Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District Is the First CID in Metro Atlanta to Observe Juneteenth as a National Holiday
Duluth, GA ‐ July 26, 2021 – At its July 2021 board meeting, the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID) announced that it will officially observe June 19 or Juneteenth as a holiday. It is the first CID in metro Atlanta to publicly adopt the observance of this new national holiday.
In celebration of the district’s diverse and multicultural makeup, GPCID wanted to recognize the magnitude and historical significance Juneteenth represents.
Gwinnett County is notably one of the most diverse counties in the United States, and the Gwinnett Place area reflects that diversity with no single racial group representing more than 30% of the area’s population. Gwinnett Place is recognized as a flourishing center for an internationally diverse, livable urban community.
“Juneteenth is important to observe,” said Joe Allen, executive director – GPCID. “It shows that once again the Gwinnett Place CID is taking the lead to champion equality, diversity and inclusion within our shared community by not only commemorating the end of slavery in America more than 150 years ago, but by renewing our commitment to bring true equity into our greater Gwinnett community by working together to deliver on the promise that success lives here for all who call Gwinnett home,” he added.
Juneteenth honors June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to report the end of the war, which had ended in 1863, and that enslaved African Americans across the nation were emancipated.
GPCID also announced that it will align its holiday schedule with Gwinnett County’s official holiday schedule.
About Gwinnett Place CID
The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District was founded in 2005 and its mission is to enhance the economic vitality of Gwinnett’s central business district by strengthening the area’s role as the center of commercial activity. With its proximity to the world-class Arena at Gwinnett Center venue and the Interstate 85 and Georgia Highway 316 corridors, Gwinnett Place serves as the gateway to the Atlanta region and all of Northeast Georgia. Annually, more than 8 million visitors come to Gwinnett Place seeking unique shopping experiences, an international mix of dining options and a wide array of entertainment venues. For more information, please visit the website, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
Jade Woods, on behalf of GPCID