brooks_midJace Brooks has been a leader in Suwanee for more than a decade: He was a member of the City Council, serves on the board for the North Gwinnett Schools Foundation and is an active member of both the Suwanee Business Alliance and the Gwinnett Church. He’s also kept his eye on another leader in the area: Gwinnett Village.

“The CID is a huge step forward in revitalizing the ‘close-in’ part of Gwinnett,” said Jace. “It’s bringing property owners together to work for their common interests – and that makes the area more attractive to new investment.”

Although much of his district lies outside of Gwinnett Village, Jace sees the wide impact the CID creates. “All of these improvements – public safety, traffic/congestion, and beautification/streetscaping – will attract and retain high-quality businesses and jobs. And, economic development in this area is a positive for all of Gwinnett.”

His favorite part? The way the area’s perception has changed: “Reductions in crime have helped improve Gwinnett Village’s image,” he said. “I also like the landscaping improvements – they give the impression people here care about their community. The area is once again becoming the attractive destination that it ought to be.”

In his spare time, Jace loves spending time with Kirste, his “beautiful wife of 20 years” and their twins Aiden and Ally. He also enjoys reading leadership books, playing golf and tennis, and attending sporting events. Mostly, though, he “enjoys serving this incredible community.”