On February 20, Councilmember Eric Christ, who represents District 2 of the City of Peachtree Corners, and the League of Women Voters of Gwinnett hosted a forum at Peachtree Corners City Hall to hear from State Legislators about their positions on run-off elections, re-districting, and other voting-related topics.
In attendance were all four General Assembly members who represent Peachtree Corners - State Senators Sally Harrell (SD-40) and Nabilah Isam (SD-7) and State Representatives Scott Hilton (HD-48) and Ruwa Romman (HD-97) - along with State Senators Nikki Merrit (SD-9) and Sheikh Rahman (SD-5) whose districts are also in Gwinnett.
After a welcome by Councilmember Christ, the participants were introduced by Diane Fisher, President of the Gwinnett Chapter of the League of Women Voters. The hour-long discussion was then moderated by Maureen McIvor, Board Member of the League of Women Voters. The audience included residents of Peachtree Corners and neighboring cities.
"It was an honor to co-host this forum and to have so many legislators participate," said Councilmember Christ. "The spirited discussion highlighted several opportunities for the General Assembly to work on initiatives to increase voter participation in municipal, county, and state elections."
About the League of Women Voters: The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWV) is a non-partisan organization that encourages informed, active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
About the City of Peachtree Corners: Situated alongside the Chattahoochee River and at the southwest corner of Gwinnett County in the metro Atlanta area, Peachtree Corners, Georgia is a vibrant municipality that’s home to more than 40,000 residents and an innovation hub that houses some of the world’s most disruptive technology companies. As the United States’ premiere smart city – powered by real-world connected infrastructure – Peachtree Corners serves as the model for how government and private industry can better collaborate to create a better future for society and business. From the world’s first fleet of teleoperated e-scooters deployed, a fully autonomous shuttle utilized by actual residents, a solar roadway to the largest electric vehicle charging hub in the region, Peachtree Corners is where the most future-forward Internet of Things (IoT) and sustainable technologies come to life for the benefit of its people, and the world. For more information, visit http://www.peachtreecornersga.gov.