Johns Creek Advantage announces campaign success

Campaign leadership achieves 116 percent of goal

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Johns Creek’s economic development corporation – Johns Creek Advantage – last week announced that JCA had raised $1.453 million in private and public pledge “investments” that will fund the organization through 2017. JCA said that this amount is 116 percent of the $1.25 million goal.

The “Victory Celebration,” held at Country Club of the South in Johns Creek, was attended by nearly 100 private and public sector leaders who have supported the JCA campaign and who will be influential in carrying out the organization’s mission. JCA leadership publicly thanked Country Club of the South for its generosity in hosting the event.

The program chronicled the evolution of JCA, highlighted JCA’s critical role as an economic driver and included the formal introduction to the community of newly hired President and Chief Executive Officer Courtney Bernardi.

Speakers included Neil Stevens, JCA Board chairman and executive vice president and chief operating officer of KeyWorth Bank; Tom Tate, JCA Board chair-elect and president of the law firm of Andersen, Tate and Carr; Mayor Mike Bodker; Bernardi; and Craig McCoy, JCA immediate past chair and CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

In the coming months, Bernardi and her team at JCA will deploy campaign funds to ramp up JCA’s economic development program with primary goals of growing businesses and jobs in Johns Creek, stimulating capital investment and sustaining the outstanding quality of life enjoyed by Johns Creek residents.

Johns Creek Advantage is a 501(c)(3) economic development organization for the city of Johns Creek. For information, contact JCA Coordinator Bethany Lavigno at coordinator@johnscreekadvantage.org or Bernardi at cbernardi@johnscreekadvantage.org, or call 404-937-6450. To become an investor in JCA, contact Campaign Director Sean Mikula at 404-550-6167 or smikula@gopower10.com.