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Nash to deliver State of the County Address

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DULUTH -- A week after bringing closure to one of Gwinnett's biggest issues with a service delivery settlement among local governments, Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash is set to deliver the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's annual State of the County address today.

Nash said she began working last week to rewrite the speech to include the news, which brings to an end a three-year lawsuit between the county and its 15 cities.

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"Gwinnett County is in an exciting time with a future that is promising and upbeat," said Chamber President Jim Maran. "The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners are working hard to create and maintain prosperity."

Nash delivered her first State of the County address last year, after she was elected chairwoman in a special election.

"There are many reasons why Gwinnett County is so attractive. We excel at all the basics, plus this is one of the best places in the country to conduct business, to raise a family, to retire, and to just plain enjoy life. But we didn't become a premier community by accident; what has put us over the top time and time again is vision, supported by good planning, hard work, community collaboration, flexibility and the willingness to take action," said Nash, who worked for the government for nearly 30 years, retiring as county administrator.

The event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gwinnett Center, is also hosted by the Council for Quality Growth.

"Gwinnett County continues to be a leader in infrastructure development, quality of life and economic development. I look forward to Chairman Nash's outlook as she leads Gwinnett to a robust and prosperous 2012," said Michael Paris, president and CEO of the Council for Quality Growth.

For more information on the State of the County Address, visit www.gwinnettstateofthecounty.com.