Eco-Focused Nonprofit Also Announces its New Chair-Elect and Three Additions to its Board of Trustees

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - GeorgiaChron -- As a community-based organization launched in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens who hoped to inspire individual action and find long-term solutions to environmental and quality of life issues, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GC&B) has always been guided by a Citizens Advisory Board (CAB). Tasked with shaping the future of the eco-focused nonprofit and representing virtually every sector within the Gwinnett County community, six new members were recently added to the group's ranks.

"In our quest to connect people and resources for a sustainable Gwinnett, we seek continuous improvement as an organization," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for GC&B. "Every person who serves on the Citizens Advisory Board brings something special to the table, causing shifts in both our culture and our delivery of programs and events. I am grateful to each and every member of the CAB - past, present and future. They represent some of Gwinnett County's best, brightest and most impassioned leaders our community has to offer. I am both delighted and excited to see what each of our six outstanding new members delivers to our board and organization."

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The six new members added to GC&B's Citizens Advisory Board include:
  • Angela Duncan - Division 11 Judge - Gwinnett County Superior Court
  • Derek Higgs - Owner, Higgs Leadership Development/Co-Founder, Sapphire Youth Development Center
  • Jessica Holden - Science Curriculum Director, Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Santiago Marquez - CEO, Latin American Association
  • Kristan VandenHeuvel - Director of Applied Research and Engagement, The Water Tower
  • Shantell Wilson - Economic Development Director, Gwinnett County Government
Marlatt also extended her appreciation to all returning members of the Citizens Advisory Board. She added her thanks to three new members of the governing body of GC&B - its Board of Trustees – for the gifts of their time, talents and devotion to seeing that the organization is functioning at optimal levels for the good of the community it serves. Those new members include long-time CAB members Fred Dawkins of Frederick C. Dawkins, Esq., P.C., Marianne Velker of Bank of America  and Melvin Everson of Gwinnett Technical College. Donald Lee of Gwinnett County Courts is the Board of Trustees' new Chair-Elect. To learn more about Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, please visit

Source: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
Filed Under: Non-profit

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