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Douglasville, GA - Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Chairman of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, expressed her deepest sympathy and condolences on behalf of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners Friday morning upon hearing of the passing of Mr. Ronald L. Wilson, former Chairman of the Development Authority of Douglas County.

In a statement to her fellow Commissioners, Chairman Jones said, "Mr. Wilson was a pillar of progress in our community and his impeccable contributions while serving on the Douglas County Development Authority Board, Douglas County Public Health Board and Douglas County Community Services Board is a true testament of servant leadership and may he rest in peace."

First appointed to serve on the Development Authority Board by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on February 1, 2001, Mr. Wilson was elected to serve as Chairman on February 21, 2007 and continued in that role until January 2020.

Douglas County Board of Commissioners' Vice Chairman & District II Commissioner Kelly G. Robinson reflected after hearing the news. "Mr. Wilson had a giant impact on economic development for Douglas County helping recruit globally recognized businesses like Google, Stitch Fix and others, Robinson said. "He truly will be missed because he was such a work horse for the community of Douglas County."

District I Commissioner Henry Mitchell, III was stunned upon hearing the news and joined the rest of the Board of Commissioners reflecting on the major contributions Wilson brought to Douglas County. "Ron served as a strong backbone and pillar of guidance to the Development Authority Board of Directors as Chairman," Commissioner Mitchell said. "Ron kept his finger on the pulse of business growth and jobs for people in the community of Douglas County and I believe he'll always be remembered for that."

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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