Dometrice “Dee” Clemmons

Dometrice “Dee” Clemmons

Dometrice “Dee” Clemmons made history as the first African American woman elected to serve on the Henry County Board of Commissioners in November 2016. Representing the 8th largest county in the state of Georgia, she is wholeheartedly committed to working for the citizens and local businesses in order to make Henry County a great place to live and work.

Dee has been eagerly working in providing public service to families in Georgia for more than a decade. Her mission as a vocal proponent for equality and inclusion began long before she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College. Soon after college, Dee served as a public school teacher before satisfying her entrepreneurial spirit as a social entrepreneur and business consultant. She achieved success in developing public service programs, creating jobs, providing turn around services for failing businesses, and running her own companies.

Dee’s accomplishments in the business sector have provided her with the leadership skills and business acumen to lead Henry County. She was introduced to government through her experience on the First Board of the White House Points of Light Foundation where she led a national campaign to engage college students in public service. During her term as Henry County Commissioner, Dee has demonstrated her commitment to public safety, and has made admirable strides toward addressing infrastructure challenges, attracting high paying, quality jobs, working with the public schools to ensure quality education and creating quality of life initiatives for all of Henry County. Since being elected, Dee has been consistent in displaying her commitment to creating equal opportunities and inclusion for all constituents, especially women and minority owned businesses.

Commissioner Clemmons’ achievements as an elected official are commendable, indeed. She courageously spearheaded the effort for a Confederate museum to remove its display of Confederate flags on government property. Dee sent a powerful message that there was no room in Henry County for racist images used to perpetuate violence and bigotry, which resulted in the organization ceasing the illegal operations on government property.

Dee also identified the need for equal economic opportunities and diversity in Supplier Inclusion. As such, she worked with the Georgia Minority Supplier Diversity Council to create a local policy, ultimately leading and passing the Henry County first ever local policy for the creation of a Supplier Inclusion Program to benefit small, local, women owned and veteran owned businesses. Dee has renewed Henry County’s interest in the partnership, development and work with the Atlanta Motor Speedway to rebrand the Highway 19/41 Corridor and County-owned Henry County Airport with a TAD and Megasite District to help promote economic development on the South side of Atlanta.

Additionally, Dee has successfully supported small businesses, nonprofits, religious organizations, and state agencies by providing business consulting, professional development, management services, administration, and project management through her company DCL Public Private Solutions Group. Apart from her civic duties and business endeavors, Commissioner Clemmons is also engaged in her nonprofit organization, She STEAMS FOUNDATION, supported by Mercer University, The LPGA and a coalition of women entrepreneurs striving to educate, empower, and enlighten the next generation of young girls. Dee is a founding officer and the regional director for College for Kids Inc., a State-certified operator of academic and behavior modification out of school time programs for Georgia students in Fulton, DeKalb and Henry Counties.

Dee’s commitment to leadership is further shown through her board membership with Georgia WIN List, a political action committee dedicated to changing the face of power in Georgia. She is Government and External Affairs Chair for the Women’s Chamber of Commerce Atlanta, member of the Spelman Alumni Association, 100 Black Women – MECCA Chapter, Peace Chapter No. 146, and the Henry County NAACP.

Commissioner Dee Clemmons is a successful businesswoman, local politician, wife, and the mother of two daughters. She is also an avid lifelong learner, a resourceful leader, and a passionate agent of change dedicated to serving others.

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