Gwinnett County leads metro Atlanta in so many ways – county population growth, diversity, and ability to attract powerhouse businesses - yet we pay our County Commission Chair one of the lowest salaries in the region.
While the commissioners are proposing that the county’s delegation of state lawmakers double the commissioner chair’s salary, I believe that amount is still too low. Our former Chairwomen, Charlotte Nash, generously declined pay increases. As a result, the chair hasn’t received a raise in more than 10 years. While DeKalb County Commissioner’s salary is $174,000 and Cobb County Commissioner’s salary is $140,631, Gwinnett sits at less than $75,000.