On Monday, April 30, 2012, at 11:00 am, the Vice Chairman and 8th District representative of the Chatham County Commission, Priscilla D. Thomas announced her bid for re-election for a 6th term. This historic re-election announcement took place on the steps of the Chatham County Old Courthouse, 124 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401.
“As your elected official, I will remain focused and continue to be engaged and work in partnership with others on a county-wide basis. We will continue to focus on economic development and job creation to encourage investment in our community. We will also encourage the use of educational assets that are very critical to this county,” Thomas said.
Thomas added. “Personally, I am a strong advocate for education, maintaining a strong standard of excellence. It is also my desire to complete those projects that we have already started. I will continue to provide the leadership in getting this done. I appreciate your continued support. Let us go forth and claim victory, “One More Time.”
Commissioner Thomas, is the Vice Chair of the Chatham County Commission and is currently the longest serving Chatham County Commissioner, now in her 22nd year.
Commissioner Thomas is the recipient of honors and awards, including, most recently, the National Association of Counties County Courthouse Award (the $5,000 award was used to create the Priscilla D. Thomas Scholarship at Savannah State University), the Church Women United’s Human Rights Award; the National Forum For Black Public Administrators 2009 Marks of Excellence Award and the prestigious honor of having the former Wheathill Road in Garden City designated and re-named as Priscilla D. Thomas Way.
Commissioner Thomas is internationally known as a advocate for young people. She is the founder of the Summer Bonanza Partnership, Inc., which annually serves over 250 Chatham County youth, ages 8-14. In 1992, Dr. Thomas founded, the Chatham County Youth Commission, which now boasts over 400 graduates and duplicated programs across the country.