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Commissioner Holmes Honored for His Work in Henry County

District 5 Commissioner Bruce Holmes has been recently honored by two prominent minority business organizations for his work in the community.  He is the first person from Henry County to achieve these honors.

He was named the 2013 Commissioner of the Year by the Georgia Minority Business Awards (GMBA).  The Awards began 16 years ago as a way to recognize outstanding minority owned businesses in Georgia for their achievements in community, personal and company growth.  Since then, it has grown to include other awards in different industries and business sectors, including entertainment, technology, education, non-profit, and government. 

According to the GMBA website, the awards are presented to individuals who exemplify leadership, commitment to industrious and professional growth, charity towards their fellow man and most importantly their belief in living "success."

Commissioner Holmes is also one of more than 300 prominent black business leaders named in the Who's Who in Black Atlanta this year.  This is the 14th edition of the publication in Atlanta by the Who’s Who Publishing Company, which was founded in 1989.  The publication highlights the positive achievements of African Americans who have made their mark in their professions or in service to others in their community while also providing a valuable resource and networking guide for the community.

Commissioner Holmes expressed how honored he is to be recognized for his efforts to improve economic development and make Henry County a better place to live, work, and play.  He pointed to several projects and initiatives that he believes contributed to his receiving these honors.

  • The Commissioner Bruce Holmes Youth Foundation has received a lot of attention because of the dedicated volunteers that give their time and energy to help work with and develop our youth.
  • Investments in District 5 and Fairview are developing it into a health & wellness community, providing connectivity through multi-use walking trails, bike trails and beautification, including the development of the Kelleytown bike trails and the Panola State Park walking trails.
  • The opening of the New Fairview Police Precinct in the Fairview Business District is making residents feel safer and better supporting businesses in the area.
  • A new medical development is getting underway in which more than $180,000,000 will be invested into the economy of Georgia, creating over 1,300 direct and indirect jobs through the development of a medical, retail, and restaurant campus.  

“I am really excited about what we have accomplished in just two years, but I understand that there is still a lot more work that has to be done.  I look forward to the hard work ahead and I am proud to continue to serve and impact lives in a positive way,” said Commissioner Holmes.


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