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 was born March 10, 1958, the daughter of Mattie Howell Jackson and the late Johnnie L. Jackson of Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Hamilton High School of Memphis. Shortly after graduating from high school, Romona followed the footsteps of her father (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.

Romona earned a Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University, Masters degree from Chapman University, and Educational 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 is the extremely proud mother of Shannon Nicole Jones, a Douglas County School System teacher (Douglas County High School: 9th grade literature, American literature, Honors 9th grade literature).

Dr. Jones took office January 1, 2017.

Awards, Recognitions, and Memberships

  • President's Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Who's Who for Elite and Extraordinary Professionals in Washington, D. C.
  • Servant Leadership Award, Georgia State Women's Legislative Caucus, 2014
  • Military Service Honoree, Women's Empowerment Day, 2014
  • Douglas County Planning Board Member, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Region One, 2011 - 14
  • 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'

September 23, 2017
Walking the Talk Listening Session with County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones (Details...)

November 4, 2017
Walking the Talk Listening Session with County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones (Details...)


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

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

'facts & figures 2017' (.pdf format - designed for 11x17 landscape) - 1463.8KB

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader To view PDF files, Download Adobe Acrobat Reader