Gwinnett Advisory Committee Meeting with Commissioner Marlene Fosque
Marlene M. Fosque
Commissioner, District 4
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
Marlene M. Fosque was first elected to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in November 2018. District 4 covers Lawrenceville, Buford, and Rest Haven as well as parts of Braselton and Sugar Hill. She was selected by the board to serve as vice chair for 2020 and 2021.
On a national level, Marlene serves as vice chair of the National Association of Counties' Transit/Rail Subcommittee of the Transportation Steering Committee and is a member of the Large Urban Counties Caucus Steering committee and the International Economic Development Task Force. Her statewide roles include serving on ACCG’s Policy Council as vice chair of the Health and Human Services Policy Committee and as a member of the Economic Development and Transportation Policy and General County Government Policy committees.
She also serves as 2020 – 2021 Vice Chair for the Gwinnett Convention and Visitor Bureau Inc. Board of Directors overseeing the Infinite Energy Center and Explore Gwinnett, the county’s tourism board. She was recently appointed to the View Point Health Board of Directors, a behavioral health services board.
She is chief executive officer of Coalesce Consulting, an administrative and consulting company specializing in office, events, meeting, and political strategic planning. Marlene retired from Aetna Inc. in 2017 after 20 years in the health insurance industry.
Marlene graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development 2019 Region 3 Multi-Day Training Program. She also became an ACCG Certified County Commissioner from the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy operated with the Carl Vinson Institute for Government at the University of Georgia.
Marlene is a proud graduate of the 2020 Leadership Gwinnett Class, known as “the Most Resilient Class” ever. This intensive 11-month program educates, equips, and engages diverse leaders and inspire civic involvement.
Marlene holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Shorter University and a Master of Public Administration with Pi Alpha Alpha honors from Regent University. She earned an event and meeting planning certificate from Clayton State University. She previously served as an elections poll manager and completed Community Emergency Response Team training in 2015.
She received a Social Action Award from the Rho Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. in 2019 and a Trailblazer Award in 2020 from The Family, a business professional networking group that mentors entrepreneurs and small businesses for Gwinnett County. Marlene moved to Georgia from North Carolina in 2002 and settled in Lawrenceville in 2003. She has a son who is currently serving in the Air Force.