Lilburn CID Appoints Tad Leithead as New Executive Director

Lilburn, GA – June 27, 2019

Lilburn Community Improvement District (LCID), a self-taxing organization comprised of business owners who use additional property taxes to enhance economic development by contributing to infrastructure and security improvements in the Lilburn area, has appointed Tad Leithead as its new executive director.

Leithead joins LCID after having been board chair and then executive director of the Cumberland CID, the oldest and largest CID in Georgia. Leithead’s experience in governmental, development and transportation relations through his consulting firm, Urban One Associates, led him to work with Midtown Alliance, Perimeter, Gwinnett and Cobb Counties to help form other CIDs.

In addition to these organizations, the work Leithead did with the Atlanta Regional Commission and his commercial real estate experience with Cousins Properties and Childress Klein Properties made him the ideal candidate to succeed Emory Morsberger, who is leaving LCID on June 30 and has become the executive director of Gateway85 CID.

Morsberger was instrumental in forming the Gateway85 CID (formerly Gwinnett Village CID) in 2005, where he also has served on the Gateway85 board of directors and was announced as the new executive director on April 1, 2019. Accepting the position at Gateway85 was contingent upon Morsberger resigning from LCID. With the added resources of a CID five times larger, he intends to extend his accomplishments at Gateway85 to benefit LCID as well.

“I could not be leaving the CID in better hands than with Tad Leithead,” said Emory Morsberger. “We have known each other for years and I have the utmost confidence that he will continue the incredible work LCID has accomplished thus far.”

“The fact that I was selected as the new executive director for Lilburn CID means a great deal to me,” noted Leithead. “A chance to grow this CID will be both exciting and a great challenge. I look forward continuing in Emory’s footsteps in leading the CID into the future.”

The transition of LCID’s new leadership will become official on July 1, 2019.


Lilburn, GA – April 12, 2019

Beginning April 12, the Lilburn Community Improvement District (LCID) is receiving applications for executive director/consultant. Candidates who are willing to work with the LCID board to incorporate additional members, increase commercial property values, facilitate infrastructure planning and implementation, increase economic vitality, and enhance the community are invited to review the following and consider making an application.

The LCID was formed by a collaboration of concerned citizens, all of whom are committed to creating a greater Lilburn that allows family and business to prosper. The LCID works with the City of Lilburn to provide for governmental services and facilities within our district. The LCID has focused on upgrades of the Lawrenceville Hwy Corridor, from Jimmy Carter Blvd. to Ronald Reagan Parkway, including infrastructure improvements.

Responding parties are requested to relate whether they have experience in the following areas:

  • Developing relationships with community partners
  • Determining appropriate infrastructure projects and funding sources
  • Implementing public infrastructure improvements
  • Starting CIDs and/or expanding CID boundaries

In addition to the above, the responding party is requested to provide the following:

  • Fee structure
  • Organizational chart, including resumes and roles of project team members

The selected party will be responsible for:

  • Developing an action plan in cooperation with the CID Board
  • Execution of the action plan to include:
    • Obtain written consents of property owners for expansion of the LCID
    • Provide property owner research, outreach and communication
    • Funding sources
    • Coordination with the City of Lilburn and Gwinnett County
  • Reporting progress to LCID board on a scheduled basis in writing and in person

Resumes for the LCID executive director/consultant position may be directed to the Vice Chair, Ed O’Connor at The deadline for submittal will be April 29, 2019.

After four years with the LCID, Emory Morsberger the current Executive Director has accepted the executive director position with the Gateway85 Gwinnett CID.

Lilburn Neighborhood Meetings Set for Gwinnett Transit Referendum Education

There will be three public neighborhood meetings to learn about the special March 19 vote on the Gwinnett Transit Referendum. Please attend any of the following meetings to learn how the new transit plan will affect you:

Monday, February 25, at Plaza Las Americas
6 – 7 p.m. in the lounge near the food court
733 Pleasant Hill Road
Lilburn, GA 30047

Wednesday, February 27, at Lilburn City Hall
6-7 p.m. in the shared meeting room
340 Main Street NW
Lilburn, GA 30047

Thursday, February 28 at Lilburn Alliance Church
6-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
5915 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084

For information on the referendum, you can download the fact sheet here.
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