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Friday August 23rd, 2019 3:13AM

Gwinnett Commission chair seems optimistic about county future

Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash gave her State of the County address this past week.
 
In the half hour speech at Infinite Energy Center Nash said the county has moved from a rural outskirt to being a dynamic community. 
 
"We are not a bedroom anymore, we are an employment center and a destination," Nash said. "Yet 200 years after our founding, we remain a community of pioneers."
 
Nash said much of Gwinnett's current growth and success has much to do with the current six year Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. She says the SPLOST has financed the Justice and Administration Center Expansion, police precincts , fire stations, libraries, parks and transportation improvements.
 
Nash says the projected population of Gwinnett County is expected to exceed 1.5 million people by 2040. 
 
With that in mind, Nash says she has a goal of presenting a viable transit approach and present it to voters in the near future.
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Gwinnett Commission chair seems optimistic about county future
Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash gave her State of the County address this past week.
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