Celebrating Powerhouse Women salutes and recognizes women who are making an impact, whether it’s in business, philanthropy, public service, or elsewhere.
Schelly Marlatt/Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
A lifelong resident of Gwinnett, Schelly Marlatt is passionate about people and community, crediting her parents for instilling the values of engagement, service and paying it forward. She believes the phrase “it takes a village” rings true as it takes many people with different qualities, skills and values from all walks of life to make a community great. Her deeply rooted commitment to community has led her to serve Gwinnett County Government since 2010 and assume the role of Executive Director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful in 2016. At the helm of GC&B, Schelly is dedicated to providing a safe and sustainable community – free of litter, graffiti and blight – to attract an up-and-coming generation of people, businesses and organizations to Gwinnett County. She strives to engage her neighbors to do the same and wants people to be proud of where they live, work and play.
This two-time breast cancer survivor and lover of all things Auburn is proud to be a single mom to two amazing boys. When not hard at work in GC&B’s offices, at a local school or out in the community networking, collaborating, building new partnerships, or facilitating a cleanup or recycling event, Schelly can be found in the congregation at Gwinnett Church at Hamilton Mill, in the stands watching her boys play sports (a LOT of sports – including baseball, basketball, tennis and swimming) or creating a culinary masterpiece in the kitchen of her Dacula home. She is a firm believer in the power of red wine and chocolate to solve most problems.
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