Chairman Nash gives big picture view in 2015 State of the County

Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash delivered her fifth annual State of the County speech (read the text or watch the video) on February 19, 2015, at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Accompanied by stunning aerial videos flying over Gwinnett landmarks, she focused on the “big picture” as “a reminder of just how big and complex this community is—and how much opportunity we’re blessed to have.”

She pointed out Gwinnett’s many strategic advantages such as outstanding schools and colleges, housing options, 3,500 miles of roads, national award-winning parks and libraries, ethnic and cultural diversity, and more.

Nash applauded the growth of the film industry at Eagle Rock Studios and the planned Atlanta Media Campus, and Comcast’s recent decision to expand its regional headquarters in Gwinnett. She also congratulated Rock-Tenn on its combination with MeadWestVaco to form a $16 billion global giant.

“Going forward, you can expect to see our efforts broaden and deepen as we emphasize even more support of existing businesses while continuing to cast a global net for new ones,” she said. “We may not win every time, but you can bet we will be in the game.”

Her vision of the future included, “thriving and interesting gateways to Gwinnett… areas that say ‘you just entered Gwinnett and we’re glad you’re here.’”

The State of the County address will be available for viewing on Friday, February 20 at 8:00pm on TVgwinnett, which is accessible onlineon demand, and on the government access cable channels of Charter, Comcast, and AT&T- U-verse.

There is also an informative brochure that details many of Gwinnett County’s accomplishments from last year: State of the County Report.

State of the County Speech

State of the County Report

State of the County Archives