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
Board sets 2019 millage rate the same as last year
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, July 16 adopted the same general fund millage rate as last year, 7.209 mills. The Board originally advertised setting a higher millage rate at 7.4 mills and took public comments at three public hearings and online. Details
Commissioners adopt 2019 budget focused on safety, quality of life
The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners adopted a $1.82 billion budget for 2019 on January 3, 2019. Board members held a public hearing on the budget in December and accepted comments in writing and online before making their final decision.
The operating budget, excluding transfers between funds, is up about 4.8 percent. Much of the increase in the operating budget is related to increased personnel costs as the County adds necessary personnel and addresses compensation issues. The budget includes a $1.39 billion operating budget and $438 million for capital improvements, including SPLOST-funded projects.
Nash said the annual budget starts with base funding to maintain core county services such as police and fire protection, jail, courts, roads, transit and water. Additions for new or ongoing initiatives reflect priorities set by the Board of Commissioners last spring.
“This budget continues Gwinnett's tradition of conservative budgeting based on multi-year planning,” said Nash. “It maintains adequate reserves, uses pay-as-you-go financing for capital improvements and also sets aside money for future obligations.”
Five residents served on the budget review committee. They listened to budget requests from department directors and elected officials, studied business plans, budget needs and revenue projections, and made recommendations to Nash for the 2019 budget.
A link to the 2019 Budget Document is shown below.
2019 Monthly Financial Status Reports
2018 Monthly Financial Status Reports
- December Financial Status Report
- November Financial Status Report
- October Financial Status Report
- September Financial Status Report
- August Financial Status Report
- July Financial Status Report
- June Financial Status Report
- May Financial Status Report
- April Financial Status Report
- March Financial Status Report
- February Financial Status Report
- January Financial Status Report