of an older home. Officer Jacquet began the project after meeting the home's 80-year-old owner, Katron Sosebee, while Katron was trying to secure a tarp on his failing roof. The project included a roof, rear deck and staircase, front porch, driveway, front walk, paint, landscaping and outdoor furnishings.