Chairman Charlotte J. Nash
Charlotte J. Nash was elected Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in a special election on March 15, 2011. She was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Prior to running for office, she was president of a consulting firm specializing in governmental and public strategy and management. Charlotte 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.
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 serves as a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission Board and the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Board. She also serves on the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority as an appointee of the Governor and recently completed a term as the 2015-2016 President of ACCG, Georgia’s county government association.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle named her one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans in 2011 through 2016. In addition, Georgia Trend has included her as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians annually since 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 44 years and have two grown children and two granddaughters.