February 8, 2018 – HENRY COUNTY, GA - Henry County District II Commissioner Dee Clemmons was named Commissioner of the Year by the Georgia Minority Business Awards, in partnership with the Atlanta Business Journal Magazine, and will be honored at the 21st annual 2018 Georgia Minority Business Awards Dinner and Reception next month.

In her nomination letter, Clemmons was noted for her community service and activism on behalf of Henry County and for her many accomplishments during her first year in office. Some of the initiatives detailed included her efforts to highlight equal economic opportunities and diversity in working with the Georgia Minority Supplier Diversity Council to create a local policy, ultimately helping pass Henry County’s first Supplier Inclusion Program to benefit small, local, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. She was also lauded for her work to rebrand the Highway 19/41 Corridor and the county-owned Henry County Airport, benefitting both with a Tax Allocation District and Megasite District to help promote economic development on the south side of Atlanta.

The Georgia Minority Business Awards mission is to develop relationships that reach out to all cultures by hosting and rewarding Georgia’s top business, civic and organization leaders who have promoted and demonstrated diversity in the workplace.

In its recognition, the organization commended Clemmons noting her as a leader in the political and business community, with a growing list of accomplishments and legacy.

Clemmons said she is honored by the recognition and will continue to serve her community and work for more economic opportunities from which everyone can benefit.

“It’s so gratifying and humbling to be recognized for my dedication and service to the community. When I was campaigning, I woke up with wishful thinking of serving my community on another level,” she said. “Now, that wishful thinking has become an appreciative mode of reality. This award is about serving, and being the recipient of such an honor has given me a new found gratitude for my family, my constituents, my colleagues and especially for God, for granting me the privilege to serve.”

Henry County District V Commissioner Bruce Holmes was named Commissioner of the Year in 2013. 

The GMB Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held at the Georgia International Conference and Convention Center in College Park on March 29, 2018 at 5 p.m. For more information or tickets, please visit www.gaminoritybusinessawards.com.