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(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 30, 2010) – The volunteers who serve on Engage Gwinnett will hold their  13th full meeting on Wednesday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The six-month long initiative aims to involve and engage the community in county budget decision-making.

Meetings of the 42-member citizens committee on the future of Gwinnett County, which have been held every two weeks since October, are open to the public. Committee members hear from elected officials, County staff and local residents and participate in group discussions. On Wednesday the full committee will meet as a group to hear work group presentations on draft recommendations for the five-year budget as projected and potential scenarios for how to fill the gap if the tax digest drops by 10 percent. Work teams will then meet to finalize their recommendations for the Board of Commissioners on desired services, service levels and revenues for the next five years. Two additional meetings of the committee will be held, on Tuesday, April 13 and on Friday, April 23. Both of these meetings will be held from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., also at the Gwinnett Center.

A community meeting will be held on Saturday, April 17 before the committee presents its findings to the Board of Commissioners. A report on the committee’s recommendations will be complete by the end of April.
Engage Gwinnett is a partnership between Gwinnett County government and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Mike Levengood of McKenna Long & Aldridge and Bill McCargo with the Atlanta Education Fund are volunteer leaders who co-chair the committee. Engage Gwinnett seeks common ground, workable solutions and compromises as necessary for the greater good of the community to help guide the County government through the recession and its aftermath.

Video coverage and meeting materials are available here and on government-access television TVgwinnett, cable channel 23. Engage Gwinnett also has Facebook and Twitter links.


Lawrenceville, Ga., March 16, 2010) – The volunteers who serve on Engage Gwinnett will hold their  12th full meeting on Wednesday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The six-month long initiative aims to involve and engage the community in county budget decision-making.

Meetings of the 42-member citizens committee on the future of Gwinnett County have been held every two weeks and are open to the public. Committee members hear from elected officials, County staff and local residents and participate in group discussions. On Wednesday the full committee will meet together briefly and then break into work groups to continue deliberations about their specific study areas. Committee members will complete their final recommendations for the Board of Commissioners on desired services, service levels and revenues for the next five years. Members have also been charged with coming up with recommendations for a worse-case-scenario in the event the tax digest continues to decrease in the coming years.

A community meeting will be held next month before the committee presents its findings to the Board of Commissioners. A report on the committee’s recommendations will be complete by the end of April.

Engage Gwinnett is a partnership between Gwinnett County government and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Mike Levengood of McKenna Long & Aldridge and Bill McCargo with the Atlanta Education Fund are volunteer leaders who co-chair the committee. Engage Gwinnett seeks common ground, workable solutions and compromises as necessary for the greater good of the community to help guide the County government through the recession and its aftermath.

Video coverage and meeting materials are available here and on government-access television TVgwinnett, cable channel 23. Engage Gwinnett also has Facebook and Twitter links.


(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 2, 2010) – The volunteers who serve on Engage Gwinnett will hold their  11th full meeting on Wednesday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. The meeting will not be held should Gwinnett County Public Schools close on Wednesday due to winter weather conditions.

The six-month long initiative aims to involve and engage the community in county budget decision-making. Meetings of the 42-member citizens committee on the future of Gwinnett County have been held every two weeks and are open to the public. Committee members hear from elected officials, County staff and local residents and participate in group discussions.

On Wednesday the full committee will hear reports on the Feb. 17 meeting by work group representatives and then break into their work groups to continue deliberations about their specific study areas. Committee members will take into consideration the public input gained from four community meetings held last month as they begin to refine their recommendations for the Board of Commissioners on desired services, service levels and revenues for the next five years.

A final community meeting will be held in April before the committee’s findings are presented to the Board of Commissioners. A report on the committee’s recommendations will be complete by the end of April.

Engage Gwinnett is a partnership between Gwinnett County government and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Mike Levengood of McKenna Long & Aldridge and Bill McCargo with the Atlanta Education Fund are volunteer leaders who co-chair the committee. Engage Gwinnett seeks common ground, workable solutions and compromises as necessary for the greater good of the community to help guide the County government through the recession and its aftermath.

Video coverage and meeting materials are available here and on government-access television TVgwinnett, cable channel 23. Engage Gwinnett also has Facebook and Twitter links.

 
 
 

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