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!

Gwinnett County will be 200 years old next year – on December 15, 2018, to be exact. We have organized an advisory committee to start a celebration countdown this December, ending with the big day a year later. We are inviting everyone who lives or works in Gwinnett to participate in some way.

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Charlotte J. Nash, Chairman - Gwinnett County Board of CommissionersCharlotte J. Nash, Chairman - Gwinnett County Board of CommissionersA good place to start is the new website for the bicentennial, www.gwinnett200.com. It has a calendar of bicentennial events and a form you can use to register related events. Any event that builds community spirit and celebrates the strengths of Gwinnett County is welcome. The easy, online form prompts you to provide the basic details of your event.

The new website also lists the members of the advisory committee along with photos, resources, and ways to get involved in the celebration.

When Gwinnett County was formed by the state legislature in 1818, they named it for Button Gwinnett, one of three men from Georgia who signed the Declaration of Independence. We have a fascinating history, but everyone who lived through our first century is gone. Now it’s up to each of us to take part in documenting and celebrating our second century and looking ahead with optimism to our third. 

Let’s celebrate how far our remarkable community has come and make some memories that they’ll still be talking about a hundred years from now.