(Lawrenceville, Ga., April 13, 2010) - The public is invited to the final community meeting of the Engage Gwinnett citizens committee before the group presents its recommendations on future County services, service levels and revenue sources to the Board of Commissioners. The drop-in style meeting will be on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Commissioners will get the committee's final recommendations on April 27.
Meeting materials and video summaries of past meetings, including a series of four public meetings held last February, are available online at www.engagegwinnett.com. Four work groups have developed both status quo and declining revenue scenario recommendations for community services, law enforcement and judiciary, fire and emergency, internal services, and development and infrastructure.
The committee of 42 citizen volunteers represents 30 stakeholder groups in the community plus 10 self-selected citizen representatives. Their review process began last year at a public meeting on Sept. 9, 2009.
Engage Gwinnett is a partnership between Gwinnett County government and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Mike Levengood of McKenna Long & Aldridge and Bill McCargo with the Atlanta Education Fund are co-chairs of the committee, which seeks common ground, workable solutions and compromises as necessary for the greater good of the community to help guide the County government through the recession and its aftermath and over the next five years.