Norcross, GA – April 14, 2020 – The five Gwinnett County Community Improvement Districts (CID), Gateway85, Gwinnett Place, Evermore, Lilburn and Sugarloaf, will be hosting a virtual online candidate forum from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, for the Gwinnett County Commission Chairman seat being vacated by Charlotte Nash.

The event, originally scheduled to be held at The Global Mall, was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the state-wide shelter-in-place executive order issued in mid-March. However, the CIDs felt that it was important for Gwinnett County citizens to learn more about the candidates looking to fill the position that Charlotte Nash has held since 2011.

“The pandemic has dramatically changed the way candidates can campaign this election cycle,” said Emory Morsberger, executive director -Gateway85 CID. “All five County CIDs felt it was imperative that we give these candidates an opportunity to reach the public with their messages,” he added.

The online forum will be conducted via Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook. The event will feature seven of the eight candidates who have confirmed their participation, including George Awuku, Nicole Love Hendrickson, Andy Morgan, Desmond Nembhard, David Post, Curt Thompson and Lee Thompson. The eighth candidate running, Marcia Neaton, declined to participate in the online format. The event will be moderated, and candidates will be allotted time to answer questions covering transportation, redevelopment, security and more. Viewers may also submit questions via the Zoom chat option or in the Facebook Live comments.

The public can register to watch the forum by clicking here. In addition, a link to livestream the event will be posted by April 20 on Gateway85’s Facebook page. For more information and to register for the event, visit Gateway85 CID’s website.