City Events

πŸŽ‰ Join us for a special Juneteenth celebration at Lee Street Park with the City of Jonesboro and Friends! πŸŽ‰

Juneteenth save the date

Ms Kathy Butler, opening her new selfie museum, The Reel South Atlanta.

Sheriff Allen 5k Run and Walk for Autism Awareness. Starts at 8am.

Sheriff Allen 5k Run and Walk

Meet and Greet with the Mayor and Manager - Hearthside Jonesboro!

Hearthside Jonesboro

Tara Blvd Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) planning process.

We're excited to announce the culmination of our efforts for the Tara Blvd Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) planning process. As valued stakeholders, we invite you to join us for the Final Open House event on Thursday, April 25th, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Lee Street Park - 73 Lee Street, Jonesboro GA 30236.

This event is a celebration of our collective vision for the future of Tara Boulevard. It's an opportunity to witness the progress we've made together and provide invaluable feedback as we shape the final plan for development, transportation and mobility, and safety improvements along the corridor.

Your presence and input are crucial as we strive to create a vibrant and sustainable community that meets the needs of all residents. We encourage you to spread the word among your networks, including community groups, neighbors, friends, and colleagues.

Let's come together to make the Tara Boulevard corridor a place we can continue to be proud of. We look forward to seeing you there!

Final Open House 


Blood Drive Postponed

Blood Drive

Jazz in the Park. Featuring Tony Hightower and the Mount Zion High School Jazz Collective

🎷✨ Join us for a spectacular Mother's Day weekend celebration at Jazz in the Park! 🎢

We're thrilled to announce our headliner, Tony Hightower, who will be lighting up the stage with his incredible jazz performances.

Plus, we're honored to have the talented Mount Zion High School Jazz Collective joining us for an unforgettable evening of music and community.

πŸ“… Save the date: Saturday, May 11th
πŸ•• Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
πŸ“ Location: Lee Street Park, 155 Lee Street Jonesboro GA.

This free concert in partnership with the Atlanta Jazz Festival is the perfect way to treat your mom to a memorable evening filled with soulful tunes and good company.

Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, and loved ones, and let's celebrate the joy of music together! See you there! 🎡🌳

#JazzinthePark #MothersDayWeekend #TonyHightower #MountZionHighSchoolJazzCollective #AtlantaJazzFestival
Jazz in the Park




Work Session. Monday. April 1, at 6pm. Jonesboro City Center.

Work Session Agenda

3rd Annual Business Open House

Join Clayton County Economic Development for theirr 3rd Annual Small Business Open House as we celebrate National Economic Development Week, on Wed., May 8, 2024, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Flint River Community Center, 153 Flint River Road, Riverdale, GA 30274.

For more information, contact 404-615-0965 or #Claytonconnected

Register by visiting:

3rd Annual Business Open House 


Georgia Cities Week - April 21 to April 27, 2024

Invitation to Participate in Georgia Cities Week: April 21 to April 27 - Calling All Jonesboro Businesses!

As a valued member of our community, we're thrilled to extend an invitation for your business to participate in Georgia Cities Week, taking place from April 21 to April 27.

Georgia Cities Week celebrates the vibrant communities and businesses that make our state truly special. It's an opportunity for us to come together, showcase local pride, and highlight the wonderful offerings available in Jonesboro.

We believe your business plays a crucial role in our community, and we would love for you to be a part of this celebration. Whether you choose to host special events, offer promotions, a tour of your facility/business or simply join in the festivities, your involvement will help make Georgia Cities Week a memorable occasion for all.

Here are a few ways you can participate:

Special Events: Host an event at your business location, such as a customer appreciation day, live music performance, or product showcase.

Promotions: Offer exclusive discounts or promotions throughout the week to attract new customers and reward loyal patrons.

Community Engagement: Engage with the community through social media campaigns, contests, or by partnering with local organizations.

Your participation will not only enhance the Georgia Cities Week experience for residents and visitors alike but also provide valuable exposure for your business within the Jonesboro community.

If you're interested in participating or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to We're here to support you every step of the way.

Thank you for considering this invitation, and we look forward to celebrating Georgia Cities Week together!

 Georgia Cities Week



Kentucky Derby Viewing Party. Saturday May 4th. 5pm.

