Legislators and lobbyists have been at the Capitol this week, preparing for Monday's opening of the 2012 General Assembly session.
But last month a group of local residents made their way downtown to get a closer look even earlier.
The 26 members of the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute's current class spent a day in December, hosted by Rep. Hugh Floyd, D-Norcross.
Sen. Curt Thompson, D-Tucker, Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz, Gwinnett Planning Commission Chairman Chuck Warbington and Gwinnett Chamber Vice President Nick Masino spoke to the group, said Glen Williams, who organized the event, along with Jay Trevari.
"The speakers who represented government from the state down to the local level truly gave our class a glimpse of the contributions that Gwinnettians have made and are making in locally, regionally, and across the state," said Quinton Wilcox, who is a part of the leadership class.
For more information on the program contact director Nicole Love
Beaudreau is vice chair
District 3 Commissioner Mike Beaudreau will hold the county’s vice chair position for 2012.
Commissioners typically rotate the job, which takes over for the chairman when that person is not available. The job became especially important in 2010, when Charles Bannister resigned as chairman.
During Tuesday’s board meeting, commissioners seemed caught unawares when the item came up on the agenda, until Beaudreau reminded them that it was the District 3 turn in the rotation.
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