Amber Chambers — Sugar Hill City Council Post 2

Age: 43

Occupation: Homemaker

Education: B.S. in Computer Science/Business Administration from University of North Georgia

Lived in the city since: 2015

Political experience: formerly active member with the Libertarian Party in Georgia

Community involvement: getting involved though my mission to get people more informed and involved in their government; supports Songs for Kids, a group that provides a creative and positive musical outlet for kids battling serious illnesses; helps Clark Howard and Santa Claus as part of Clark's Christmas Kids

Chambers said she concerned that Sugar Hill is beginning to force urbanization at a growing expense to its residents. She is concerned that every month, all five elected officials vote in lockstep on almost every issue, with little or no discussion.

Chambers said she’s running for office as an alternative and “provide a voice for the people who recognize and love Sugar Hill for what it is and always has been, not what they can make it, or what it can do for their finances or political careers.”

Chambers said the increasing size of local government is leading to community members being “tuned out.”

“Elected officials shut out residents that can't be counted on to support their plans, preferring to keep projects as quiet as possible until they're underway and can't be stopped,” Chambers said. “That's what has happened with the real estate development so far. Now, I see it happening with their renewed plans to establish the Sugar Hill police department that residents voted against in the past.”

If elected, Chambers said she wants to improve transparency and communication from the city. She said she wants to start including draft minutes on the website within a few days after any public meeting and videos of the council meetings published online. She also wants to establish Town Hall events where people can engage with the Mayor and city council.

“Mostly, my goal is to be an asset to the people of Sugar Hill,” she said. “Our elected officials seem to have forgotten who sent them there and for whom they're supposed to be working. They need a reminder.”