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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 Jr. of Memphis, Tennessee. Shortly after graduating from Hamilton High School in Memphis, Dr. Jones followed in the footsteps of her father, a Korean War Paratrooper, 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, master's degree from Chapman University, and doctorate degree in Educational Leadership (Higher Education) from Argosy University.
Dr. Jones worked in the healthcare industry for 40 years, of which 31 years involved leadership, operations management, multimillion-dollar budget oversight, policy development, personnel, process improvement, strategic planning, and master facility planning. She has worked in Federal government, State government, Local government, 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 through-out the United States.
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". This $2.5 billion investment sets the mark as the most significant single capital investment in Georgia's history. As Chairman of Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Jones has oversight and responsibility for a $160 million-dollar budget. Under Dr. Jones leadership, Douglas County has gained a record-breaking amount of economic development investments totaling $4.5 billion dollars with continued growth in Douglas County.
Dr. Jones is focusing on many issues with attention on transparency, economic development, workforce development, road enhancements, transportation, public engagement, public health, public safety, mental health, housing growth, youth, seniors and beautification. Dr. Jones 6 E's for excellence in County Governance addresses economic growth and vitality, efficient organization performance, environmental stewardship, best practice public safety/ well-being, diverse cultural and recreational opportunities and unification for all citizens of Douglas County.
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, public speaking, head cheerleading coach).
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2019 Strategic Priorities
Douglas County Strategic Priorities (2018-2020) - 7333.1KB
Facts & Figures 2019 (PDF format - designed for 11x17 landscape) - 9880.8KB
Moody's Investors Service - Annual Comment on Douglas County - 1371.6KB
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