June Wood is the current Chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners serving more than 235,000 residents in the 2nd fastest growing county in the Metro Atlanta Region. Wood earned a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1987 before beginning her Southern Company Career. After serving more than 26 years in various executive and leadership roles with Georgia Power and Alabama Power, Wood retired in 2013 as Georgia Power’s Metro South Region External Affairs Manager, where she served Clayton, Butts, Henry, South Fulton, Fayette and Coweta Counties.
A woman of faith, Wood later accepted the divine calling to enter politics and use her God-given talents, skills and abilities to help bring about positive change in our communities. Wood was elected as Chair in the December 6, 2016 General Election Run-off and continues to champion Henry County as a safe and peaceful place to live, learn, work, play and pray for all. Her focus is on Public Safety, Infrastructure and Economic Development.
Currently, Wood is actively engaged on the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Board and serving on the ARC Governance Board and the Vice Chair of the ARC Transportation and Air Quality Control (TAQC) Committee. Since serving as Chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners, Wood was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Department of Corrections (serving until June 2019) and was recently appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Wood is a recognized as a business woman and strong advocate for Economic Development especially workforce development, transportation and leadership collaboration. Wood resides in Henry County along with her husband Michael. She has two beautiful daughters, Junee’ and Junette, and six precious grandchildren.
Check out this great video presentation by Chair June Wood sharing her vision for Henry County.