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