Join us for an unforgettable Kentucky Derby Day celebration on Saturday, May 4th, starting at 5 PM.
Event Highlights:
Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: 5:00 PM onwards
Location: The Cigar Parlour, 171 Main Street, Jonesboro
Entrance Fee: $25 per person (includes a free raffle ticket)
Derby Fashion Contest: Strut your style and vie for the title of the best-dressed attendee! Buy your best Derby hat at Twelve - The Beau Monde Boutique, 131 N. Main St. Jonesboro.
Cocktails: Enjoy a selection of refreshing beverages to sip on as you watch the races.
Dinner: Delight in delectable dishes prepared specially for the occasion.
Dancing: Move and groove to the beats as we celebrate into the evening.
Gather your friends and don't miss out on this exciting event. Get ready for an evening filled with horse races, fine cigars, and great company.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Kentucky Derby Viewing Party 


Come Taste and See Clayton - The Perfect Date - Friday April 19, 6pm to 10pm

Come Taste & See Clayton! The Perfect … D.A.T.E.
Dinner, Arts, Tour & Entertainment
Come join us on Fri, Apr 19, 2024 at 6:00 PM and every third Friday through August on South Main Street for a fun-filled evening of art, food, drinks, and entertainment!
Indulge in a variety of delicious dishes from local food vendors. Sip on a variety of wines while enjoying live music and performances.
This is the perfect opportunity to experience what Clayton has to offer and see all the amazing talented creatives in our community.
Don't miss out on this exciting event - mark your calendars now!
6PM – 8PM
Patrons will arrive for food, view the art exhibitions in Arts Clayton and B’Mari Events & Art Studio.
Patrons have the option to purchase a signature glass and band for 4 small pours of wine from participating vendors & businesses for only $25
Tour the Main Street vendors and businesses for shopping and information.
Enjoy live radio broadcast with WIGO (Games, Prizes & Special Announcements)
8 PM –
Patrons can culminate at B’Mari from 8 PM – 10 PM or
The Cigar Parlor from 8 PM – until 2 AM

Sponsored by See Clayton County, Tenacity Works Inc, B'Mari Events and Art Studio and in partnership with the City of Jonesboro and DDA/Main Street Jonesboro.

 The Perfect Date





Backing Small Businesses Grant Program Informational Webinar

 Small Business Grant Program Informational Webinar

Register Now: Backing Small Businesses Grant Program Informational Webinar

Join the National Main Street Center for an informational webinar on Wed., March 13, at Noon, to learn about the Backing Small Businesses grant program, presented by American Express. This year, Backing Small Businesses will provide 500 small business grants of $10,000 to eligible businesses in the U.S. and U.S. territories.

Grantees who receive the initial $10,000 grant will be eligible to apply for an Enhancement Grant of an additional $30,000 later in the year.

The webinar is open to both small business owners and the Main Street leaders that support them. The webinar will focus on the following topics:
β€’ Application overview and what types of questions to expect
β€’ What makes a strong application
β€’ Who is eligible to apply
β€’ What documents applicants should have when filling out the application

Please note that all registrants and attendees will receive a recording of the live webinar.

Eligibility Requirements:
What types of businesses are eligible?
Businesses must meet the following criteria to apply:

The applicant must be an owner of the business.
The applicant must be at least age 18 years or older.
The business must be in a "bricks-and-mortar" location and operate in an older or historic main street, downtown, or commercial district in the United States. The business must have occupied their current bricks-and-mortar location since January 1, 2024. (Home-based businesses, even those located in historic neighborhoods, are not eligible. Brick and mortar businesses located outside of historic downtowns and commercial corridors, including, but not limited to, office parks and shopping malls are also not eligible.)
The business must be an independent business and not part of a franchise.
The business must employ 20 or less full time employees.
The business must have been in operation on or before January 1, 2023.
The business must be a business entity in good standing in the state in which it was formed and the state in which it does business.
The business must have an active business license, if required by state or local government. (Applicants may be asked to provide documentation if selected.)

What types of grant expenses are eligible?
Eligible grant expenses include but are not limited to:
Accessibility Upgrades (Examples: ramp, menu translation, accessible website redesign for visually impaired people, etc.)
Community Events and Programs (Examples: open mic night, public educational/training workshops, hosting community fund raisers, partnerships with other small businesses)
Equipment and Inventory (Examples: point of sale device/software, purchasing of items for sale, display cases, kitchen equipment)
Marketing (Examples: investing in social media campaign, building a website, etc.)
Operational Strategy (Examples: branding package, accounting software, business coaching, and other types of support that would increase the viability of your business)
Physical Improvements (Examples: signage, awnings, painting facade, new shelving, new lighting, etc.)
Sustainability Upgrades (Examples: solar panels, rain garden adjacent to business, investing in reusable/compostable/recyclable packaging alternatives, etc.)
Technology Upgrades (Examples: building an online storefront, online ordering system, or other e-commerce platform)
Utilities (Note: Must not be more than $2000 or 20% of the requested funds)
Note that payroll expenses are not eligible. 


Historic Preservation Commission and Design Review Board applications

The City of Jonesboro GA - Government is seeking applications for the Historic Preservation Commission and the Design Board.

