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Gwinnett County offers storm debris removal along county, state roads

To assist residents with disposal of yard debris caused by Tropical Storm Irma, Gwinnett County will provide free storm debris removal along county and state roads.
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Gwinnett County sets the standard as a dynamic, vibrant community where all people can enjoy essential economic opportunities, safe neighborhoods, plentiful green space, and recreational facilities. We are committed to partnering with others in our community who share a dedication to making life better for our citizens.

We believe in honesty, fairness, and respect for all.

We believe in stewardship of public resources, protection of the environment, and that all citizens should expect to live and work in a clean and secure community.

We value excellence, creativity, innovation, and new technologies and ideas.

We believe that our government must be customer-focused, fiscally responsible, and deliver services that are among the best in the nation.

Management Profiles

Glenn Stephens County Administrator:

Glenn Stephens


The Board of Commissioners appointed Glenn Stephens as County Administrator in September 2009. Glenn had previously served as Director of Gwinnett County's Planning and Development Department since November 2006. He is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing Gwinnett and DeKalb Counties and several municipalities in Gwinnett County. Prior to his appointment as Planning and Development Director, Glenn was Senior Assistant County Attorney for Gwinnett County and specialized in land use and zoning law and litigation. Glenn's legal career began in 1987 at the Lawrenceville law firm of Tennant, Davidson, Thompson and Sweeny in Lawrenceville. He then moved on to work for DeKalb County's law department representing DeKalb County in its land use litigation until 1998 when he joined Gwinnett County. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Mercer University and a J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University. Glenn and his wife have two sons and have lived in Snellville since 1991. He is active in various church activities.

Phil Hoskins Deputy County Administrator:

Phil Hoskins


Phil Hoskins was appointed Gwinnett County Deputy County Administrator in 2014. Prior to his appointment, he served as Director of Community Services for Gwinnett County for 18 years. His areas of responsibility included Parks and Recreation, Health and Human Services, Cooperative Extension Service, Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, Voter Registration and Elections, and he was the staff liaison with several community service organizations. His more than 35 years of public service experience includes work with local communities in Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Illinois.  

Phil holds a graduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington and undergraduate degree from Georgetown College, Kentucky. He is also a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett and the Atlanta Regional Leadership Institute. He and his wife, Janet, reside in Gwinnett County. He is involved in a number of community organizations.

Joe Sorenson Communications Division Director:

Joe Sorenson


Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and began his career with Gwinnett County in 1991 in the field of video production and cable programming. Joe was instrumental in the formation of the Communications Division, which occurred when three distinct functions – television production, Web site management, and public relations – were folded into one division in 1998. He continued to manage all aspects of the County’s government access cable television station until his appointment as Communications Director. In this capacity, Joe oversees and directs the operation of the County’s primary channels of communication including the Web site (, cable television station (TVgwinnett), citizen information line, and printed publications. The Communications Division provides creative services for other County departments and agencies: research, writing, editing, media relations, photography, video production, event planning, and audiovisual system consultation and management. Joe has steered the successful launch of three phases of the official Gwinnett County Web site, an intranet, and full automation of the cable channel. He is a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Media Communications Association-International, PRSA, and 3CMA. He resides with his wife and twin sons in the Grayson area of Gwinnett County.