Dr. Doreen Williams was elected to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners in November 2014 and took office January 1, 2015. She is a former small business owner and retired educator with a diverse educational background. She earned her Doctor of Education from Georgia Southern University in curriculum studies with concentrations on the role and influence of effective governments. Her master’s degree from Walden University concentrated on the effective use of technology. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Brigham Young University.
As a small business owner in California, Commissioner Williams was responsible for the day-to-day operations and the financial solvency of the business. She was actively involved with the local Chamber of Commerce and developed an appreciation for the need of a culture conducive to encouraging and promoting small businesses. During her educational career, she taught students from Pre-K to 8th grade. Commissioner Williams consistently incorporated social justice issues into her teaching, even for 3-to 4-year-olds. She believes recognizing and caring for those who have fewer resources, or are more vulnerable, is an important part of ethical living. Commissioner Williams’ favorite teaching assignments were social studies courses, which included the impact of governments on people’s lives locally and around the world.
Commissioner Williams serves on the board of directors for View Point Health to which she was appointed by the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners in 2009. The board of directors for View Point Health provides oversight for the financial solvency and community and individual effectiveness of the organization. Working on the board with County commissioners, sheriff deputies, school board members and business owners has given her a holistic view of the integration of each of these facets of community life.
Commissioner Williams moved to Rockdale County with her husband and their five children in July 1994. Their children have attended Honey Creek Elementary, Edwards Middle and Heritage High School. They moved from the Honey Creek area to Olde Town Conyers in 2004, giving her an opportunity to appreciate the diversity in the areas of Rockdale County.