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Hon. Nicole Love Hendrickson

Commissioner, Gwinnet County, Ga.

About Hon. Nicole Love Hendrickson

Nicole Love Hendrickson was elected chairwoman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in 2020, making her the first African American to hold this position. Prior to her election, she was the founding director the Gwinnett County Community Outreach program, under the leadership of former Chairman Charlotte Nash. In that role, she was responsible for engaging diverse constituents in county government. She launched several community-based initiatives, including the Gwinnett 101 Citizens Academy and the Gwinnett Youth Commission. Before her tenure with the County, Nicole served as the associate director of the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services for eight years. Nicole earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia. Although Nicole is a native of Rhode Island, she has called Gwinnett home since 2008. She currently resides in Lilburn with her husband and their son.