Friday, January 18, 2013
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash asked the audience to join her in shaping Gwinnett’s next chapter in her State of the County Address at the Gwinnet Center in Duluth.
Friday, January 18
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash asked every resident and business owner in Gwinnett “to be informed, to get involved, and to stay in touch” with county government this year in her State of the County Address Wednesday (Jan. 16) at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. The sold-out event was hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the Council for Quality Growth. “From the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression to wrongdoing by now-former commissioners, Gwinnett has taken hard hits over the last few years,” Nash said. She pointed to a tax digest that declined four years in a row and is now at the 2005 level. Sales tax revenues dropped from $13 million in 2006 to less than $10 million in 2009, but rose last year to $…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Reduced budget due to continuing declining property values, SDS lawsuit settlement and an expected $2.06 million revenue loss as the result of Peachtree Corners becoming a city.
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash formally presented her proposed fiscal year 2013 budget to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. The proposed budget totals $1.3 billion, which is 8.5 percent lower than this year’s $1.43 billion. Six county residents and business people helped craft the proposed budget by serving on the Chairman’s budget review committee. After hearing presentations from elected officials and department directors, the group studied departmental business plans and revenue projections to make recommendations for the budget. The proposed budget preserves core services, maintains necessary reserves and addresses the impact of some legislated changes. It also adjusts for the loss of revenues resulting from a further…
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The Gwinnett BOC chairman does not know a date, according to a media report.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said a special election will be held to fill the unexpired term of departed Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, according to a media report. WSB-TV made the report in an interview with Nash that was taped Friday. According to the report, Nash does not know when the election will be held, but that it likely will not be before the July 31 primary. The term expires Dec. 31. Also, the District 1 seat held by Lasseter will be vacant for Tuesday's possible vote on Briscoe Field privatization. Lasseter, whose district included Duluth and Suwanee, resigned Thursday after pleading guilty to federal bribery charges. Her term expires Dec. 31. The July 31 primary will determine the next District 1 commissioner. …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Newest contributors include consulting firms.
Charlotte Nash, who is up for re-election this year as chairman of the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners, has listed new campaign donations that push her total to $33,076. The latest disclosure in state records includes some government consulting and lobbying firms. Buford business executive Terri Jondahl, a former chairman of the Gwinnett Chamber, is among the contributors ($250). Also contributing are the following organizations: CH2M Hill ($2,000): This company describes itself as a global company that does consulting as well as design-build projects. "From chemical plants in Buenos Aires to super cleanrooms in Japan, from nuclear cleanup in Colorado to wastewater treatment plants in New Zealand, CH2M HILL's project experience and the …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Residents and business can check out opportunities online.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash announced the official launch of Volunteer Gwinnett during the annual State of the County address Wednesday (Feb. 15) and called on residents, businesses and organizations to get involved. Besides the “feel good” rewards of volunteering, participants in the countywide volunteer program will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how local government impacts the community. The program also helps the county save money. The Volunteer Gwinnett program offers an easy way for interested residents and businesses to read about countywide volunteer opportunities, sign up online, track service hours and submit project requests, according to a press release issued by the county. The program also …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
In the annual State of the County address, Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash says it's been a strong team effort that has helped move county in a positive direction.
Some 500 came to hear Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash deliver the State of the County address on Wednesday at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Nash, who has been at the helm of the county for about a year after winning the chairman's seat in a special election in March 2011, was quick to point out that it was a team effort that has helped see the county through some of the toughest economic times in recent history. "It takes all of us working as a team to move the county in the right direction," said Nash. The chairman acknowledged the challenges of managing through the affects of the nation's recession. "It's tempting to see nothing but the obvious results of a worldwide economic downturn," said Nash …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Some prominent names are providing financial support to the current Gwinnett chairman and the announced District 1 hopeful.
Charlotte Nash has said that it is "too early" for a formal announcement about whether she will run for re-election as chairman of the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners. However, she already is accepting campaign contributions targeted for 2012. Also, Suwanee City Council member Jace Brooks has several financial backers as he prepares to seek the District 1 seat currently held by Shirley Lasseter. According to records with the Georgia Board of Ethics, Nash's re-election effort has contributions from Lake Lanier magnate and Suwanee resident Virgil Williams ($250 on Nov. 17, 2011) and prominent Suwanee businessman Richard Tucker ($1,000 on Nov. 17). Also backing Nash financially is Suwanee CPA Laurie McClain ($150 on Nov. 17), who also has …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The chairman of the BOC will make the address at a Gwinnett Chamber meeting.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Gwinnett Board Of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash will make the annual State Of The County speech on Wednesday, Feb. 15, as part of a Gwinnett Chamber Of Commerce program. The event/speech will be at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nash was elected in 2011 to fill the unexpired term of former Chairman Charles Bannister, who resigned amid a grand-jury probe into questionable land deals. Nash therefore will be up for re-election in 2012. She has said that it is "too early" to make a formal announcement about her plans. The event is open to the public, registration is required: Cost: Chamber and Council Members: $75 per person/$750 per table; Non-Members: $100 per person/$1000 per table. Registration deadline is …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Gwinnett begins planning for fiscal year 2012.
Gwinnett County had to close a large budget gap in the current fiscal year, and it won't get easier for fiscal year 2012. County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said Tuesday that budget planners are looking at a revenue shortfall of about $30 million as they plan for the next fiscal year. Nash cited the continued decline in the Gwinnett tax digest and uncertain funding from the state as factors for the shortfall. Nash, speaking Tuesday as budget review plans began in Lawrenceville, said that revenue projections are "not hard and fast." Also, planners have to deal with both the operating budget and capital expenditures. "Capital spending is the wild card," Nash said. "It's harder to tie down." This is Nash's first budget since she was …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Tax commissioner's office seeks additional staff for delinquent collections.
Updated Sept. 8, 2011. Gwinnett County began its budget process for the coming fiscal year Tuesday by hearing a request from the tax commissioner's office, the chief bill collector for the government and Gwinnett schools. Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash and Chief Financial Officer Aaron Bovos were among those at the session at the Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville, along with a hand-selected citizen review panel. Steele, whose department collects both property taxes and vehicle license fees, said his department wants an $11.1 million budget for FY 2012. The commissioner wants to add up to four full-time staffers to seek deliquent taxes from businesses. "Business inventory is much easier to walk (without paying …