On April 22,  the five Gwinnett County Community Improvement Districts (CID), Gateway85, Gwinnett Place, Evermore, Lilburn and Sugarloaf, hosted a virtual online candidate forum for the Gwinnett County Commission Chairman seat being vacated by Charlotte Nash.

Moderated by Tyler Estep from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the event featured all eight candidates, including George AwukuNicole Love HendricksonAndy Morgan, Marcia Neaton, Desmond NembhardDavid PostCurt Thompson and Lee Thompson who shared their stances on transit, redevelopment and public safety in the county.

More than 200 viewers tuned into the online candidate forum. The candidate pool is one of the most diverse that the County has seen in its history. While nearly half of the candidates felt that transit is the main issue in Gwinnett County, others focused their responses on redevelopment and public safety. All candidates agreed that during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that Gwinnett County remains focused on keeping its citizens’ at the forefront while maintaining a strategic budget. With many diverging opinions and goals, it’s now more important than ever to be informed before heading to the polls!

The live event was recorded and can be viewed here.