Category: Gwinnett


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– In her first State of the County address, Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson on Wednesday (March 3) lauded the county’s pursuit of excellence called the “Gwinnett Standard.” “You may not have heard the phrase the ‘Gwinnett Standard,’ but I can guarantee you’ve felt it,” Hendrickson said. “What’s normal here would be awesome […]


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on March 2  unanimously approved a resolution asking the county’s delegation to the General Assembly to adjust the salary of the commission chair to match that of sheriffs of large jurisdictions.   The measure would change the chair’s salary from $74,266 to $136,011, the base salary of […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 26, 2021

  Get a behind-the-scenes look at their County government   Applications are now open for Gwinnett Community Outreach’s signature programs, and those interested in a behind-the-scenes look at their local government are invited to apply. Last fall, 25 participants graduated from the Gwinnett 101 Citizens Academy’s 11th cohort, the only cohort in 2020 due to […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – In the face of a surging number of cases of COVID-19, Gwinnett County is requiring face masks or face coverings for all visitors and employees while inside county buildings and facilities effective Tuesday, Jan. 26. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Gwinnett leads the state in total number of cases […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 21, 2021

The Gwinnett County Department of Community Services has combined its Gwinnett L.I.F.E., Gwinnett Extend and OneSTOP program guides into one publication called InGwinnett to make it easier for residents to learn about programs, events and experiences in our community. Published twice times a year, InGwinnett features information about six months’ worth of Community Services’ aquatic […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 19, 2021

  Lawsuit brought by Solicitor-General to determine monument’s ultimate fate   LAWRENCEVILLE– The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners(BOC) on Tuesday (Jan. 19)  approved a resolution to relocate a Confederate monument to storage while court proceedings — which will ultimately determine its fate — continue. The 28-year-old monument sits on the grounds of Gwinnett County’s Historic […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 16, 2020

        County officials seek to bring new life to stalled shopping district through strategic investment and planning   The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved the Urban Redevelopment Agency of Gwinnett County’s (URA) purchase of 39 acres of the Gwinnett Place Mall site. The property is being purchased for $23 million from […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 3, 2020

  Georgia’s motor vehicle system will be updated and unavailable for six-day period   LAWRENCEVILLE—Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner Richard Steele is advising Gwinnett residents that the state’s motor vehicle system will be unavailable Jan. 13-18 while it is being updated, which means no tag or title work can be processed during that time. “Gwinnett residents […]

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