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.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Brenau University 2002

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Career Goals:

I am interested in so much more than what I have learned in my twenty plus years of being in this government career. Thoughts for my future is to be the first female County Manager in Jackson County and continue my professional career maintaining and growing with the County while providing more outstanding programs and services for our citizens. After my professional career in government management, I still have a desire to use my experience teaching others who have the same passion as me or work for an organization like the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.


Relevant Work Experience:

June 2020-Present Assistant County Manager, Jackson County Government
Feb. 2009-May 2020 Director, Jackson County Development Department
June 2004-Feb. 2009 Project Assistant, J&K Utilities, LLC
Feb. 2002-June 2004 Director, Quad Cities Planning and Development
Jan. 2001-Feb. 2002 Director, Jackson County Planning and Development
Feb. 2000-Jan. 2001 Planning, Jackson County Planning and Development
Feb. 1998-Feb. 2000 Administrative Planning Assistant, Jackson County Planning and Development

Of Note

Jackson County Woman of the Year finalist 2018 & 2020

Certified Public Manager UGA 2019

Academy for Economic Development 2011

Certificate of Local Government Management, UGA 2003

Research Interests

My passion is communication with our elected officials regarding zoning, building, development and infrastructure.