Henry County Board of Commissioners
June Wood was elected as Chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners in the December 6, 2016, General Election run-off. Active in the Henry County community for many years in various civic, educational and business endeavors, she also spent more than 26 years in a career with Georgia Power, retiring in 2013 as Georgia Power’s Metro South External Affairs Manager, where she served Clayton, Butts, Henry, South Fulton, Fayette and Coweta Counties.
Wood is the past Chair of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and previously served as the Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s Vice Chair of Government & Education, as well as the Chair of the Henry County Chamber’s Education Foundation. She is the past Chair of the Southern Crescent Technical College Board, is a member of the Piedmont Henry Hospital Board, and is the Founder & CEO of the Virtuous Women Life Academy, a newly established non-profit based in Clayton County to help homeless working women and their children in the Metro South Area. Wood served on the Henry, Butts & Clayton United Way Advisory Board and the Communities In Schools of Henry County Board.
Wood’s various contributions have been acknowledged in several ways:
The Leadership Henry Program awarded Wood the Ed Bridges Spirit of Community Award (2011);
The Henry County Board of Education publicly thanked her for her commitment to Henry County Schools and Economics & Education (E2) Alliance (2012); Recognition by the United Way of Greater Atlanta as 2013 Campaign Chair of the Year (2013); The Henry County NAACP Congratulations on Retirement (2013); Recipient of the Commissioner Bruce Holmes Foundation Leadership Award (2013);
In 2013 Wood received an Executive Order from Office of Hon. Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon;
Georgia Power’s Southern Style Excellence Award for Superior Performance (2013); and
Southern Crescent Technical College President’s Award of Excellence (2015).
Wood has been featured in Southern Journal magazine as a “Woman of Substance” and in the We Are Clayton magazine for her community leadership. In 2013, Wood was presented House Resolution 775 by the Georgia House of Representatives for her leadership of economic development in the community, and in 2014, Wood was presented Senate Resolution 786 recognizing and commending her retirement, leadership and deep personal commitment to the welfare of the citizens of Georgia.
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.
Wood earned a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1987, and has been affiliated with multiple professional organizations including the Association of Utility Professionals, American Association of Blacks in Energy, American Society of Civil Engineers and the Georgia 100 Mentoring Program. She is also a graduate of the Georgia Economic Academy and the Regional Leadership Institute. Wood and her husband Michael have two daughters, Junee’ and Junette, and five grandchildren.
Phone: (770) 288-6001
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