Please contact David Allen by either emailing or by calling 770 478 3800.

You can also collect an application by visiting Jonesboro City Center, 1859 City Center Way, Jonesboro GA 30236.

Hisotic Preservation Commission 

Design Review Board 






Community Food Bank

The Atlanta Community Food Bank announces the opening of a new Community Food Center at 6805 Tara Blvd.
For more information or to make an appointment call 478-394-4547, or visit

Community Food Bank 

Community Food Bank 



LIHEAP EVENT - Seeking Assistance with your utility bill?


City Council Regular called Meeting

City Council Meeting

The Tara Boulevard LCI Study - Join the Conversation, shape Tara Blvd's Future

As a valued member of the community, I am excited to extend a warm invitation to our upcoming workshops, where we will share the progress made by the Tara Boulevard LCI project team in creating a community-informed plan for development, transportation and mobility improvements, and safety along the Tara Boulevard Corridor.
These workshops are an essential platform for stakeholders and the public to review our project team's advancements and provide invaluable feedback as the final plan takes shape.
Workshop Details
Jonesboro City Center Workshop:
Date: Thursday, February 29th
Time: 4:30-7:00 pm
Location: 1859 City Ctr Way, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Please mark your calendar for the workshop, and share this invitation widely, among your community groups, neighbors, friends, and colleagues. The information and activities will be the same at each workshop, so you do not need to attend both, but you are welcome to if you like.
We encourage you to visit the project website at to learn more about the plan.
We greatly appreciate your participation in these workshops.

Tara Blvd LCI 


2024 Calendar of Events


Meet the Mayors

Meet the Mayors

Constituent Appreciation with Commissioner Demont Davis

Constituent Appreciation

Meet and Greet Jonesboro Business Entrepreneurs

Join us at the Jonesboro City Center on Friday February 16th at 8.30am where the City of Jonesboro is hosting a business networking breakfast. The Jonesboro Small Business Alliance and independent business organization are building an alliance of merchants who can understand the challenges of other businesses, be a safe place to be candid, and work together to help one another elevate Jonesboro and have business success. Please note you must hold a City of Jonesboro GA business license to attend the breakfast.

YOU are a vital part! We hope that you can join us. Register here:



Beautification and Improvement Grant

The Clayton County Office of Economic Development has allocated America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant funds to the Commercial Beautification and Improvement Grant Program to assist owners of commercial property with repair, enhancement and improvement for commercial properties within Clayton County.
The Clayton County Strategic Economic Development Plan specifies a need for beautification to attract new business and investment to Clayton County.

For more information or questions, contact the grant hotline at 855 CLAYBIZ (855-252-9249) or

Click below to apply. Closing date is March 2, 2024 

 Beautification and Improvement Grant



Warming Centers

The City of Jonesboro and Clayton County has several warming centers open to the public beginning at 8am today, Tuesday, January 16th through Noon on Wednesday, January 17th at the following locations:
First Baptist Jonesboro Church – The β€œRoc” 148 Church Street, Jonesboro. 8am to 5pm. Monday thru Thursday. Friday 8am to Noon.
Cathie's House at The Chapel Jonesboro, 1565 Commercial Court, Jonesboro – 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Cathie's House is also looking for donations of blankets, coats, fruit, snacks, lunch meat etc. for those who need it.
Clayton County Parks and Recreation Centers. Business hours 8am to 9pm.
Lake Spivey Recreation Center, 2300 Walt Stephens Rd. Jonesboro.
Jim Huie Recreation Center & Steve Lundquist Aquatic Center, 9045 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro.
South Clayton Recreation Center, 1837 McDonough Rd, Hampton.
Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center 3499 Rex Rd. Rex.
Flint River Community Center, 153 Flint River Rd. Riverdale.
Virginia Gray Recreation Center, 1475 East Fayetteville Rd, Riverdale.
Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters. 7810 Highway 85. Riverdale. Business Hours. 8am to 5pm.

Clayton County Police Department Headquarters, Community Room. 7911 North McDonough Street Jonesboro. Open 24 hours.

Warming Centers Letter 



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade


We are making plans for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade to be held Monday, January 15th, 2024, at 12:00 noon in Historic Jonesboro.

We are inviting ALL organizations to participate in this great event by placing a float, car, truck, van, etc., in the parade.

Please contact for an entry form.

 Parade route


Certified Election Results. Jonesboro GA Mayor and City Council Municipal Elections


Arlene Charles 81

Donya Sartor 234

Pat Sebo-Hand 170


City Council.

Alfred Dixon 279

Cameron Dixon 149

Penny Fauscett 132

Charles Forsyth 78

Tracey Messick 245

Asjah Miller 213

Certified Election Result