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Redevelopment Agency

The Redevelopment Agency was established in 2008 as the result of a referendum approved by the voters which authorized the use of the Redevelopment Powers Law for Gwinnett County. 

Members serve a four year term

The Agency consists of seven members with four of the members appointed by virtue of their position;

  • one member appointed by the Board of Commissioners;
  • one member appointed by the Community Improvement Districts;
  • one member appointed by the Gwinnett County Board of Education;  
  • Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce’s Vice President for Economic Development;
  • Gwinnett County’s Director of Economic Development;
  • Gwinnett County’s Director of Planning and Development;
  • Gwinnett County’s Chief Financial Officer


Meetings are scheduled as needed and are at 4:00pm at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center located at 75 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30046.  Special meetings are called as needed.

View Notices, Agendas, and Minutes.

Responsibilities / Powers

  • Perform the duties of a delegated Redevelopment Agency as outlined in the Redevelopment Powers Law, O.C.G.A. §36-44-1
  • To redevelop economically depressed areas, and to fund such redevelopment with bonds secured by the increased ad valorem tax revenues from the redeveloped areas
  • To develop and adopt Redevelopment Plans including the identification of any Tax Allocation Districts
  • Redevelopment powers provided in O.C.G.A. §36-44-4, 5 & 6
  • Describe the boundaries of the redevelopment area
  • Prepare redevelopment plans
  • Create tax allocation districts
  • Issue tax allocation bonds
  • Deposit and disburse money to and from the special fund of the TAD
  • Enter contracts, leases, mortgages, finance agreements as necessary and convenient to effectuate the redevelopment plan.  These documents may include restrictions and covenants that run with the land and regulate the use of land
  • Acquire, retain, use and dispose of property
  • All powers of the Urban Redevelopment Law
  • The adoption of the redevelopment plan, the boundaries of the redevelopment area and the TAD, and the issuance of the tax allocation bonds must still be accomplished by the adoption of a resolution of the local government.

Active Members

Appointed By Position Name Representing Term Expires
BoC Appointment Vice Chairperson Chuck Button 12/31/2019
Gwinnett County Board of Education Joe Heffron Incumbent
Chamber of Commerce Vice President-Economic Development Nick Masino Incumbent
Community Improvement Districts Joe Allen 12/31/2017
Gwinnett County's Director of Planning and Development Kathy Holland Incumbent
Gwinnett County Chief Financial Officer Maria Woods Incumbent
Gwinnett County's Director of Economic Development Shantell Wilson Incumbent