Athens-Clarke County is supposed to be a unified government. But for too long, Athens-Clarke County has been divided—along racial, economic, gender, and generational lines. Often, this divide has manifested itself in both our politics and political processes. It is beyond time for us to come together as a community and work toward our shared goals and values. As a lifelong Athenian who has built relationships in different communities within our county, Kamau is uniquely positioned to bring people together—to bridge the divide.