Meet Marlene Fosque
About Marlene Fosque
“An Ordinary Citizen Leading with Extraordinary Changes”
Marlene believes her faith and life experiences prepared her to lead as a Commissioner in Gwinnett County District 4, governing Lawrenceville, Buford and Rest Haven communities. She is looking forward to partnering with all citizens and business leaders to make crucial long-lasting decisions that improves the quality of life for all Gwinnett County citizens.
Marlene, relocated to Georgia from North Carolina in 2002 through a job opportunity with her then employer, Aetna Inc. After working in the health care insurance industry for the last twenty years, Marlene retired in 2017. Thus, retirement has open the opportunity to serve the great citizens of Gwinnett County even more.
As an “Ordinary Citizen,” Marlene moved to Lawrenceville in 2003 with her son to improve their quality of life and search for a high school that valued academics, diversity, safety and athletics. They found these ideals in the Collins Hill area of Lawrenceville. Her son, who graduated in 2007, is actively serving in our United States Air Force.
While working at Aetna, Marlene was able to complete her Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2006 from Shorter University, satellite campus in Gwinnett County. Fast forward, ten years later, Marlene also completed her Master of Public Administration, with PI Alpha Alpha Honors from Regent University in 2016. Both colleges taught her biblical principles, wisdom and to have compassion with mankind while operating in any form of local, state or federal government. Marlene brings strong work ethics, integrity, inclusiveness, insightfulness and innovativeness qualities to any endeavor she embraces.
In 2008, after actively campaigning and canvassing for Barack Obama’s campaign, Marlene felt the desire and passion to become a public service leader. She became a Gwinnett County Elections Poll Asst. Manager and then went on to become an Elections Poll Manager.
A few years later, Marlene began to canvass and volunteered for Georgia Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick’s successful campaign which covered portions of Gwinnett County. In October 2017, Marlene chaired Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick’s “Legislative Think Tank”, held at the Centerville Community Center in Gwinnett County. This brainstorming session provided Georgia citizens a chance to share their input and feedback on various topics ranging from Technology, Transportation, Healthcare and Vocational Education.
Always thinking of others, Marlene completed the Gwinnett County, Community Emergency Response Team, (CERT) Program in 2015. CERT trains citizens about disaster preparedness and what to do in emergency situations until First Responders arrive on the scene. Their motto is “Do the greatest good for the greatest number of people.”
Marlene Fosque is ready, committed, relevant, relatable, an ordinary citizen, leading with extraordinary changes that will assist in addressing our community needs, where she will effectively, efficiently and productively serve citizens in the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioner District 4, Lawrenceville, Buford and Rest Haven areas.