Fulton County to Dedicate Pavilion in Memory of Commissioner Bob Fulton | Print |

Fulton County District 1 Commissioner Liz Hausmann, the Fulton County Public Works Department and the City of Roswell will dedicate a pavilion on the Johns Creek Environmental Campus (JCEC) to the late Fulton County Commissioner Dr. Robert E. “Bob” Fulton.  Dr. Fulton helped develop the campus in collaboration with the City of Roswell and other surrounding communities.  The event will also feature an official ribbon cutting for trails in the area.  

Fulton County and the City of Roswell collaborated on efforts to extend and connect nature trails within the JCEC’s footprint in Garrard Landing Park.  The official dedication and ribbon cutting are scheduled to begin Friday, March 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the Johns Creek Environmental Campus; 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road; Alpharetta, GA 30022. The pavilion and the plaque honoring the late Commissioner were made possible by a donation from Veolia Water in partnership with Fulton County.
 
“It’s fitting that a facility that the late Commissioner Bob Fulton championed during his years with Fulton County pays a lasting tribute to his community efforts,” says District 1 Commissioner Liz Hausmann.  “Bob Fulton envisioned a facility that both served the water treatment needs of North Fulton and teaches residents about what is being done to ensure the safety of water, one of our most vital resources. Bob would also be very pleased with the recreational opportunities this partnership with the City of Roswell offers our community.”
 
“Bob Fulton was a champion for parks and trails,” said Roswell Mayor Jere Wood. “He would be proud of this project”
 
Veolia North America, Fulton County's long-term environmental partner and operator of the Johns Creek Environmental Campus, provided financial support to construct the pavilion.  
 
"Veolia proudly supports Dr. Robert Fulton's vision for the Johns Creek Environmental Campus and is committed to enhancing community opportunities for environmental education and interaction with our precious natural resources," said John Gibson, President & COO of Veolia's Municipal and Commercial Business.
 
Dr. Robert E. “Bob” Fulton served as a Fulton County Commissioner representing a district in North Fulton from 1995 until his death in 2004 at the age of 72.  Dr. Fulton also served as an engineering professor and researcher at Georgia Tech.  As Commissioner representing several North Fulton County communities, Dr. Fulton worked to bring several major improvements to his district including the construction of two regional libraries, Spruill Oaks and Ocee, transportation improvements, the acquisition of park land, funding for Johns Creek Greenway Park, and Newtown Park.  
 
The JCEC is located on a 43-acre site off Holcomb Bridge Road in the City of Roswell adjacent to the Chattahoochee River.  The Campus also combines state-of-the-art wastewater treatment technology with an educational component that includes a lecture hall, classroom and teaching lab that allows local schools to learn about wastewater treatment and the environment.  The JCEC has ongoing partnerships with educational institutions and environmental organizations and has received numerous local and national awards. The facility can treat up to 15 million gallons per day and serves Fulton County water customers in Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and Roswell.  
 
In July of 2014, Fulton County and the City of Roswell entered into an intergovernmental agreement to allow three acres of land owned by Fulton County to be used as part of Garrard Landing Park.  The agreement allowed the city to expand the footprint of Garrard Park at no additional cost to taxpayers and to connect park trails to those on the Johns Creek Environmental Campus.  The expansion enables additional uses for the campus including hosting self-encased 5 kilometer races.