The appointments of Rebecca Shelton and Matthew Dickison highlight the County’s emphasis on recognizing talent, promoting from within, and ensuring a strong leadership team. These public servants are deserving of our congratulations, and we can expect great things from them in their new roles.
Congratulations to Rebecca Shelton on her appointment as Water Resources Director and to Matthew Dickinson on his appointment as Planning and Development Director! These appointments are a testament to the County’s commitment to succession planning and recognizing the talent within its own ranks.
Rebecca Shelton has demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication during her time as the acting director of Water Resources. Under her guidance, Gwinnett County has received prestigious awards such as the Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the Platinum Distribution System Excellence Award. Additionally, Gwinnett County’s water was recognized as having the Best Tasting Water in the state. Rebecca’s expertise and passion for the water industry, along with her commitment to public health and serving the residents, make her a valuable asset to the County.
Matthew Dickison has also proven his capabilities and commitment to Gwinnett County through his previous roles within the Planning and Development department. Starting as the deputy director in 2021 and later being promoted to assistant director, Matthew has played a significant role in planning for growth and maintaining development standards. With numerous planning and redevelopment projects underway, Matthew’s leadership and vision will contribute to a bright future for Gwinnett County. His dedication to people-centered development and exceptional service to the community make him an excellent choice for the position. The Gwinnett Water Resource Department
What Does The Water Resource Department Do?
The Gwinnett Water Resources Department plays a vital role in the management and provision of water-related services within Gwinnett County. Its primary objective is to ensure the protection of public health by delivering safe drinking water, efficient wastewater treatment, and effective stormwater services to residents and businesses.
The department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of water treatment plants, distribution systems, and wastewater treatment facilities. This includes monitoring water quality, conducting regular testing, and implementing appropriate treatment processes to meet regulatory standards. They also manage the infrastructure for stormwater management, which involves the planning, construction, and maintenance of stormwater drainage systems to mitigate flooding and protect water resources.
In addition to the operational aspects, the Water Resources Department focuses on conservation and education initiatives. They promote responsible water usage and implement programs to encourage water conservation among residents and businesses. These efforts may include public outreach campaigns, offering rebates for water-efficient appliances, and providing educational resources on water conservation practices.
The department also collaborates with regional and state agencies, as well as community organizations, to address water-related challenges and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. They actively participate in watershed management, pollution prevention, and stream restoration projects to protect and enhance the county’s water resources.
Overall, the Gwinnett Water Resources Department plays a crucial role in safeguarding public health, promoting water conservation, and managing water resources in a sustainable manner to meet the needs of the community.