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BOC OKs salary for administrator
Stephens to make $228,000 a year

LAWRENCEVILLE - Commissioners reached an employee agreement with Glenn Stephens on Tuesday, the day he took over as county administrator.

Stephens, who served as a county attorney and then director of planning and development, will have a salary of $228,000, plus other benefits, including a biweekly automobile allowance of $350 and 80 additional hours of vacation time.

The contract runs through Aug. 31, 2014.

"I pledge to do the best I possibly can at this job," Stephens said, adding that raising his children in Gwinnett gives him a vested interest in the county.

According to an arrangement announced last month, County Administrator Jock Connell will retire at the end of the year and will work on a transition with Stephens over the next four months.

"We're very fortunate to have Glenn lead our county through the turbulent times ahead," Chairman Charles Bannister said. "I'm looking forward to a great future."