Charlotte Nash, Chairman of Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, declares multiple accomplishments and acknowledges challenges in the future.
By Anna Kim
Has Gwinnett County been on the right track and up to date in a broad band?
Charlotte Nash, Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, delivered answers in her State of the County Address on the 16th of February, highlighting a number of achievements along with some challenges to come.
Nash declared that Innovation is a hallmark of the Gwinnett success and cited good jobs, workforce, schools, recreational opportunities, exemplary bond rating, and water resources as the core excellence of Gwinnett’s brand.
“We’ve been building this brand over the course of decades, but today I see a strong Gwinnett brand that’s been re-invented,” Nash said. “County’s F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center, the wastewater treatment plant turns byproduct from the treatment process into fertilizer, converts methane into electricity to run the plant. Research institutions and others in water industry are working with Gwinnett County to discover new methods for recycling water and producing clean water more efficiently.”
According to Woods and Poole, Spring 2016 estimate, Gwinnett County’s 2017 population was 939,205. Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investor Services, and S&P Global affirmed Gwinnett’s AAA credit ratings, marking 20 years of Triple-AAA bond ratings.
Now Gwinnett is being a proud cosmopolitan community and people from all over the country and from every corner of the world have moved to Gwinnett.
“Residents and businesses will keep coming here because the remarkable Gwinnett brand is robust excellence in education from Pre-K to PhD, well-trained workforce, healthy community with great public safety and medical services, and an abundance of leisure, recreation, and entertainment opportunities,” said Nash, “Now local governments contribute significantly to Gwinnett’s excellence, and your county government is no exception. We can’t stand still.”
Across county government, Gwinnett county’s departments and staff are consistently identified as the best of the best by their peers, professional organizations, and accreditation programs. This accolade is connected with the community building and making the Gwinnett brand.
Nash notes that Explore Gwinnett takes credit for Infinite Energy Center, the County’s success catalyst.
“We see the Center as the catalyst to create a truly remarkable business and entertainment district unlike anything that exists in Gwinnett now. We believe in this vision so much that we have acquired additional property, contracted to build another entrance and set aside millions of dollars for public investment at the Center.
In a nutshell, the Gwinnett brand is public participation and delivering on promises.
“The best example I can cite is the management of our SPLOST programs, where citizens from varied backgrounds recommend project priorities to the Board of Commissioners, and then county government delivers those projects,” said Nash. “Gwinnett is great and success lives here. We know we can accomplish much more if we all pull together.”
Charlotte Nash, Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, delivers the State of the County Address, highlighting a number of achievements along with some challenges to come.
Charlotte Nash and Gwinnett County Commimmioners have a meeting.
Explore Gwinnett takes credit for Infinite Energy Center, the County’s success catalyst.