Council Member Figueras Inducted into Municipal Hall of Fame

Gainesville City Council Member Myrtle W. Figueras was inducted
intothe Georgia Municipal Association Hall of Fame today at the
annual GMAConference in Savannah, Georgia. The award is based
on an individual’s public service and contribution to the quality of life
in their community, as well as service to the Georgia Municipal
Mayor Danny Dunagan applauded her, citing her constant support
for Gainesville. “Ms. Fig has been a driving force on the City
Council for the past 16 years. She has a passion for public service. 
Her commitment to improving the quality of life in Gainesville ranges
from her support for the construction of the Frances Meadows Aquatic
and Community Center, which welcomes more than 165,000 visitors
each year, to the creation of a Neighborhood Planning Unit in her ward. 
She worked with the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District to
complete a Model Storm Water ordinance and a Short Term Waste
Water Treatment plan for a 16 county area, “ Dunagan said.
The Hall of Fame award also recognized Council Member Figueras’
contributions and service to the Georgia Municipal Association
on the GMA Board of Directors, Conference Planning Committee,
Legislative Policy Committee, and Municipal Training Board.
Council Member Figueras was first elected to the Gainesville
City Council in November 1996. She served as Mayor from
2001-2002 and 2008-2009.