Adopted 2017 Budget
CFO/Financial Services Director:
CFO/Financial Services Director : Maria Woods
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, has received certification as a Certified Financial Officer Level II from the University of Georgia, and earned the designation as a Certified Public Finance Officer from the Government Finance Officers Association.
Latest Budget News
Commissioners lower millage rate
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on July 17 adopted 2018 millage rates to fund county services by rolling back the general fund rate by 2.58 percent.
The annual millage rate and individual annual property assessments determine each property owner’s property tax for County operations. Property tax bills also include school taxes, which are usually the larger portion of the total. For properties within certain cities, the tax bill may also include city taxes.
State law requires counties to publish a rollback millage rate for the general fund, which is a rate that would produce the same total revenue as the previous year’s millage rate had no reassessments occurred. A mill is one dollar of tax for every $1,000 of assessed property value.
The 2018 total property tax millage rate for the County is 13.319, as compared to 13.51 for 2017. The millage rates for special service districts created in 2013 and countywide levies for recreation remain unchanged from last year. Millage rates for service districts in Gwinnett are based on property location and county services provided, such as police, fire, and emergency medical. Details can be found here.
Property owners can use a web tool called Where Your Property Taxes Go to see the value they receive in county services plus an estimate of applicable county, schools, and city taxes billed by the tax commissioner. A pie chart shows how the County allocates its portion.
Click here to read more about the 2018 millage rate.
2018 Monthly Financial Status Reports
Previous years’ financial status reports can be found on the Financial Reports: Archive webpage.