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2018 budget proposal focuses on safety, quality of life among other priorities
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash presented the Chairman’s Proposed Budget for 2018 to the district commissioners during a briefing on Tuesday, November 28. The $1.67 billion proposed budget is up about seven percent from this year, primarily due to transfers for capital improvements and increased costs for salaries and benefits. The proposed 2018 budget consists of a $1.28 billion operating budget and $390 million for capital improvements, including SPLOST-funded projects.

Nash pointed out that the budget starts with the base funding required to maintain core county services such as the jail, courts, police and fire protection, roads, transit and water. The base budget along with additions for new or ongoing initiatives reflects priorities set by the Board of Commissioners last spring and focuses funding increases on initiatives in those areas.

“This proposed balanced budget continues Gwinnett’s tradition of conservative budgeting based on multi-year planning,” said Nash. “In addition, the proposed 2018 budget maintains adequate reserves, uses pay-as-you-go financing for capital improvements and also sets aside money for future obligations.”

Read more about the proposed 2018 budget here.

Commissioners will take oral or written public comments at a public hearing on Monday, December 4 at 7:00pm in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center auditorium, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville, and online through December 31 before adopting a final balanced budget on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Proposed 2018 budget at a glance
Proposed 2018 budget resolution summary
Budget highlights presentation
Online comment form
Video: Proposed 2018 Gwinnett County Budget

Guide to the Budget

Learn about the County's budget and capital improvement program. Visit the Financial Reports: Archive webpage to view previous years’ budget documents.