Volunteerism/Partnerships

County, Cities Collaborate on Regional Transportation Project List
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted April 7, 2011

Local governments were asked to submit potential transportation projects for consideration in advance of a referendum for a 10-year, 1 percent regional transportation sales tax to be considered by voters in 2012. The submitted list will first be reviewed by the Georgia DOT Planning Director Todd Long, who will provide the Metro Atlanta Regional Roundtable with an unconstrained list for funding consideration. The project selection process for the referendum will include substantial public involvement and will continue throughout the summer and fall of this year.

Gwinnett County, the cities, and four Community Improvement Districts (CIDs) worked together to create a comprehensive, combined list. Gwinnett County submitted projects from the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), which is part of the County’s 2030 Unified Plan adopted in 2009. The cities and CIDs selected projects based on the CTP, corridor studies, and other approved studies. Gwinnett County did not attempt to prioritize the list or constrain it financially.

To find out more about this partnership, please read the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here


Gwinnett County Forms Partnership to Cut Spending
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted March 11, 2011
With help from sponsors and in partnership with the County, the Grayson Athletic Association is now making the necessary repairs to the ball fields at Bay Creek Park. The group raised and donated $9,000 to help renovate all six infields.

To find out more about this partnership, please read the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


Parks and Recreation Recognizes Volunteers
Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted February 15, 2011
On February 1, Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation recognized 11,000 dedicated volunteers the Presidential Volunteer Services Awards. In 2010, volunteers donated more than 100,000 hours of service, which saved Gwinnett citizens over $2 million.

To find out more about the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, please read the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


Fire and EMS Honors Citizen Academy Volunteers
Gwinnett County Recommendation Update

Posted February 15, 2011
On Tuesday, January 4, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services honored 50 volunteers from the Citizen Fire Academy. In 2010, those 50 volunteers participated in 125 programs such as CPR training and renovation of the Youth Fire Safety Training facility, contributing a total of 2,965 hours. These contributions saved the County approximately $100,000.

To find out how you can volunteer with Fire and Emergency Services, please click here.

Gwinnett Daily Post also covered the recognition of these volunteers. To read the full article, please click here.


Thank You Volunteers!

Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted: October 11, 2010
On October 2, volunteers donated over 100 hours of service for Perk-Up Pinckneyville, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, the Gwinnett Parks Foundation, Gwinnett Great Days of Service, and Hands on Atlanta. The project included a beautiful mural at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center game room and renovation of a raised outdoor garden. Children, teens, adults, and seniors came together as a team and using the plants, paint, mulch, and planting needs donated, completed the Perk-Up Pinckneyville project.

To read more about this joint effort, please view the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.

County Extends Study of Ronald Reagan Parkway

Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted: September 8, 2010
Gwinnett commissioners agreed to extend a contract for technical, environmental, financial, and public feasibility studies for a proposed three-mile extension of Ronald Reagan Parkway that would connect it to Interstate 85. The contractor, Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc., requested additional time at no extra cost to the County.

The public-private partnership approach allows the County to use private sector funding to deliver vital infrastructure faster and more efficiently than it could with public funding alone.

To read more about this partnership, please view the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


Duncan Creek Park Gets Artificial Multi-Purpose Field

Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted: August 18, 2010
Mill Creek Athletic Association and other community members officially opened the 144,000 square foot multi-purpose artificial turf field at Duncan Creek Park on Saturday, August 14 during their 2010 Football Jamboree. The field was dedicated to District 4 Commissioner, Kevin Kenerly, by Mill Creek Athletic Association.

To read more about this generous donation and partnership, please view the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.


Partnerships Provide New, Better Facilities

Gwinnett County Press Release

Posted: June 23, 2010
The Engage Gwinnett Committee encouraged the Board of Commissioners to consider public/private partnerships in the recommendations they presented in April 2010.

Since then, the Board of Commissioners has agreed to let the Gwinnett Archery Club use County land to provide recreational archery opportunities for Gwinnett Citizens.

Another community partnership will provide a hockey scoreboard at Pinckneyville Park in Norcross. Commissioners accepted a $3,500 donation from Peachtree Boosters Club, one of 26 volunteer-run youth athletic associations that partner with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.

To read more on these partnerships, please view the Gwinnett County press release by clicking here.

 


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