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Gwinnett County Recreation Authority

The Gwinnett County Recreation Authority was established in 1975 by Georgia Law. The Authority consists of nine (9) members, two appointed by each District Commissioner and one appointed by the Chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners. A Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary/Treasurer are elected by the Authority. 

  • The Authority shall advertise in the legal organ of Gwinnett County for at least once a week for the three weeks immediately preceding the week in which expires the term of office of any member of the Authority, the name of the member whose term will expire and the date such term expires. The Authority shall advertise in the legal organ of Gwinnett County for at least once a week for two weeks immediately following the week in which occurs a vacancy on the Authority the name of the member who has vacated his position on the Authority and the date such vacancy occurred. Such advertisement shall also give notice that interested persons may apply to the Board of Commissioners of Gwinnett County to request that consideration be given to them for appointment to the Authority
  • The Secretary/Treasurer is not required to be an Authority member and does not have voting rights
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Members serve four-year terms concurrent with the term of the appointing Commissioner. Vacancies are filled in the same manner as the original appointment for any unexpired term.

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  • Members must be residents of Gwinnett County
  • No member of the Board of Commissioners may serve as a member
Responsibilities / Powers

Listed in detail in Municipal Code. Please click here to visit Municode (Part I, Article II, Division 7). Click here for more information on the Recreation Authority.

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Active Members
Appointed By Position Name Representing Term Expires
Chairwoman's Appointment Eric Thigpen 12/31/2024
District 1 Appointment Chairperson Brad Alexander 12/31/2024
District 1 Appointment Pam Cox 12/31/2024
District 2 Appointment Samia Abdulle 12/31/2026
District 2 Appointment Vacant Position 12/31/2026
District 3 Appointment Kyle VanNus 12/31/2024
District 3 Appointment Vice Chairman Norman Carter 12/31/2024
District 4 Appointment Bruce Johnson 12/31/2026
District 4 Appointment Rashida Wilson 12/31/2026