(Lawrenceville, Ga., April 18, 2017) –The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners mapped out priorities and strategies for the coming year on some of the County’s most pressing issues at a retreat in Athens March 30-31. 

“This was a very productive couple of days,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “These retreats allow commissioners and senior staff to sit down in an informal setting, share their concerns, think about what’s working and what’s not, and determine what our challenges and opportunities are. Then, the Board of Commissioners comes together to hammer out what our priorities should be and sets common goals.” 

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Top priorities for 2018 are:

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Although no official votes are taken, the County Commission consensus on priorities guides staff in preparing for the next year’s budget.

The retreat was facilitated by Mara O. Shaw and Langford D. Holbrook of the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Mathew Hauer of CVIOG presented an analysis of Gwinnett County demographics.