Gwinnett Place and Sugarloaf CIDs to Host a Gwinnett County District 1 Commissioner Candidate Forum
The event will take place both in-person and via live stream on September 30
Duluth, GA – September 14, 2020 – Gwinnett Place and Sugarloaf Community Improvement Districts (CID) will be hosting a candidate forum from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30 at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, for the Gwinnett County District 1 Commissioner seat being vacated by Jace Brooks.
Due to restrictions limiting large gatherings, the in-person event attendance will be capped at 40 guests, but also will be livestreamed on Gwinnett Place CID’s Facebook page.
The forum will feature candidates Kirkland Carden (D) and Laurie McClain (R). Gwinnett Daily Post reporter Curt Yeomans will moderate the event, and each candidate will be allotted time to answer questions covering District 1, CID partnerships, Gwinnett Place Mall, the Infinite Energy Center, transportation, redevelopment, security and more. In-person attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the forum.
“We are excited to host Kirkland and Laurie to showcase their ideas about enhancing District 1 in this very important race,” said Joe Allen, executive director – Gwinnett Place CID. “Both candidates have great ideas about improving the district and we hope during the forum that their messages will resonate with the community and encourage them to vote on Nov. 3,” he added.
“Sugarloaf CID is thrilled to partner with Gwinnett Place CID on hosting the candidate forum,” says Alyssa Davis, executive director” – Sugarloaf CID. “We hope this event will give the community and District 1 business owners a better understanding about how the candidates want to enhance the district,” she added.
The public can register for the in-person forum by clicking here. In addition, a link to livestream the event will be posted by September 30 on Gwinnett Place CID’s Facebook page. For more information and to register for the event, visit Gwinnett Place CID’s website.
About Gwinnett Place CID
The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District was founded in 2005 and its mission is to enhance the economic vitality of Gwinnett’s central business district by strengthening the area’s role as the center of commercial activity. With its proximity to the world-class Arena at Gwinnett Center venue and the Interstate 85 and Georgia Highway 316 corridors, Gwinnett Place serves as the gateway to the Atlanta region and all of Northeast Georgia. Annually, more than 8 million visitors come to Gwinnett Place seeking unique shopping experiences, an international mix of dining options and a wide array of entertainment venues. For more information, please visit the website, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
About Sugarloaf CID
The Sugarloaf Community Improvement District was formed in 2016 to ensure the long-term success of Gwinnett County’s premiere business and entertainment district. The CID is home to the Infinite Energy Center, a regional destination that attracts over a million visitors a year and has leveraged 8.5 million in funding for transportation improvements, developed an LCI Master plan and expanded the CID. For more information, visit the Sugarloaf CID website.
Maggie McDaniel, on behalf of GPCID