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50 River St Hiawassee, GA 30546









City of Hiawassee (GA), a city of approximately 900 residents, is accepting Requests for Proposals (RFP) for a project to develop a new strategic plan for the city. Hiawassee is the county seat of Towns County and the principal economic entity. The city is located on Lake Chatuge, a large TVA recreational area with tourism as the prime economic driver. The selected applicant, will work, in conjunction with the City’s project leader, Georgia Office of Planning and Environmental Management and Appalachian Regional Commission staff.


Areas to be considered by the applicant include but are not limited to the following:

-Growth and redevelopment in the city including infill and redevelopment concepts;

-Intersection improvements and streetscapes;

-Vacancy reduction strategies;

-Plans for open spaces and mini parks;

-Façade improvements;

-Plans for lighting and landscaping; and 

-Public parking concerns.

Also identify priority projects, to include pricing for implementation and engage the community in developing goals and strategies.

See attached zip file that includes the 2017 City of Hiawassee Comprehensive Plan which is part of the 2017 Towns County GA Comprehensive Plan.



Firms must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the areas of Strategic Planning addressed above. Good written and oral communications are a must. Any estimates of cost that may be available should be included.



The deadline for submitting the Proposal is August 18 2017. The Proposals should be mailed or delivered to Liz Ordiales, Mayor Pro Tem at 50 Riverside Street, Hiawassee, GA. Any questions should be directed to her attention. The telephone number is (706) 896-2202 and the email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Proposals will be evaluated by a team of city staff, including, Water and Sewer Managers, Code Enforcement Officer, Police Chief, Planning and Expansion Committee of the City Council, Towns County Sole Commissioner, Mayor Pro Tem and Chamber of Commerce President. The final decision will be made by the City Council and Mayor.



Target deadline for completion of the Project is December 31, 2017.





Liz Ordiales

Mayor Pro-Tem



Download RFP PDF here with Draft of 2016 Strategic plan