Dr. Romona Jackson Jones is an experienced proven visionary leader who’s notable for her ability to get things accomplished. She has resided in Douglas County for 18 years. Since taking office as Douglas County Commission Chair in 2017, Romona has transformed the trajectory of local government by permeating efficient and effective 21st century best practices to better serve the citizens of Douglas County. She possesses a thriving leadership track record with high ethical standards. Romona’s exceptional breadth and depth of fiscal management and leadership bodes well in public office with demonstrated prudent accountability and oversight for Douglas County Government’s $160 million dollar budget while delivering a special brand of first class transformative services. She has 35 years of business acumen leadership experience of which 31 years is related to Healthcare operations management, multi- million dollar budget oversight, policy development, personnel management, process improvement, strategic planning and master facility planning. She served in the United States Army for three years and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University, Masters Degree from Chapman University and a Doctoral Degree from Argosy University. Romona is the extremely proud mother of Shannon Nicole Jones, a Douglas County School System Teacher.
Romona is very active in the community and serving is part of her DNA. As the daughter of a Korean War Paratrooper and a 50 year Small Business Owner, she understands the true value of service. Romona received a Life-time Achievement Award for community service in 2017 and a Georgia Outstanding Citizen Award in 2018. She is a member of the Douglas County Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, American Veterans Post 118, and American Legion Post 145. Romona is a Certified County Commissioner. She serves as a Board of Director for the Douglasville Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority, Board Member Metro Water District, Board of Director Douglas County Public Health, Board of Director Douglas County Community Services Board, Board of Director Ex Officio Member Douglas County Economic Development Authority, Board of Director Ex Officio Member Douglas County Tourism, Board Member Atlanta Regional Commission and Chairman of Atlanta Regional Commission Board for Senior Aging and Independence.