Charlotte J. Nash was first elected Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in a special election on March 15, 2011 and ran unopposed in the 2012 Primary and General elections. 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.
Charlotte has 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. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Charlotte one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans in 2011 and 2012, and 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 39 years and have two grown children and two granddaughters.
Born 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 on the Suwanee City Council for the past 10 years, including serving multiple times as Mayor Pro Tem. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Gwinnett Schools Foundation and is an active member of the Suwanee Business Alliance.
Jace Brooks is a financial planner with Summit Wealth Management. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Louisiana Tech University and two master’s degrees from Georgia State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Jace and his wife, Kirste, have been married for 19 years and have twin 11-year-old children, Aidan and Ally. He and his family are active members of Gwinnett Church.
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.