To the editor: Gwinnett a better place thanks to Wayne Shackelford

Editor's note: Wayne Shackelford was honored by the Council for Quality Growth at a luncheon last Wednesday.

It was an honor and a privilege to serve 10 years as a department head under Wayne Shackelford when he was the Gwinnett County government manager.

Shackelford always has the best interests of the people of Gwinnett County foremost in his mind in all of his decisions. He was fair, honest and dedicated to the staff and to the people of Gwinnett County. The citizens of Gwinnett County and I owe this good man a debt of gratitude for his time served in Gwinnett County.