Nanette Saucier was elected to the office of Councilmember, Ward C at Large office in November 2013, re-elected in November 2017. She has been a resident of East Point since 1999, after purchasing a house in the Oak Forrest Community.
Prior to her election in 2013, she served as the Chair of the East Point Building Authority. Saucier was instrumental in the creation of the Briarwood Blossom Lane Neighborhood Association, founded when the quality of life of the residents in the community was threatened by a new development and the potential damage it would cause to property owners. The organization was successful in getting the City of East Point to initiate the Community Zoning Information Meeting (CZIM) as a part of the city's re-zoning process. She served as the association’s President for many years.
Saucier is a graduate of the 2005 East Point Citizens Leadership Academy. She served as an officer of the initial Presidents’ Council; a community organization created by former East Point Mayor Patsy Jo Hilliard.
Professionally, Saucier a licensed insurance agent is a Member Relations and Retention Manager for a major health insurance carrier.
The accomplishments of CM Saucier during her tenure include sponsoring a Firework Noise Ordinance, the Brunch Bill Ordinance, and several zoning ordinance amendments. She created the Veteran Sign Topper Program to honor and acknowledge East Point Veterans. She successfully lobbied for $500K funding for the 50 Worst Properties program which created additional opportunities for the city to remediate blighted properties. She worked with staff and Council to identify ways to prevent cost increases for residents which resulted in no increase to the electric rates since 2014 and the city's millage rate has been reduced every year since 2015. She lobbied for an increase in the monthly Utility Discount for low income senior and disabled residents from the current $7 to $20 at a maximum cost of $53K annually. She initiated a project that ensured all city buildings and sidewalks are ADA compliant where possible. CM Saucier meets annually with Georgia's Federal officials in Washington, DC. to request assistance with reduction in airplane noise and funding for infrastructure replacement. Saucier earned a Certificate of Recognition from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in 2018. Saucier started the East Point Business Appreciation Holiday Event, an annual networking event created for registered East Point business. Saucier served as the Provisional Mayor and was appointed to various committees including the 50 Worst Property Task Force, Human Resource Committee and Budget Committee. The National League of Cities (NLC) appointed Saucier to the Federal Advocacy and Intergovernmental Relations Committee. She is currently East Point's representative on N.O.I.S.E. (National Organization to Insure a Sound Controlled Environment). Saucier often acts as a liaison for East Point residents and business stakeholders when they have difficulty obtaining assistance needed with various city departments including numerous request for assistance with obtaining permits.