Gateway85 Community Improvement District Welcomes Hipolito Goico to Post 2 and Re-Elects Board Members, CID Continues until 2030

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Property owners of the Gateway85 Community Improvement District, a self-taxing district that uses additional property taxes to accelerate infrastructure improvements, security enhancements and economic development over its 14-square mile district along the I-85 corridor in Gwinnett County, voted to continue to CID’s existence for another six years and held its annual Caucus of Electors on Wednesday, May 15, which resulted in the re-election of two board members and the election of one new board member.

The CID elected Hipolito “Po” Goico, co-founder and managing partner at Goico Bolet, P.C., as its newest board member to serve a three-year term. Goico fills the seat that was vacant following Lisa Reeves’ retirement announcement from the Gateway85 CID board in March after 12 years of service.

Goico’s legal career began in 1995, when he joined Blumer International as an associate, practicing corporate and immigration law. In 1999, he co-founded Goico Bolet, P.C., where he has continued to build his expertise and serve a diverse clientele for 25 years. Throughout his career, Goico has played a pivotal role in various professional and community organizations. He co-founded the Hispanic Bar Association in Georgia and served as the past Chairman of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Goico Bolet, P.C. has focused on general corporate, employment and business immigration matters, and he has been admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia and has actively contributed to numerous boards and community activities.

Gateway85 CID Chairman Shiv Aggarwal was re-elected to serve another three-year term on the board and will remain as chairman of the board. Aggarwal, president of American Management Services, brings more than 34 years of active community involvement to his role and founded Global Mall, the first and only indoor South Asian mall in North America. Under his leadership, the development, located on Jimmy Carter Boulevard, serves as a vibrant hub for cultural exchange and economic empowerment, attracting more than 300,000 visitors annually from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Current board member Michael Reams was also re-elected to serve a three-year term. He is the director of studio operations at OFS, where his leadership has played a crucial role in fostering the growth of Georgia's burgeoning film industry. Since joining OFS in 2001, Michael has held various senior managerial roles, spanning from sales to procurement services before transitioning to the entertainment sector within the company.