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Gwinnett County: Building Bridges

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Government Outreach Connects Leadership with Residents

“Engaging Our Community One Citizen at a Time”
Twice a year, Gwinnett County offers a free 10-week Citizens Academy that improves residents’ understanding of local government, increases the quality and quantity of citizen participation, and strengthens the lines of communication between residents, business owners, students and their local government. Participants receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the county provides high-quality services to the community by interacting with government leaders and learning about all facets of county government. Interested candidates should complete an application by visiting www.Gwinnett101.com. You must be 18+ and a Gwinnett County resident, business owner or student enrolled in a Gwinnett college or university.

Dinner and Dialogue with Chairman Nash
Once a month, a group as small as ten people will get the unique opportunity to have meaningful dialogue, in-depth conversations and discussions on community issues and concerns with Chairman Nash in an intimate, one-on-one setting. This dinner is open to Gwinnett residents 18+ and/or alumni of Leadership Gwinnett/Glance Gwinnett, Gwinnett Senior Leadership, Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute, Gwinnett Fire Citizens Academy, Gwinnett Police Citizens Academy and Gwinnett 101 Citizens Academy. Reserve your seat now at www.Eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Nicole Hendrickson at 770-822-8877 or Nicole.Hedrickson@gwinnettcounty.com

Together, We Make All the Difference
Four years ago, Gwinnett County launched Volunteer Gwinnett as a task force that gets more residents involved in volunteer activities that support the functions of county government. Those volunteers have proven to be a vital part in what makes the county run efficiently. For instance, the program’s initial goal was to accumulate 1 million volunteer hours by 2015, but by 2013, it not only reached that goal, but surpassed it by 25,000 hours. The financial impact was over $23 million in 2013 alone. From court-appointed special advocates to administrative offices, volunteers work alongside county departments in a multitude of ways. Working for a cause instead of applause is what volunteering is all about, so register today individually or as a group, and give back to your community.

To get involved or find out details about specific jobs, visit VolunteerGwinnett.net or contact Kay Sibetta, program coordinator of Volunteer Gwinnett, at 770-822-7955 or Volunteergwinnett@gwinnettcounty.com.