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We believe in stewardship of public resources, protection of the environment, and that all citizens should expect to live and work in a clean and secure community.
We value excellence, creativity, innovation, and new technologies and ideas.
We believe that our government must be customer-focused, fiscally responsible, and deliver services that are among the best in the nation.
Glenn's legal career began in 1987 at the Lawrenceville law firm of Tennant, Davidson, Thompson and Sweeny in Lawrenceville. He then moved on to work for DeKalb County's law department representing DeKalb County in its land use litigation until 1998 when he joined Gwinnett County. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Mercer University and a J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University. Glenn and his wife have two sons and have lived in Snellville since 1991. He is active in various church activities.
Deputy County Administrator/Chief Financial Officer:
Maria became Deputy County Administrator in addition to her role as Chief Financial Officer in July 2020. She was named CFO in 2014 after spending the previous three years leading Gwinnett’s Department of Financial Services. Since joining Gwinnett County in 1997, she served as deputy finance director and accounting director. Maria earned a master's degree in business administration from Brenau University and a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Georgia. In her 30 years of experience in local government, 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. Maria is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association.
Voter Registrations and Elections Supervisor:
Zach Manifold was appointed to serve as the County’s Elections Supervisor by the Gwinnett County Board of Elections in 2021. He is responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of the Voter Registrations and Elections Division. Zach is an innovative and experienced administrator who works in a nonpartisan manner to run fair, open, accessible, and secure elections for Gwinnett citizens. He received a bachelor's degree in political science from The Ohio State University in 2004. In 2013, Zach became a Certified Elections Registration Administrator through the National Association of Election Officials, also known as the Election Center, and Auburn University. Zach has a wealth of elections administration experience including as a Board Member, Manager of Absentee and Early Voting, and Interim Director with the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio.
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Executive Director:
A lifelong resident of Gwinnett, Schelly was appointed executive director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful in 2016, where she had served as community outreach and human resources manager from 2007-2009.
She joined Gwinnett County’s Solid Waste Management Division in 2010 focused on marketing, education, public forums and community outreach. Promoted to section manager in 2014, Schelly managed daily operations of the division and call center, the residential and commercial solid waste plans, recycling programs, and contracts.
Schelly is an Auburn University, LEAD Academy and Leadership Gwinnett graduate who uses more than 20 years of experience in networking and building relationships to inspire others to accomplish incredible things.
Schelly lives in Dacula with her two sons.
Director of Internal Audit:
Mark Brown joined Gwinnett County as Director of Internal Audit in 2016. His 30-plus years of experience in accounting and internal audit include serving as director of internal audit at Aaron’s Inc. and associate director of internal audit at AT&T. He has also worked in the public accounting sector, specializing in financial services for federal governmental entities. Mark earned an MBA from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Millsaps College. He is a Certified Public Accountant.