About Sugarloaf CID

What is Sugarloaf CID?

The Sugarloaf Community Improvement District was formed in 2016 to ensure the long-term success of Gwinnett County’s premier business and entertainment district.

The CID is made up of 115 commercial property owners who pay an additional property tax to advance transportation, security, and placemaking projects within the district. We work to leverage these funds to enhance the value and quality of life for investors, businesses, residents, and visitors.

Sugarloaf is home to the Gas South District, Sugarloaf Mills, and a thriving business community. We possess 7% of Gwinnett County’s jobs including 1,278 companies representing 26,669 employees. The Sugarloaf district has a $15.6 billion annual economic impact on Georgia’s economy.

Since its formation, the CID has leveraged over $28 million in funding for transportation improvements in the CID, advanced projects to help make the district connected, safe, and attractive, and expanded the CID to more than six times its initial value.

The CID understands that areas that are successful adapt to changing demands. We are working to make sure the Sugarloaf district remains attractive for years to come. Please visit our projects page to learn more.

The Mission of the CID is to create and maintain a Connected, Safe and Attractive business and entertainment district – a vibrant downtown for Gwinnett County.

Sugarloaf CID Staff

Executive Director

Alyssa Davis

As Executive Director of the CID, Alyssa is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the CID to ensure the long-term success of Gwinnett’s premier business and entertainment district. Before joining the Sugarloaf CID, she worked for seven years at the Gateway85 CID where she managed the CID’s plans and transportation projects. Alyssa has a Master’s of City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). She is also a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett and the Regional Leadership Institute. Prior to her experience working with CIDs, Alyssa participated in Teach for America and worked for five years as a teacher in New York City and Atlanta.

Project Manager

Daisy Mills

As Project Manager, Daisy is responsible for collaborating with government partners and consultant teams to ensure projects are on-schedule and within budget.  A self-described “people person,” her greatest passion is to connect with and uplift other people in her community and career. Daisy graduated from North Carolina State with a Master of Public Administration. After the MPA program, she worked at two counties in North Carolina as a Budget and Management Analyst: Guilford County, NC (Piedmont/Triad area) and Wake County (Triangle Area). She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Facilitator and enjoys streamlining complex processes for greater efficiency and improved outcomes. As a native of the Atlanta metro area, she’s excited to return and serve this community. 

Next Board Meeting

Public Notice:

Sugarloaf Community Improvement District (CID) Board of Directors- Special Called Meeting

Via ZOOM Teleconference

Link: https://zoom.us/j/92356559845?pwd=xjlHrSQz5AcwaGtjaCbHSkRN4VEx9q.1

Meeting ID: 923 5655 9845

Password: 6sThPx

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 3:00 P.M.

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The next regular Sugarloaf CID board meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 21st at 4:00PM at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

2024 Board Meetings

Thursday, February 8, 2024 | 9:30 am

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 9:30 am

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 2:30 pm

Monday, July 15, 2024 | 3:00 pm

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 | 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 14, 2024 | 9:30 am

Board of Directors

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Brand Morgan – Chairman, Post 3
Jim Ezell - Vice Chairman, Post 5
Jim Ezell – Vice Chairman, Post 5
Stan Hall – Treasurer
Joseph Macrina – Board Member, Post 1
Rachel Karle – Board Member, Post 4
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Scott Meadows – Secretary
Adrienne Hood – Board Member, Post 2
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Cole Hudgens – Board Member, Post 6
Om Duggal – Board Member, County Appointment
Anthony Ferrari – Assistant Treasurer

Community Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

How is a CID created?

A simple majority of the commercial property in a defined geographic area must consent to be a part of the district. That simple majority of owners must also represent at least 75% of the taxable value of the commercial property within the proposed CID.

How is money raised to fund a CID?

CIDs are funded by a self-imposed tax on commercial properties within the district. Commercial properties that are part of the CID pay an additional millage that is collected by the Tax Commissioner along with other property taxes. The funds are then disbursed to the CID. The Sugarloaf CID millage is 3.5 mills.

How does a CID work?

The property owners elect a Board of Directors to decide how to spend the money raised. CIDs often do studies or design work to initiate large infrastructure projects, and then identify other funding opportunities and apply for grants to accomplish projects. The ability to leverage funds allows a CID to maximize property owner investment.

What type of organization is a CID?

A CID is a governmental entity.

What types of improvements can a CID make?

The Georgia Constitution specifies that funds collected through a CID may be used for these purposes:

Street and road construction and maintenance
Parks and recreational areas and facilities
Stormwater and sewage
Development, storage, treatment, etc. of water
Public transportation
Parking, terminal and dock facilities
Other governmental services and facilities, e.g., Public safety

Who benefits from a CID?

The improvements made by a CID not only benefit the commercial property owners, but also business owners, visitors, and residents in the surrounding area.