Elected now for two consecutive terms as District 3 County Commissioner for Dougherty County, Commissioner Clinton Johnson has served on the Dougherty County Board of Commissioners since 2013. He is known as a visionary and motivated leader with a solid history of achievement in government services. His collaborative approach brings divergent and opposing views together to create solutions for citizens and provide community needs in a fair and balanced manner.
Johnson is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Albany State University and in his full-time position, he serves as the Director of Outreach Services for Mt. Olive Community Outreach Center, Inc. Prior to his current position with Mt. Olive, Johnson served as the Youth Program Services Coordinator and as the Housing and Community Development Specialist. In his current role, he manages all aspects of multi-site business operations for the organization’s community outreach model, including after-school programs, housing and urban development, mentoring, re-entry, truancy monitoring and prevention, workforce development, and USDA programs.
Some of the highlights of his career have included: planning daily educational and social programs for over 400 students in grades K-12; supervising a team of 10 staff members and over 25 volunteers; organizing and submitting grant proposals to funding agencies supporting youth initiatives, yielding over $1 million in diversified resources; cultivating and sustaining strategic partnerships with over 20 educational, government, community and faith-based organizations; developing a year-round curriculum based on the academic needs of the members; planning and coordinating fast-paced summer programs; establishing a comprehensive parenting program to promote family engagement and economic stability in the community; coordinating rehabilitation and revitalization of 120 housing units; coordinating inspections between the City of Albany Planning and Zoning Commission and the Department of Community Affairs; communicating effectively with multiple departments to plan meetings and prepare welcome packages for Hurricane Katrina victims; establishing a positive community through revitalizing a former military reservation into a positive community for people in transition; routinely inspecting units for agencies, such as HUD, City of Albany Code Enforcement, and housing authority approval; maintaining payroll and human resources for 20 employees; and providing administrative support in the development, implementation and marketing of programs.
A 2009 Scholar of the Georgia Afterschool Investment Council Institute and a 2014 graduate of UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Johnson currently serves as an At-Large Representative for Advancing Georgia’s Counties (ACCG) Board of Managers, where he also served on the Personnel Committee in 2018. He has also served as a board member for the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, the Executive Advisory Board for the City of Albany Transitions House, the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) Nominating Committee, Regional Committee for the Georgia Suicide Intervention and Prevention (GSPIN), Executive Board Member for Mt. Olive Community Outreach Center, Inc., and the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission.