Role in Office
Kelly Robinson serves as Vice-Chairman and the District 2 Commissioner for Douglas County Board of Commissioners. As the District 2 Commissioner, Robinson represents:
- Boundary Waters
- Chestnut Log
- Deer Lick
- Factory Shoals
- Lithia Springs
- Old Colonial
- Sweetwater State Park Areas
Robinson also serves the primary corridors of Riverside Drive, Thornton Road, Veterans Memorial Highway, Fairburn Road and Highway 166. Douglas County voters first elected Vice- Chairman Robinson to office in 2008 and re-elected him in 2012 and 2016. On top of the duties and responsibilities of being an elected official, Commissioner Robinson serves as Chair of Finance and Audit, Transportation, Committees and is a member of the Purchasing and dctv23 Programming Committee.
Due to these committees, Robinson has:
- Been involved in the negotiation of intra-county bus system to include “regional” route design connecting through Cobb and Fulton into H.E. Holmes Station (pre-ATL)
- Been involved in the rebranding of all county mobility programs into “Connect Douglas”
- Championed a long-term capital policy that the Board of Commissioners adopted unanimously as well as a long-term capital plan for financial purposes
- Served as lead local legislator to validate the strategic fit and performed site due diligence leading to the securing of Georgia’s largest economic investment deal in history - the $2.5 billion Switch Data Center
Robinson has consistently believed that Douglas County’s future quality of life can only be increased with a focus on economic development involving innovation, industry, and investment as well as housing policy. Robinson writes and publishes policy papers on various housing and financial topics that extend solutions toward national issues.
Commissioner Robinson possesses 27 years of business experience, currently operating as chief executive officer of Archie Mae, a housing advocacy and capital markets firm. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Pricing at Wachovia within its $4 billion commercial banking group that encompassed business banking, regional banking, corporate banking, commercial real estate and treasury services. Robinson also sits on the board of a homeless prevention center, Caring for Others, as well as the Bronner Business Institute.
In addition, Robinson instructs students on Entrepreneurship, Business Analysis and Strategic Management at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University where he also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) and Masters in Management (Strategic Planning). He is writing his first book and is about to launch a radio and cable series. Robinson also serves as a proud father of his two sons, 21-year-old Kelly Jr, and 18-year-old Christopher.