One of the best parts of my job is getting to recognize county employees for doing terrific work. Last month, I had the pleasure of presenting our Department of Fire and Emergency Services with the American Red Cross Good Neighbor Award, which is given to organizations that build strong, safe, and vibrant neighborhoods and promote volunteerism.

Sports writers call the Gwinnett Braves and other baseball players “the boys of summer” for good reason, but as school starts up for another year, Gwinnett County is preparing for lots of other sports as well at our 46 nationally recognized county parks, aquatic centers and historic sites.