RE-WATCH The 2024 State of Gwinnett County Address

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, the Council for Quality Growth and the Gwinnett Chamber hosted the 2024 State of Gwinnett County at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville. Over 1,000 Council and Chamber members, elected officials, businesses, residents, county staff, and partners of Gwinnett County gathered to hear the Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson’s annual state of the county address. The breakfast program was presented by Axis Companies and HNTB.

Chairwoman Hendrickson began her annual address by walking through a ‘door of opportunity’ on stage as she set the tone of her vision for Gwinnett. In the final year of her first term as Chair of the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners, Nicole Love Hendrickson is set upon maintaining the county’s status as a “benchmark community,” claiming it is her “greatest responsibility to ensure Gwinnett remains a community where potential and promise come together.” She highlighted the strength of the county by metrics of resident’s safety, financial strength, and overall quality of life. In the last year, the county has made intentional investments in public safety, balanced their budget with sufficient financial reserves, made historic investments in infrastructure, and maintained triple AAA bond ratings across the board. They’ve relieved the tax burden on residents with $759 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) revenue dedicated to quality-of-life projects in communities. The Chairwoman reported over 1,400 new jobs last year, and she highlighted initiatives to fight food insecurity, address mental health issues, and provide greater access to jobs. “Putting people first is not just a policy priority, but a moral imperative,” she stated. “Gwinnett is at its best when it is a place for everyone.”

Special thanks to our co-host the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and all of our sponsors.

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Re-Watch the 2024 State of Gwinnett County Address