POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnett women honored for political work | Gwinnett Daily Post

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnett women honored for political work | Gwinnett Daily Post

Gwinnett women gained top honors this week in a couple of categories.

A Gwinnett woman was among the winners of the Common Cause Georgia’s Democracy Awards.

Sabrina Smith of Gwinnett Citizens for Responsible Government will be recognized at a reception Sunday, Nov. 10 for the honor, given by the ethics watchdog group.

The Suwanee woman, who filed an open records lawsuit against the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, county commission and school board for failing to disclose how tax dollars given to the Chamber are being used to benefit the public.

While open records advocates are watching the case for its impact on open records, officials have since created a public funding entity for the Partnership Gwinnett funds given by city and county governments and the school board to create more transparency in the process.

According to Common Cause’s press release, Smith is “dedicating her award to her attorney, Chris McClurg for his willingness to take on a case that many lawyers turned down out of fear of retribution.”

Also this week, Greater Gwinnett Republican Women (GGRW) picked up The Diamond Award, the highest award presented by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) at the Marietta convention of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women.

With members Linda Williams, Sara Snyder, Bettye Chambers and Carol Field looking on, GGRW president Peg Murray accepted the honor, which was given for excellence in membership development, programs, campaign activities and community relations.

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