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New Members on the Chairman’s Budget Review Committee

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- Six Gwinnett residents will serve on the Chairman’s budget review committee to help set priorities and seek ways to prioritize spending in county government operations and capital improvement plans. Board of Commissioners Chairman Charles Bannister announced the six members on Tuesday, saying he increased the number from two in previous years in response to rising public interest.

The committee members are: Sam Brownlee, retired Fulton County Administrator; attorney Dan King of King and Spalding; attorney Michael Levengood of McKenna Long and Aldridge; Laurie McClain, a CPA with McClain & Company, PC; Southern Company’s Herman Pennamon; and Wayne Sikes, Gwinnett Hospital System board member.

Beaudreau Holds September Constituent Meeting

Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau’s next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Harbins Park Pavilion at 2995 Luke Edwards Road in Dacula. Commissioner Beaudreau will meet with constituents from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Gwinnett County’s Commission District 3 covers the eastern part of the county from the Highway 78 corridor north to I-85, and includes the cities of Snellville, Loganville, Grayson, Dacula and Auburn.

Snellville hires Van Otteren as Economic Development Manager

Mr. Eric Van Otteren has been appointed to serve as the Economic Development Manager for the city of Snellville.

Eric holds an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture and Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from Ohio State University.  Eric is a Certified Business Advisor from the University of Findley College Of Business. He most recently was employed with the City of Brunswick, GA as Economic Development Director and Community Development Director. 

Van Otteren has worked at the local, regional and state level in the economic development arena.  He brings a wealth of experience to our city and is eager to help Snellville move into the future. 

No More Lines, perhaps

Gwinnett County has recieved its allotment of electronic bar code scanners for use in the upcoming November election. The scanners will instantly compare poll book information with a potential voter’s driver’s license identification.

Gwinnett Elections Director Lynn Ledford says, “The current process takes poll workers at least 10 to 15 seconds each to look up voters in the electronic poll book and compare their identification to our records of registered voters".

Voters must still fill out a voter’s certificate at the polling place, and poll workers will still check photo identification.