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Dr. Romona Jackson Jones
Dr. Romona Jackson Jones serves as the first African American Commission Chairman in the history of Douglas County, Georgia. She is the daughter of Mattie Howell Jackson and the late Johnnie L. Jackson of Memphis, Tennessee. Shortly after graduating from Hamilton High School in Memphis, Dr. Jones followed in the footsteps of her father, a Korean War Veteran, by joining the U. S. Army for three years. She married a U. S. Marine and is officially retired as a former spouse of 19 years.
Dr. Jones earned a Bachelor's Degree from Southern Illinois University, Masters Degree from Chapman University, and Educational Leadership Doctorate from Argosy University.
Dr. Jones worked in the healthcare industry for 40 years, of which 31 years involved leadership, operations management, budget, policy development, personnel, process improvement, strategic planning, and master facility planning. She has worked in Federal government, State government, public, private, non-profit and for-profit organizations.
She was among the first Civil Service employees in the Nation to coordinate and direct a federally regulated environmental program for the U. S. Navy. She has led several multi-million dollar master facility planning and execution projects for healthcare organizations.
Dr. Jones took office January 1, 2017 and business owners and colleagues alike have quickly given her well earned respect. Dr. Jones ventures helped secure $3.3 billion in investments within her first year in office. She added to the pecuniary mix when she welcomed a global technology company called "Switch". The Las Vegas based organization is building a one million square foot campus in Douglas County. This $2.5 billion investment sets the mark as the most significant single capital investment in Georgia's history. Dr. Jones is focusing on many issues with particular attention on transparency, economic development, workforce development, transportation, public engagement, public health, public safety, mental health, housing growth, youth, seniors and Keeping Douglas County Beautiful.
Dr. Jones is the extremely proud mother of Shannon Nicole Jones, a Douglas County School System teacher (Douglas County High School: 11th-grade literature, American literature, Honors 11th grade literature).
CHAIRMAN JONES DELIVERS 2018 STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS (Read more...)|
COMMISSION CHAIR ANNOUNCES 2019 WALKING THE TALK LISTENING SESSIONS (Read more...)
- 2018 State of the County - Courthouse Atrium speech
01/2017 - 'Walking the Talk' Column, January 2017: Happy New Year - 62.6KB
02/2017 - 'Walking the Talk' Column, February 2017: Communication - 71.0KB
03/2017 - 'Walking the Talk' Column, March 2017: Chaos or Community - 76.6KB
04/2017 - 'Walking the Talk' Column, April 2017: District Web Pages - 83.6KB
05/2017 - 'Walking the Talk' Column, May 2017: Understanding Planning and Zoning - 427.6KB
06/2017 - 'Walking the Talk' Column, June 2017: First 100 Days - 86.8KB
07/2017 - 'Walking the Talk' Column, July 2017 - Understanding Code Enforcement - 85.5KB
08/2017 - 'Walking the Talk' Column, August 2017: Understanding the Role of the Douglas County Chamber with Government - 81.9KB
09/2017 - 'Walking the Talk' Column, September 2017: Tourism - Naturally Douglas County, Atlanta's Lure for Outdoor Adventure - 87.6KB
2017 MLK Day Observance Keynote Speech - 25.8KB
Douglas County Strategic Priorities (2018-2020) - 7333.1KB
Facts & Figures 2018 (PDF format - designed for 11x17 landscape) - 2528.0KB
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