As the recent chairman of the Gwinnett County Transit Review Committee and member of the Citizens Project Selection Committee for the 2014 and 2017 SPLOSTS, Laurie is prepared to work with transportation professionals, other political jurisdictions, and various stakeholder groups, along with regional transportation authorities, to find innovative and cost-effective solutions.
Through research and observations, Laurie knows that a county is either growing or dying. Consequently, she has an enduring passion for smart, intentional growth in Gwinnett. Her commitment to Gwinnett’s future prompted Laurie to serve on an initial focus group in 2007 during the birth of Partnership Gwinnett, the economic development arm of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.
She remains dedicated to working with economic development professionals and the private sector though initiatives that balance the needs of residents and the thriving business community that drives the county’s success.
Having experienced Gwinnett’s growth from a small, bedroom community to a vital urban center, Laurie wholeheartedly supports a strong and committed public safety department. The ability to feel safe and secure is what draws so many families and businesses to Gwinnett. Without question, Laurie will ensure that the investment in resources, including innovation, continue proportionately to the population.
Laurie is proud to be part of a county that embraces diversity and cares about all residents, regardless of ethnicity, location and income. While Gwinnett County offers a robust slate of social services available to those who need help, Laurie recognizes that many who would most benefit are often unaware of the services available. Many also lack the means or transportation to access resources. Consequently, she is committed to building awareness and providing greater access to the resources in Gwinnett that assist individuals, families and businesses. Laurie wholeheartedly believes that by supporting one another, we all benefit and prosper.
As an accountant by profession and a citizen who has scrutinized public spending, including as a member of the Citizens Project Selection Committee for the 2014 and 2017 SPLOSTS, Laurie deems financial stewardship a serious matter.
As District 1’s commissioner, she will support only decisions that sustain Gwinnett’s AAA rating. Additionally, she will work with the chairman to initiate a rolling, zero-based budget. In other words, no matter how much money may have been previously allocated to a line item, its necessity and cost will be analyzed with each new budget to determine if and how much funding can be justified moving forward.
“Laurie McClain is what we need on the BOC to keep Gwinnett Great! Laurie has her fingers on the pulse of this county and has been an extremely active member of our community. She is smart and has the common sense it takes to lead the county into the future. She will do what is right for all of our citizens as well as those in out business community. She will be an outstanding County Commissioner."
City Council, Post 4
City of Lawrenceville
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