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  • CFO/Financial Services Director:
    Maria Woods

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    CFO/Financial Services Director : Maria Woods

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    Maria Woods has served as Director of Financial Services since December 2010 and was named Chief Financial Officer in April 2014. Her 30 years of experience in local government includes her tenure with Gwinnett County, which began in October 1997. She has provided training services for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government Certified Financial Officers Association and previously was a reviewer for the Government Financial Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association.

    Maria earned a master's degree in business administration from Brenau University and a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Georgia. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia and has received certification as a Certified Financial Officer Level II from the University of Georgia.




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About Us
The Department of Financial Services oversees the financial operations of Gwinnett County in compliance with state and federal laws, ensuring fiscal responsibility and superior bond ratings.  Department functions include, but are not limited to: financial record administration, budget administration and preparation, grant management and oversight, cash and investment management, vendor and employee payment, debt issuance and monitoring management, self-insurance and liability programs management, procurement and contracts operations management, tax assessor administration, and strategic program design and deployment.


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Latest Budget News
Five residents serving on 2016 budget review team

Five Gwinnett residents are serving on Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash’s 2016 budget review team. They will set priorities and make recommendations for next year’s budget. “I am grateful that these five knowledgeable and thoughtful residents have agreed to serve in this capacity,” said Nash. “It is important for the public to have input in local government decisions, and I look forward to working with these individuals and our staff to listen to departmental needs and plans, review revenue projections and develop the 2016 budget.

The citizen members are Mark Brock, Lisa Burleson, Burt Manning, Santiago Marquez, and Latabia Woodward. Brock, Manning, and Woodward are returning for another year of service. Woodward and Burleson are alumni of the first Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy class held in the spring. Brock serves as building maintenance director for Gwinnett County Public Schools, Burleson is a retired Gwinnett County Public Schools district level administrator, Manning retired as a real estate appraiser and assessment administrator, Marquez is CFO/VP of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Woodward serves as a strategic planning principal for Georgia Power.

County departments and agencies presented their business plans and financial resource requests to the review team the week of August 31, 2015. The videotaped presentations are available to the public on the TVgwinnett government-access cable television channel and on demand on this website.

The Chairman’s 2016 budget proposal will be available to the public and news media at the same time it is presented to commissioners on November 17, 2015. A public hearing will be held on December 7, 2015. By Gwinnett County ordinance, the Board of Commissioners must adopt the annual budget during its first meeting in January 2016.

Information about the 2015 budget
Board sets 2015 millage rate
Board adopts balanced 2015 budget

2015 Monthly Financial Status Reports
The Gwinnett County Department of Financial Services prepares a monthly financial report that provides a summary of revenues and expenditures for all County operating funds. The purpose of this report is to provide timely information on the status of budgeted and actual revenues and expenditures.

Previous years’ financial status reports can be found on the Financial Reports: Archive webpage.  

Budget and Financial Reports

SPLOST Annual Report

Archived Budget Reports
Visit the Financial Reports: Archives webpage to view a five-year history of budget reports.