There are a host of factors that make Gwinnett the unique community that it is – from our world-class schools to vibrant city centers, affordable housing to award-winning parks, and so much more.
But Gwinnett has also been shaped by one undeniable truth. There’s a special sense of community spirit here, a willingness to come together from every sector – from the business community, education, government and devoted volunteers – to move our community forward.
The Gwinnett Chamber’s Annual Dinner, now in its 71st year, brings together more than 1,000 guests, to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and recognize some individuals and organizations whose contributions go above and beyond.
In addition to the community awards, the Chamber recognized several staff members for achievement. Megan Lesko received Gwinnett Chamber’s 2018 Membership Development of the Year Award for the seventh consecutive time. Membership Development Manager Sandy Richardson was recognized for her Lifetime Achievement award that was presented by Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for hitting a lifetime achievement of $1 million in membership sales. Senior Vice President, Programs & Events, Alicia Krogh was recognized for 19 years of service at the Gwinnett Chamber.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
Kathryn Parsons Willis
Chief Butch Ayers
Gwinnett County Police Department
Wayne D. Ellison
Ellison Insurance Agency
Lloyd Hofer, MD, MPH
Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale County Health Departments
Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter
Patrick J. McDonough
Andersen, Tate & Carr, PC
D. SCOTT HUDGENS HUMANITARIAN
Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
R. WAYNE SHACKELFORD LEGACY
Herbert O. Hamby
Patsy E. Rooks
AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
Edward A. From
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