Gwinnett is a majority minority county and has one of the most diverse populations in Georgia and the entire Southeast.
The county's rebranding push began in earnest last summer but had been talked about for years, officials pointing to an out-of-date county seal designed in the 1980s and Gwinnett's looming bicentennial (the celebration of which begins later this year).
The county's iconic water towers — which welcomed travelers on I-85 with their messages of "Gwinnett is Great" and "Success Lives Here" — were torn down in 2010.
The design presented Tuesday is not final and must ultimately be approved by the Board of Commissioners. Gwinnett County Communications Director Joe Sorenson, who helped spearhead the project, said he hoped for that to happen in the coming weeks.
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