2018 Common Ground Summit

Milton Greenspace Initiative
Session Three - 1 PM - Athena E

Photo: Julian Buckmaster, The Georgia Conservancy

Session Description and Noteworthy Project Aspects:
Voters from the City of Milton went to the ballot in 2016 to pass a local ballot referendum that will dedicate $25 million to public greenspace protection and expansion.

The Conservation Land, Wildlife Habitat, Natural Area and Trail Bond will protect water quality in local rivers and streams, provide recreational trails for walking, biking and horseback riding, protect natural areas for wildlife habitat, preserve agricultural land, and create and improve parks. Milton is currently prioritizing properties that could add additional acres to the city's conservation land,



Steven Krokoff - City Manager, City of Milton

Steven first joined the City of Milton in February 2015 when he was appointed Chief of Police. In early 2016, Krokoff began serving as the Interim City Manager and was later officially appointed City Manager. As Milton’s City Manager, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city, reports to the Mayor and Council, leads the operational strategies of the city, strives for increasing fiscal responsibility in government and believes results are achieved through a capable staff doing many small things right. A 22-year public servant, Krokoff is a senior administrator and decorated law enforcement officer. Krokoff earned both his Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.

Carter Lucas - Public Works Director and Assistant City Manager, City of Milton

Carter Lucas joined the City of Milton in 2009 as the Public Works Director. He is responsible for all public capital improvement projects, street and sidewalk maintenance, traffic control device operations, stormwater drainage, bridges, and long-range planning and development of the city’s transportation network. Prior to joining the City of Milton, Lucas served in several roles in both the public and private sectors, including City Engineer in Roswell (1998-2006) and Vice President for Development at Piedmont Investments and at CH2M Hill. Lucas is a licensed professional engineer in Florida and Georgia and a certified Level 1B and Level II erosion and sediment control inspector. He is a current member of the American Public Works Association. Lucas graduate from the University of Florida in 1988, where he received a B.S. in civil engineering.

Teresa Stickels - Conservation Projects Manager, City of Milton

In the 26 years she has lived in what is now Milton, Teresa Stickels has seen it change from an unincorporated rural community to one of the most desirable metro Atlanta suburbs.  Like many Milton residents, she values the city's natural resources, so she first became involved with the city as a volunteer with Milton's environmental committee.  She was hired as the Sustainability Coordinator in 2015 and then became the Conservation Projects Manager in 2017.  She serves as the staff liaison for the Milton Greenspace Advisory Committee, a group of residents appointed by the City Council and charged with recommending property for acquisition for greenspace.  




Katherine Moore - Senior Director of Sustainable Growth, The Georgia Conservancy


If you have any questions regarding this panel, please email Georgia Conservancy Coastal Director Charles McMillan at cmcmillan@gaconservancy.org