Engage Gwinnett Final Report

The Engage Gwinnett Committee presented its final recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

To read the Final Report of Engage Gwinnett, please click here.

To view the full video summary of the final report presentation on April 27, 2010, please click here.

To view the media briefing from April 27, 2010, please click here.

To view the Engage Gwinnett meeting videos and full video summaries from the community meetings, please visit the Meeting Summaries page.

To view Gwinnett County’s final report on Engage Gwinnett and Excellence Through Innovation recommendations, please click here.

Engage Gwinnett Resolution to the Board of Commissioners

At its final approval meeting on April 23, 2010, Engage Gwinnett members unanimously approved a resolution to the Board of Commissioners recommending that the Engage Gwinnett process be used in future important community decisions:

We the members of the Engage Gwinnett Committee on the Future of Gwinnett County, do hereby recommend to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners that Gwinnett County continue to inform, educate, and involve its citizens through the Engage Gwinnett process. The purpose is and shall continue to be to involve the community to assist County elected officials and staff in making decisions as they seek common ground, workable solutions, and compromises as necessary to offer recommendations for the greater good of the community.

Technology task force reports on findings

A task force was set up in the last quarter of 2010 to explore how technology improvements could create efficiencies, increase productivity, expand partnerships, and/or create costs savings in the local government delivered its final report to Gwinnett County officials on May 17, 2011. The Excellence Through Innovation project was a follow-up effort to the Engage Gwinnett citizens committee that reported its findings on County operations and budget issues in April 2010.

After reviewing technology related suggestions from Engage Gwinnett and the County’s information technology strategic plan, the task force divided itself into two committees. One studied new technologies and opportunities while the other focused on budget and efficiency.

To read the Final Report of the Excellence Through Innovation Task Force, please click here.

To view the Excellence Through Innovation Task Force presentation, please click here.

Gwinnett County’s final report on Engage Gwinnett recommendations

On August 15, 2012, Gwinnett County released a final report to the recommendations made by both Engage Gwinnett and its technology-focused offshoot, the Excellence Though Innovation Task Force. Although formal reporting is ending, the valuable contributions by these citizens and their ideas will live on.

By the time of the final report, Gwinnett County had taken action on approximately three-quarters of the recommendations made by Engage Gwinnett and pledged that progress will continue on the remaining recommendations. Those actions reduced annual spending by millions of dollars and created new sources of income for county government, offsetting declining tax revenues.

Another significant result of Engage Gwinnett was a follow-up review of the County’s computer systems, policies, and processes conducted by a group of outside volunteers with relevant knowledge and experience. The Excellence Through Innovation recommendations were aimed at maximizing efficiency and prioritizing long-term information technology goals. The County had accepted and acted on approximately one-third of those suggestions by the publication of the final report; progress will continue on the remaining recommendations.

Together, these two teams of citizen volunteers had a significant impact on County operations and finances. They donated countless hours of valuable time and brought a variety of outside perspectives and priorities to the table. Yet again, the Gwinnett County community pulled together to weather a perfect storm of global recession and falling tax revenues with a steadily growing population and increased needs for services.

For many years to come, we will continue to feel the impact of budget cuts resulting from these recommendations. Gwinnett is now on a more sustainable path of less costly and increasingly efficient government that provides a firm foundation for future growth of our local economy.

This was a very challenging and time-consuming process, and the Board of Commissioners has expressed deep appreciation for the support of everyone involved.

To view Gwinnett County’s final report on Engage Gwinnett and Excellence Through Innovation recommendations, please click here.

To view a separate report on each of the work groups, please select from the following:

Community Services
Development and Infrastructure
Fire and Emergency Services
Internal Services
Law Enforcement and Judiciary
Excellence Through Innovation


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