About Romona Jackson Jones
Dr. Romona Jackson Jones is an Officer of the Atlanta Regional Commission, serving as the Board Secretary. She is on the Governance Committee and chairs its Ethics Subcommittee. She is also the Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee on Aging and a member of the Transportation & Air Quality Committee (TAQC).
Dr. Jones became the Chairman of Douglas County in January 2017. Under her leadership, the county has experienced tremendous growth in both its population and its economy.
Prior to her public service, Dr. Jones worked in the healthcare field for 40 years, including work in federal, state, and local governments, 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 throughout the United States. In addition, she served in the U.S. Army for three years.
Dr. Jones earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s from Chapman University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Higher Education) from Argosy University. She has an adult daughter, who is a teacher in the Douglas County School System.