Gwinnett County selected to take part in White House "Communities in Action" Forum

Forum focused on national impacts in the local community

The White House invited Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson to its Communities in Action Forum on Wednesday.

Forty elected officials and community leaders from across the Peach State attended the forum to discuss the benefits and impacts of the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, among other topics. The flexible aid provided to counties through ARPA and State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds ensures local governments can continue providing important services to residents.

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“It was an honor to be included among likeminded colleagues who have the same goal in mind – building a better Georgia,” said Hendrickson. “By having these insightful conversations, we can leverage these opportunities to look ahead and build a strong foundation for long-term social and economic prosperity.”

The event featured appearances by first lady Dr. Jill Biden, Former Atlanta Mayor and Senior Advisor to the President for Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, as well as Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice.

This was the sixth in a series of Communities in Action events the White House will host.