Solange Destang - Snellville City Council Post 2

Age: 56

Occupation: High School Teacher at South Gwinnett High School

Education: I am a proud graduate of Florida Atlantic University where I earned a bachelor ‘s degree in Education. I also earned a master’s degree in English from Piedmont University.

Lived in the City Since: May of 2006

Political Experience: None

Community Involvement: I have been an active volunteer at Snellville city events for many years, including volunteering at the Beach Blast, the Snellville Memorial Celebration, Star Spangled Snellville, The Taste of Snellville, the Snellville Veteran’s Celebration, the Fall Festival, the Snellville Christmas Tree Lighting and the Snellville concert series.

Why are you running?

I am running because I believe I have what it takes to run as a perspective candidate for Snellville City Council. I’m very passionate about what is happening in our great city of Snellville. I have watched closely the progress the present council has made and believe with my background and experience, that I have much to contribute. I very much want to make sure that all the cultures of our diverse community feel included and engaged

What is the biggest issue you see facing the city?

The biggest issue that Snellville is facing right now is the traffic on Scenic Highway/ SR 124. However, existing council cannot do anything about the traffic as this particular street belongs to the state of Georgia, and GDOT is responsible to solve/minimize this traffic problem.

What would you like to accomplish if elected?

When I’m elected, my major goal is to accomplish a few things. One of my goals are to become more involved in our communities, around the city, and to make sure that they are safe for all residents. I would also like to work with our existing council to build and utilize our new town center named The Grove At Towne Center. I further want to encourage the unity of all our cultures in Snellville. I am so exited! This is an exciting time in Snellville, and I want to be a part of it!