DR. DOREEN WILLIAMS
YOUR CALM VOICE OF REASON
I AM HONORED TO SERVE AS YOUR CURRENT ROCKDALE COUNTY POST 2 COMMISSIONER.
As I am nearing the end of my first term, I AM EXCITED TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION. Serving as commissioner has allowed me to continue the work I have done for many years raising five children, 30 years of teaching Pre-Kindergarten – Eighth Grade, serving in my church in numerous capacities, and serving in the community. The skills I developed in those previous opportunities including collaborating, researching, sticking to reason, listening, and reaching out to stakeholders prepared me well for the role of commissioner. And it has been a meaningful experience.
A LITTLE HISTORY
I GREW UP in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley in Central California. My father was an elementary school teacher and my mother was a stay-at-home mom. Some of my fondest memories include spending summers camping in Sequoia National Park and eating fresh produce grown in our yard or gleaned from local farmers’ orchards. Our town, Visalia, was small, 12,000 – 25,000 people, as I was growing up and has grown over the years to its current 130,000 population. Rockdale County reminds me a lot of my childhood.
MY HUSBAND, John, and I have been married 44 years, raised 5 children, and have 11 grandchildren. Chase, our oldest grandchild, is a freshman at Brigham Young University this year and Jade, the youngest, was born in December 2017 so we have a big spread! They are a joy to us.
WE MOVED TO ROCKDALE in 1994 from Pensacola, Florida where we had lived for 4 years. We specifically chose Rockdale for its quality of life, the schools, and the hometown feel. We lived in the Honey Creek area for 10 years and have lived in Olde Town Conyers for 14 years.
I am a FORMER SMALL BUSINESS OWNER and a RETIRED EDUCATOR with a diverse educational background. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Brigham Young University, a Masters degree from Walden University which emphasized the effective use of technology, and a Doctor of Education degree from Georgia Southern University in Curriculum Studies with huge concentrations on the role and influence of effective governments. I love to learn.
COMMON SENSE TO FIND COMMON GROUND FOR THE COMMON GOOD
PUTTING THE PEOPLE FIRST!