ABOUT THE CANDIDATE
GET TO KNOW "CAT"
MOM + VETERAN + ACTIVIST + ENTREPRENUER
Originally from Michigan, Catherine Hardrick, affectionately referred to as “Cat”, has called Snellville her home since 2000. Cat is an activist, and former candidate, and has 5 years of military service as a disabled Army veteran. After 20 years of working in the finance industry, Cat started her own health and wellness-focused business: Journey Within, LLC. As a servant leader, Cat’s service in the community includes mentoring youth, supporting survivors of human trafficking and sexual trauma, combating food insecurities and homelessness, and advocating for our brave veterans. After the murders of Mr. George Floyd and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, Cat took to the streets in a peaceful protest but realized she had to do more to achieve material change. In 2021, Cat ran for Snellville City Council Post 5 to advocate for community concerns, transparency, and holding local leaders accountable to the people they serve. While she did not unseat the incumbent by 200 votes, it is clear the citizens of Snellville are ready for change! Cat proudly earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia State University, an Associates Degree in Banking and Finance at Gwinnett Technical College, holds her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification from The Council on International Education and Exchange (CIEE), a Health Coach Certification from Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and is a Board Member of LETTUM EAT Inc. and Gwinnett Chatt Outreach Inc. Cat is the mother of three adult children and enjoys reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.
CAT's Commitment To Service & Change
During the 2021 election, Cat ran for Snellville City Council Post 5 with the goal of representing and addressing community needs, promoting transparency, and ensuring that local leaders are accountable to their constituents. Although she didn't manage to beat the incumbent by a margin of 200 votes, it's evident that the people of Snellville are eager for a change.
Representation is the bedrock of our community, diversity is our strength, and all voices must be included in building a better community for our future. I am dedicated to restoring the "it takes a village" concept in building a thriving commuity for all.
By holding elected officials accountable, restoring community trust, and being available to all citizens while acknowledging their diverse heritages, we can move Snellville in the direction that truly represents its slogan “Snellville, Where Everybody's Proud to be Somebody."
By being transparent, ethical, responsive, and accessible, we can establish, rebuild, and maintain the trust of the community. We have the opportunity to intentionally and strategically work together to create material change in our communities.
Are you ready for change?
Cat's campaign would not be what it is without the support of amazing supporters that help further her reach.