Henry County Advisory Roundtable with Chairwoman Carlotta Harrell
Join the Council for Quality Growth's Henry County Advisory Roundtable on September 20, 2023 at 11:45 AM in-person at the Henry Chamber of Commerce to hear an update from Henry County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Carlotta Harrell.
Board of Commissioners
Carlotta Harrell was elected countywide in 2020 as Chairwoman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners. As a true public servant, Harrell grew up in an environment were giving back to the community was a daily activity, and she carried those values of service into her adult life. Born the daughter of a Pastor and Freedom Fighter, Harrell grew up watching her parents march and fight for equality alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Congressman John Lewis. Her experiences at a very young age led her to a life of service which helped shape her into the leader she is today.
She received her degrees in Public Administration and Criminal Justice from Brenau University, in Gainesville, and had a successful career in law enforcement for more than 20 years. She has served on various executive Boards and in civic organizations, and in 2012, she was appointed to the Henry County Water Authority (HCWA) Board of Directors. She previously provided consulting services as a Project Director for the Georgia Conference of African American Mayors. Carlotta is the Managing Partner of The Harrell Group, a multi-functional Women Owed Small Business (WOSB) consulting firm with a combined 30 years of experience that provides organizational change management assistance, strategy development and operational improvement services to public and private entities.
Chair Harrell has been instrumental in moving Henry County forward by building key relationships with State and Federal partners. She was able to get bi-partisan support with the passage of the first ever T-SPLOST for Henry County expected to generate over $250 million, the opening of the Public Safety Real Time Crime Center, securing $32 million in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds, and the list goes on. She is a 2022 graduate of Leader Henry and is a Certified County Commissioner of Georgia from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.
Chair Harrell was recognized for the third year, by Engineering Georgia as one of the “Top 100 Influential Women in Georgia”, by Atlanta Business League as one of the “Top 100 Women of Influence”, by Southern Crescent Women in Business as one of the “Top 50 Women of Influence”, recipient of the “Profile In Courage Award” during Black History Month and numerous other awards and recognitions