About Nicole Hendrickson
Nicole Hendrickson serves on the ARC Board in her capacity as Chairwoman of Gwinnett County. She is also a member of the Governance Committee, Transportation & Air Quality Committee (TAQC), Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, Community Resources Committee (CRC), the Senior Policy Group of the Urban Area Security Initiative, and is the Co-Chair of the newly-formed CRC Subcommittee on Housing.
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 of the Gwinnett County Community Outreach program where she launched several community-based initiatives, including the Gwinnett 101 Citizens Academy and the Gwinnett Youth Commission.
Before her tenure with the county, Chairwoman Hendrickson served as the associate director of the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services.
Chairwoman Hendrickson has served on the boards of the United Way Gwinnett, the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Aurora Theatre. She also served on the Children's Healthcare Community Board and chaired the board of the Gwinnett Young Professionals from 2017 to 2019.
She 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. A native of Rhode Island, Nicole moved to Gwinnett County in 2008, and currently lives in Lilburn with her husband and their son.