Nash was elected Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in a
special election on March 15, 2011. She most recently served as president of a
consulting firm specializing in governmental and public strategy and
management. Prior to starting her small business, Charlotte worked for Gwinnett
County Government for 27 years. She served as the County Administrator for nine
years and previously held the positions of Director of Financial Services,
Budget Director, and Grants Manager.
also been active in numerous civic, business, and service organizations in the
community. She served on the Gwinnett Recreation Authority from 2005 until the
end of 2010. By virtue of her position as Commission Chairman, she
currently serves as a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission Board and the
Transportation Investment Act Atlanta Regional Roundtable. In 2013, she was
sworn in as third vice president of ACCG, Georgia’s county association, and
will become president in 2016.
Business Chronicle named her one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans
in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In addition, Georgia Trend included her as one of the 100
Most Influential Georgians in 2013.
Charlotte is a Gwinnett County native who has
lived her entire life in the Dacula/Harbins community. She graduated with
honors from both Dacula High School and the University of Georgia, where she
received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Charlotte and her husband, Michael,
have been married for 41 years and have two grown children and two
and raised in Louisiana, Jace Brooks moved to metro Atlanta in 1994 and has
been a leader in Gwinnett and Suwanee government and business affairs for more
than a decade. Jace served for 10 years on the Suwanee City Council, which
included multiple turns as mayor pro tem. He
currently serves on the board of directors for the North Gwinnett Schools
Foundation and the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Brooks is a solicitor with Community Wealth Management and helps GiANT Impact
with the Chick-fil-A Leadercast. He earned a Bachelor of Science in finance
from Louisiana Tech University and two master’s degrees, one from Georgia State
University and another from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
and his wife, Kirste, have been married for 20 years and have twin 12-year-old
children, Aidan and Ally. He and his family are active members of Gwinnett
Lynette Howard has been a resident of Gwinnett for 28 years. For 16 years, Lynette has worked diligently to achieve a balance in development and aesthetics in Gwinnett County:Gwinnett County Planning Commission, 2007-2010
– Negotiating between homeowners groups, developers and attorneys in rezoning issues Gwinnett County Planning Advisory Committee, 2006-2009
– Gwinnett County 2030 Unified PlanUnited Peachtree Corners Civic Association, 1998-2010
– President; Vice-President, VP-Land Use; Board of DirectorsPeachtree Station Homeowners Association, 1995-2000
– President; Civic Chair; Entrance Chair Girl Scout Leader, 2002-2010
Lynette received a BS in chemistry from Georgia State University. She worked for eight years as a research chemist for Puritan Chemical Company. Until her election in November 2010, she was a program developer and specialist at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. Lynette lives in Peachtree Corners with her husband, Pat, and their children, Nathalie and Alex.
Tommy Hunter was elected to the District 3 seat of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in November 2012. He is the Business Development Manager for a small, multi-disciplined engineering firm in Snellville. Before entering the private sector, Tommy worked for Gwinnett County Government in the Department of Public Utilities (now Water Resources) as DOT Coordinator for eight years.
Tommy previously served on the Gwinnett County Water and Sewerage Authority from 2005 to 2009, and the Planning Commission from 2011 to 2012. He currently serves as president of the Stone Ridge Manor Homeowners Association and is also a Sunday school teacher at Harmony Baptist Church in Buford. A native of south Hall County, he graduated from Johnson High School in 1988 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University in 1993. He received his Engineer-In-Training certification in 2003.
Tommy and his wife of 18 years, Judith, have two children who attend Mill Creek High and Osborne Middle schools in Hoschton.
John Heard was elected to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in November 2010. John has a long history in public service and as a community volunteer:Former three-term Georgia State Representative
Forest Hills Homeowners Association, Past PresidentLake Lanier Association, Board of DirectorsLawrenceville Downtown Development Authority, Board of Directors (1993 to present)Kiwanis ClubRotary International
– Special Appropriations Committee, Past Chairman
– Energy Independence Committee, Past Chairman
John grew up on a farm in Lathemtown, Georgia, on the Forsyth-Cherokee County line. He attended Young Harris College and Southern Technical Institute where he received a degree in architectural engineering. He has been a resident of Lawrenceville for over 30 years and is currently a practicing architect who owns his own firm and specializes in designing safe schools, safe hotels, and award-winning offices. John has been married to his wife, Debbie, a Brenau University graduate, for 30 years. They have two daughters: Jill, an attorney, and Leigh, a student at Greater Atlanta Christian School.