The Georgia State House approved a resolution commending Cheri Hobson-Matthews for her public service as Henry County Manager. The house approved the resolution on Tuesday, February 22. Matthews has been the county manager since 2017.
State Representative El-Mahdi Holly sponsored the resolution. Other members of the local delegation â€” Reps. Crowe, Douglas, Mathiak, Lewis-Ward and Scott â€” co-sponsored the measure. House Resolution 833 is available to view on the state website.
Henry County Manager Cheri Hobson-Matthews first began working for Henry County Government in 2002. She started as a planner in the planning & zoning department before later promotions to chief planner then director. She worked as the deputy county manager prior to her appointment to county manager in 2017.
As county manager, Matthews oversees a workforce of nearly 1,700 employees and manages the countyâ€™s $190 million dollar budget. In addition, she lends her time and talents to various charitable and civic endeavors. Examples include Leadership Henry and Prevent Child Abuse Henry County.
Matthews is a graduate and Eisenhower Fellow of Alabama A&M University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Planning & Urban Studies. She specialized in environmental planning. Matthews continued her education, going on to earn her Masterâ€™s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, with a focus in transportation planning. She previously worked for the Federal Highway Administration before coming to Henry County.
Moving Henry Forward would like to join our local state representatives in commending Mrs. Matthews for her dedicated public service on behalf of the citizens of Henry County.
Featured image shows the Georgia State Capitol. Wikimedia Commons photo.
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