Douglas County Georgia

Living. Growing. Prospering.

Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones

Dr. Romona Jackson Jones
Dr. Romona Jackson Jones 

Dr. Romona Jackson Jones
Commission Chairman
8700 Hospital Drive
Third Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7269
Fax: 770.920.7357


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).

Awards, Recognitions, and Memberships
  • State of Georgia Outstanding Citizen Award
  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Certified County Commissioner
  • President's Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Board of Director, Community Service Board
  • Board of Director, Douglas County Board of Health
  • Board of Director, Douglasville/Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority
  • Board of Director, Douglasville/Douglas County Economic Development
  • Chairman's Club, Douglas County Chamber
  • Board Member, Douglas County United Way
  • Board Member, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Board Member, Douglasville Community Outreach
  • Servant Leadership Award, Georgia State Women's Legislative Caucus, 2014
  • Military Service Honoree, Women's Empowerment Day, 2014
  • American Legion Post 145 "Legionnaire of the Year", 2014
  • Advisory Board Chair of Surgery Technology, Atlanta Technical College
  • Adjunct Professor, Brown Mackie College - Atlanta
  • Douglas County Kiwanis Club
  • Douglasville Community Outreach
  • AMVETS Post 118
  • American Legion Post 145
  • Women's Army Corps Veteran Association
  • Live Health Douglas Steering Committee
  • Douglas County Care Place Organizational Team
  • National Association Female Executives

'Clearly' is a monthly look into Douglas County's people, places and departments with Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones.

Current Episode of 'Clearly'

Strategic Priorities
You can download a PDF version of the Douglas County Strategic Priorities (2018-2020) by clicking here.


00/2017 - Swearing-in Ceremony, December 29, 2016

01/2017 - '8700: Meet Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones

04/2017 - 'Clearly': Understanding Planning & Zoning

05/2017 - 'Clearly': 100-Day Report to the Citizens

Facebook Page of Romona Jackson Jones

- 2018 State of the County - Courthouse Atrium speech - 73.1KB

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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