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To enhance the quality of life and property values in Gwinnett County by planning for growth and enforcing construction and environmental standards for development in new and revitalizing residential and non-residential neighborhoods.

To protect the natural environment and facilitate the creation of a built environment desired by the citizens of Gwinnett County through planning and development review.

Integrity: We are committed to conducting business responsibly with integrity through planning, reviewing, and monitoring of development.

Responsiveness: We will endeavor to provide quality service to our customers in a timely manner.

Excellence: We will strive to maintain an excellent standard of service to our customers while committing ourselves to act with courtesy and professionalism.

Teamwork: We will encourage and support an environment where team members bring individual strengths and talents to work together to meet our unified goal of superior customer service.

Management Profiles

Kathy Holland Director:

Kathy Holland


Kathy was appointed director of the Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development in July 2016. She began her career with Gwinnett County as a senior development review analyst, a position she held for 15 years before leaving to start her own consulting business in 1997. After five years in the private sector, Kathy returned to Gwinnett County in February 2002 as development review manager. She was promoted to development division director in January 2005 and then became the department’s deputy director in March 2014.  Born in Geauga County, Ohio, Kathy moved to Georgia with her family in 1968. She presently lives in Pendergrass and is married with two children and five grandchildren.