Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Gina was born and raised in Illinois. She came to Jefferson over 23 years ago where she started her career with Jackson County Government. After 5 years with the Jackson County Planning Department she then established the Planning Department for the City of Arcade, City of Jefferson, City of Pendergrass, and City of Talmo for the next 3 years. Then finding a place in the private sector she was employed by J & K Utilities, LLC located in Jefferson for 4 years. Realizing her passion for government Gina returned to Jackson County Government and served as the Director of Public Development which included the following Divisions: Planning and Zoning; Protective Inspections; Code Compliance; Keep Jackson Beautiful; and Stormwater Coordinator for over 10 years. Gina was recently assigned as the Assistant County Manager in June of 2020. Gina has her degree of Bachelor of Business Administration from Brenau University and is a Certified Public Manager from the University of Georgia. Gina has been involved in the Jackson County community for the several years and notably has been the 2009 Chairman of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, both President and Sergeant of Arms of the Jefferson Rotary Club, Chair of the United Way for Jackson County, past Secretary/Treasurer of the Jefferson Downtown Development Authority, past member of the Jefferson Elementary School Council and the Jefferson Academy School Council and a 2002 graduate of Leadership Jackson.