On February 14, 2023 the Georgia House of Representatives read and adopted House Resolution 199 sponsored by Representative Scott Hilton (R-Peachtree Corners), among other sponsors (Rep. Jan Jones (R-Milton), Rep. Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta), Rep. Deborah Silcox (R-Sandy Springs), and Rep. Todd Jones (R-South Forsyth)) to commend Liz Hausmann, the former Fulton County District 1 Commissioner and Vice-Chair for her over 19-years of public service through elected office. The Council for Quality Growth applauds Mrs. Hausmann’s leadership and commitment to improve the lives of citizens in her District, the metro Atlanta region, and throughout the State of Georgia.
Mrs. Hausmann most recently served 11-years as District 1 Commissioner in Northeast Fulton County which includes the 4 cities east of Georgia 400, Johns Creek, East Alpharetta, East Roswell and Sandy Springs. In 2022, Mrs. Hausmann announced she won’t seek a 4th term on the Fulton Board of Commissioners. Prior to her service with the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Vice Chair Hausmann served as a founding member of the Johns Creek City Council from 2006-2010 and on the Fulton County Board of Education from 2002-2006.
House Resolution 199 outlines key accomplishments by Mrs. Hausmann throughout her public service including being a pivotal leader in maintaining private-public partnerships that drive real business growth and development. She has led the development of a comprehensive Fulton transportation overhaul, leading to the passage of the 2016 TSPLOST and the 2017 Fulton Transit Master Plan.
Mrs. Hausmann also played a pivotal role in the revitalization of Downtown Alpharetta by encouraging and promoting Fulton County’s decision to fund and build the new Alpharetta Library, which provides recreational and educational resources to our residents and serves as a polling center for elections. She was the main driver of the county’s decision to donate the former Mayfield Road Library to the city so that it could be repurposed into the Alpharetta Arts Center.
Many other accomplishments during her 11 years with Fulton County Include:
- Restored Fulton County’s sound financial health from routinely running near deficits at the beginning of her tenure, to annually maintaining health financial reserves each fiscal year.
- Lowered and maintained the millage rate at the lowest level in modern history year after year, currently set at 9.33 mills.
- Established new behavioral Health delivery model and set in motion a full service health center to open in North Fulton County at 4700 North Point Parkway in Alpharetta.
- Prioritized the rebuild of Big Creek Reclamation Facility, increasing capacity from 24 to 43 million gallons per day to meet the demands of a fast-growing region, with room to increase to 38 million gallons when necessary.
- Ensure Fulton County provides award wining clean water to over 350 thousand North Fulton residents with lowest rates in the region.
- Installed new water storage and collection system along the Chattahoochee River to prevent sewage spillages during weather events.
- Renovated twenty-seven and build eight new state-of-the-art libraries throughout the county.
- Saved and renovated the historic Central Library in downtown Atlanta
- Initiated the Fulton County TPSLOST program and Transit Master Plan by building consensus among all Fulton County Mayors and the Commission via hosting monthly meetings.
- Provided the largest number of COVID tests and vaccines in Georgia.
- Partnered with the City of Roswell to expand Garrard Park.
- Established more county services located in North Fulton.
- Laid the foundation for the new Animal Control Center currently under construction.
- Spearheaded efforts to modernize the Fulton County Executive Airport at Brown Field underway, a project that will generate revenue and serve as an asset to Fulton County.
- Improved customer service in all departments.
- Brought the severity of the opioid crisis to the attention of county leadership and enabled first responders to save lives by sponsoring legislation to provide Narcan to all Fulton County cities.