Meet June

Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.”

– Joanne Ciulla (Author)





MEET JUNE WOOD

ABOUT JUNE WOOD

June Wood is the current Chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. The county has the 2nd fastest growth rate of the Metro Atlanta Region with more than 235,000 residents. Wood earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1987 before beginning her Southern Company Career. After serving more than 26 years in various executive and leadership roles with Georgia Power and Alabama Power, Wood retired in 2013 as Georgia Power’s Metro South Region External Affairs Manager, where she served Clayton, Butts, Henry, South Fulton, Fayette and Coweta Counties.

After retirement, Wood’s commitment to excellence and community service continued and has been noted by her awards and recognition which includes: Southern Style Excellence Award for Superior Performance; Southern Crescent Technical College President’s Award of Excellence; bi-partisan support for Georgia House Resolution 775 for her community leadership of economic development; and Senate Resolution 786 recognizing and commending her retirement, leadership, and deep personal commitment to the welfare of the citizens of Georgia. 

An active member of the community, Wood is a graduate of the Georgia Economic Academy and the Regional Leadership Institute, the past Chair of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and past Chair of the Southern Crescent Technical College Board.   She served as the co-leader of Henry County’s Economics & Education (E2) Initiative which mobilized over 100 Henry County elected and appointed leaders, school system representatives, businesses, and other community stakeholders to improve student academic performance and workforce development.  This taskforce in partnership with the Henry County Legislators secured funding for the Southern Crescent Technical College and Henry County’s College & Career Academy.    In addition to her corporate career and political position, Wood is also is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Virtuous Women Life Academy (VWLA), a non-profit  dedicated to connecting and mentoring women from all walks of life in the Metro South Area.  

A woman of faith, Wood later accepted the divine calling to enter politics and use her God-given talents, skills and abilities to help bring about positive change in our communities.   Wood was elected as Chair in the December 6, 2016 General Election Run-off and continues to champion Henry County as a safe and peaceful place to live, learn, work, play and pray for all.   Her focus is on Public Safety, Infrastructure and Economic Development.  

Currently, Wood is actively engaged on the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Board and serving on the ARC Governance Board and the Vice Chair of the ARC Transportation and Air Quality Control (TAQC) Committee.   Since serving as Chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners, Wood was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Department of Corrections (serving until June 2019) and was recently appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.   The county has the 2nd fastest growth rate of the Metro Atlanta Region with more than 235,000 residents.

Working for Henry County

Henry County Commission Chair June Wood has been actively engaged with her fellow commissioners, county staff, city council members, and residents in striving to make Henry County a better place to live, work, and play. As McDonough, Locust Grove, Stockbridge, and Hampton cities, and the county, continue to grow, adding thousands of new residents annually, it is more important than ever to maintain a dedicated focus on transportation improvements, public safety, and economic development.

Chair June Wood has been an active participant at the Atlanta Regional Commission collaborating with other local leaders throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Through regular attendance at monthly committee meetings and annual LINK trips to other large metropolitan cities, she has gained valuable insights to help better lead Henry County. June has especially worked to strengthen the county’s relationships with neighboring communities in south metro Atlanta by hosting roundtable discussions with other county commission chairs. Perhaps one of the best examples of June’s regional collaboration was in May 2018 when residents were invited to a town hall meeting with Gwinnett County Chairwoman Charlotte Nash, Atlanta Regional Commission Principal Planner David Haynes, and GDOT Board Member Dana Lemon to discuss the ATL Authority and public transit in Henry County. 

 

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