Henry County Collaboration in Action
The Power of Henry County Collaboration! As another example of having a cohesive voice, Henry
County will receive $16,950,000 for the I-75 Western Parallel Connector from Hudson Bridge to
Jonesboro Road and potential funding for the additional interchange on I-75 for traffic relief off of
The success of this connector being funded was a direct result of Henry County’s Transportation
Improvement Plan. It was also a result of Henry County Government Assistant County Manager Cheri
Hopson Matthews’ presentation of key Henry County traffic relief projects, as well as the presentation
by State Representative Andy Welch, regarding safety and traffic relief of an additional interchange on
I-75 off of Highway 155. Henry County’s Georgia Department Of Transportation (GDOT) Board
Member, Dana Lemon, also supported as did the Henry County Delegation, several representatives from
Henry County’s Government, State Representatives, Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce
and Henry Council for Quality Growth.
For this and more, I am absolutely proud of Henry County. I am delighted that “WE, Henry County” met
with GDOT Board Member Dana Lemon, GDOT Director of Planning Jay Roberts and his team as one
cohesive professional voice in Atlanta to request funding which resulted in this big WIN for Henry
County. Being part of the Henry Team which made the presentations illustrates with a unified voice and
plan Henry can capture funding.
When elected to the position of Chair of the Henry County Board of Commissioners, it is this type of
community collaboration and leadership that I will continue to emphasize and lead. As Chair of the
Henry County Board of Commissioners, I will continue my leadership and advocacy for Pro Quality
Business, Pro Quality Jobs and in this case, Pro Quality of Life for Henry County.
Remember to Vote June in May. A leader with proven leadership and experience.