Nicole Love Hendrickson plans to resign her job with the county at the end of February to seek elected office. Since 2015, she has been the director of the county's community outreach program, which works to get residents more involved in county government. She launched the Gwinnett 101 Citizens Academy, Gwinnett Youth Commission, and Dinner & Dialogue.
The field for chair of the county commission has grown crowded since Chairman Charlotte Nash announced she wasn't seeking reelection. Hendrickson is the seventh candidate to announce for the seat; no one is running as a Republican.