In just Three Years, Commissioner Clemmons has made Henry Better
- Initiated replacement for Fire Station 8 to ensure shorter response time
- Upgraded housing and building standards
- Laid ground work to develop acres of unused land for economic growth and protect the county from more warehouses
- Improved the Henry County Airport
- Launched the first ever youth and veterans aviation day
- Increased access to fresh produce through a local weekly fresh fruits and vegetables farmers market
- Allocated funding to ensure Bear Creek senior and recreation center was age friendly
- Advanced local road projects like the four lane western parallel connector
- Brought the first ice skating rink to Henry County
- Hosted an annual toy drive
- Founded the first ever Boys and Girls Club of Henry County
- Streetlighting on Jonesboro Road
Dee has effectively led local policy to level the playing field for local, veteran-owned and women-owned small businesses, as well as steered efforts to update outdated alcohol laws to align with state and local jurisdictions in order to expand business opportunities in the hospitality industry. Dee is known as a philanthropist who self-funded a community small business center to help startups.
Dee has been recognized for her community service and activism on behalf of Henry County and for her efforts to highlight equal economic opportunities and diversity through local policy making, while putting into practice those ideals through her many endeavors, including operating an all-girls performing arts school, a janitorial supply company and a small business incubator on Eagles Landing called The Workspace Boutique. This incubator benefits small, local, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses.
Dee Clemmons is the founder of She STEAMS, a nonprofit organization providing opportunities and programs benefiting girls. Dee is an active board member and committee chair for GEORGIA’S WIN LIST and a board member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council. She is also a member of the National Association of 100 Black Women, Spelman College Alumni Association, Georgia Women Business Council, Women Influencing Public Policy and the Amateur Ladies Golf Association.