Duluth, GA ‐ April 11, 2019 – Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID), a self-taxing district that uses additional property taxes to accelerate infrastructure improvements, security enhancements and economic development in the Gwinnett Place area, re-elected two board members during the annual Caucus of Electors as a part of its monthly board meeting on April 10.
The re-elected members include Trey Ragsdale, manager of Government and Community Relations for Kaiser Permanente in Georgia, and Ben Yorker, director of development for Northwood Ravin’s Charlotte office. They will serve a three-year term and join five other board members working to enhance the vitality of Gwinnett Place through future improvement projects and by engaging more property owners to participate in the overall redevelopment efforts of the greater Gwinnett Place district.
“We have enjoyed having Trey and Ben on our board and are happy to see them re-elected,” said Leo Wiener, chairman of the CID Board of Directors and president of Ackerman Retail. “Trey has been with us for almost two years and is truly a dedicated board member who is always seeking new ways to improve our district. Ben has been with the board since November 2018, but his involvement and fresh ideas have been a strong addition to the team.”
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Trey Ragsdale manages Government and Community Relations for Kaiser Permanente in Georgia. In this role, Ragsdale is responsible for securing government and community support for Kaiser Permanente’s healthcare initiatives throughout Georgia.
Trey is extremely involved in the community serving on numerous corporate, civic and nonprofit boards, both locally and internationally, including the Atlanta Regional Commission Workforce Development Board, Gwinnett Chamber Board and Partnership Gwinnett.
He was also named one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Top 40 rising Business Leaders under the Age of 40 in Georgia and the Atlanta Business Chronicle selected him as one of the top 50 rising Business Leaders under the Age of 40 in the metropolitan Atlanta region.
Ben Yorker is director of development for Northwood Ravin’s Charlotte office. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading multifamily development for Northwood Ravin’s deep-south markets, including Charlotte and Atlanta. Yorker’s professional real estate experience spans over 14 years. In this time, he has held leadership roles on a variety of noteworthy projects including Manor at Six Forks, a 298-unit, mixed-use, deck-wrapped apartment community in Raleigh, North Carolina and High Street, an upscale 55-acre mixed-use community located in the heart of Williamsburg, Virginia. He also led development for Landing at Southpoint, a 54-unit condominium that is North Carolina’s first multifamily community to earn certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program. Yorker joined Northwood Ravin in 2012. Just prior, Yorker worked for CBRE’s Global Corporate Services platform, where he served as an embedded Strategist on the BB&T Account. He was a developer with Boylan Development Company from 2007-2010 and Roseland Property Company from 2005-2007
In addition to the re-election, the Gwinnett Place CID board of directors released its 2018 annual report, which highlights the CID’s success in the past year. To view the report, click here.
About Gwinnett Place CID
The Gwinnett Place Community Improve District was founded in 2005 and its mission is to the vitality of Gwinnett’s central business district by strengthening the area’s role as the center of economic and employment 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.
Maggie McDaniel, on behalf of GPCID