Last summer, I wrote about the Connect Gwinnett: Transit Plan, the County’s first major look at transit since the launch of Gwinnett County Transit in 2001. In the time that has passed, the planning team has been hard at work analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, information, feedback, and other details to begin to shape draft recommendations for the County’s transit future.
County Business – Charlotte Nash
Gwinnett County has seen tremendous growth and change in the past 50 years. As we reflect on our first two centuries during the County’s Bicentennial this year, I can think of no better time to be planning for the year 2040 in this great County!
This was a busy summer of groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings as we continue to deliver new SPLOST-funded projects to make our county a better place to live, work and play.
You’re invited to a birthday party. With a million or so other people. And it will last for an entire year. How’s that for a celebration!
Work is now underway on a Comprehensive Transit Development Plan to review existing Gwinnett Transit service and recommend ways to make it better.
Twenty-one years ago, many of us were excited that the 1996 Summer Olympics tennis venue was in Gwinnett County at the edge of Stone Mountain Park. After Andre Agassi and Lindsay Davenport both won gold that summer, the tennis stadium began a decades-long downward slide that eluded all attempts at revitalization.
Since first taking office in 2011, I have made it a priority to find ways to involve a wide variety of Gwinnett residents in county government. It started out with a program called Volunteer Gwinnett that had a goal of engaging residents in meaningful way to help Gwinnett County provide essential services. Now we have a robust and growing community outreach program.
With Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, Gwinnett’s older adult population continues to grow. In fact, residents over the age of 65 numbered about 80,000 in 2015, a 45 percent jump from just five years earlier.
With the arrival of cooler weather, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy Gwinnett County’s outstanding parks. There’s truly something for everyone.