Chairman of Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to speak at GGC fall commencement

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Charlotte J. Nash, chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, will be the keynote speaker for the Georgia Gwinnett College Commencement ceremony Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Infinite Energy Center Area in Duluth, Georgia. Nearly 500 graduates are scheduled to cross the stage during the ceremony, the third commencement ceremony for GGC this year.  

By virtue of her position as commission chairman, Nash serves as a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission Board and the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Board, which she currently chairs. She also was recently appointed by the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives to the board of the ATL (Atlanta Transit Link), the new regional transit authority. She serves on the board of managers for ACCG, Georgia’s county government association, having led the organization as president in 2015-2016.

Before running for public office, Nash was president of a consulting firm specializing in governmental and public strategy and management. She worked for Gwinnett County Government for more than 27 years until she retired in 2004. She served as the county administrator for nine years and previously held the positions of director of Financial Services, budget director and grants manager.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle named her one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans annually beginning in 2011. In addition, Georgia Trend has included her as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians annually since 2013. 

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