Gwinnett County is naming its newly renovated elections building after a veteran educator and civic leader.
The building will be renamed for Beauty Baldwin, a current member of the county elections board, in a Feb. 4 ceremony. Baldwin is a retired educator and previously served as superintendent of Buford City Schools, the only black woman ever to do so. She was the first black woman to serve as a school superintendent in Georgia.
Baldwin got the superintendent’s job in 1984, after working in the district as a math teacher, assistant principal and principal. Following her superintendent tenure, Baldwin served in administrative roles for Gwinnett County Public Schools after her superintendent tenure. In 2016, a Norcross elementary school was named after her.
Outside of education, Baldwin, 77, has remained engaged in Gwinnett County civic life. She is a member of the Jackson Electric Foundation Board and the Executive Board of the Northeast Council of Boy Scouts of America, and was a founding member of Leadership Gwinnett.
The naming of Gwinnett’s elections building for Baldwin marks the completion of renovations at the facility. The $1,045,000 project, approved by county commissioners in May, includes updates to the building’s interior and a refresh of the exterior facade. The building’s parking lot has also been resurfaced and reconfigured.
The ceremony marking the renaming will be held at the elections building on Feb. 4.
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