Kelly Robinson

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Vice Chairman & District 2 Commissioner

Phone: 770-920-7266
Fax: 770-920-7357
Email Kelly Robinson

Address
8700 Hospital Drive
3rd Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
Douglasville, GA 30134

About Commissioner Kelly Robinson

Kelly Robinson serves as Vice-Chairman and District 2 Commissioner for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. As the District 2 Commissioner, Robinson represents Lithia Springs, Deer Lick, Boundary Waters, Chestnut Log, Factory Shoals, Old Colonial as well as the Sweetwater State Park areas. Robinson also serves the primary corridors of Riverside Drive, Thornton Road, Veterans Memorial Highway, Fairburn Road, and Highway 166.

Commissioner Robinson currently serves as Chair of the Finance, Transportation, and Economic Development committees. Through his role in these committees, he has spearheaded the effort to negotiate the first ever intra-county bus system to include “regional” route design connecting through Cobb County and the rebranding of all county mobility programs into what is now known as “Connect Douglas”. Commissioner Robinson has championed a long-term capital policy that the Board of Commissioners adopted unanimously as well as a long-term capital plan for financial purposes. Robinson also served as lead local legislator to validate the strategic fit and performed site due diligence leading to the securing of Georgia’s largest economic investment deal in history - the $2.5 billion Switch Data Center.

Robinson has consistently believed that Douglas County's future quality of life can only be increased with a focus on economic development involving innovation, industry, and investment as well as housing policy. He writes and publishes policy papers on various housing and financial topics that extend solutions toward national issues. Commissioner Robinson’s most recent legislative success involved the advocacy and unanimous vote for a county wide sponsorship of a financial literacy and entrepreneurship program partnering with the University of West Georgia in response to the impact of the Great Pandemic on the local economy.

Possessing 27 years of business experience, Commissioner Robinson operates as CEO and co-founder of Archie Mae, a housing advocacy and capital markets firm. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Pricing at Wachovia within its $4 billion commercial banking group and treasury services. Robinson also served as International Strategy Consultant for two companies that went public (iXL and Sapient). He worked in four countries (England, Germany, Japan and Spain) where key clients were HP, American Century, JP Morgan and Delta Airlines. Robinson serves on various small business boards and nonprofit organizations, including the Bronner Business Institute. He is a member of ACCG, serving on the Transportation and Economic Development committees.

In addition to his other professional endeavors, Robinson is a certified part-time instructor at Georgia State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) in 1993, and Master’s in Management (Strategic Planning) in 1996. He instructed students on Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business from January 2010 - 2012.

Douglas County voters first elected Vice Chairman Robinson to office in 2008 and re-elected him in 2012, 2016 and 2020. Robinson is a proud father of his two sons, Kelly Jr. and Christopher. He is currently working on his first memoir about his political journey.

Role in Office

Kelly Robinson serves as Vice-Chairman and the District 2 Commissioner for Douglas County Board of Commissioners. As the District 2 Commissioner, Robinson represents:

  • Boundary Waters
  • Chestnut Log
  • Deer Lick
  • Factory Shoals
  • Lithia Springs
  • Old Colonial
  • Sweetwater State Park Areas

Committee Involvement

Robinson also serves the primary corridors of Riverside Drive, Thornton Road, Veterans Memorial Highway, Fairburn Road and Highway 166. Douglas County voters first elected Vice- Chairman Robinson to office in 2008 and re-elected him in 2012 and 2016. 

Accomplishments

Due to these committees, Robinson has:

  • Been involved in the negotiation of intra-county bus system to include “regional” route design connecting through Cobb and Fulton into H.E. Holmes Station (pre-ATL)
  • Been involved in the rebranding of all county mobility programs into “Connect Douglas”
  • Championed a long-term capital policy that the Board of Commissioners adopted unanimously as well as a long-term capital plan for financial purposes
  • Served as lead local legislator to validate the strategic fit and performed site due diligence leading to the securing of Georgia’s largest economic investment deal in history - the $2.5 billion Switch Data Center

Robinson has consistently believed that Douglas County’s future quality of life can only be increased with a focus on economic development involving innovation, industry, and investment as well as housing policy. Robinson writes and publishes policy papers on various housing and financial topics that extend solutions toward national issues.

Career

Real Estate

Commissioner Robinson possesses 27 years of business experience, currently operating as chief executive officer of Archie Mae, a housing advocacy and capital markets firm. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Pricing at Wachovia within its $4 billion commercial banking group that encompassed business banking, regional banking, corporate banking, commercial real estate and treasury services. Robinson also sits on the board of a homeless prevention center, Caring for Others, as well as the Bronner Business Institute.

Business Education

In addition, Robinson instructs students on Entrepreneurship, Business Analysis and Strategic Management at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University where he also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) and Masters in Management (Strategic Planning). He is writing his first book and is about to launch a radio and cable series. Robinson also serves as a proud father of his two sons, 21-year-old Kelly Jr, and 18-year-old Christopher.

Commissioner Robinson's most recent episode of District Dialogue:

On the latest episode of District Dialogue, with Commissioner Kelly Robinson, the Golden Years group discuss the needs of seniors for the Connect Douglas transit system. Make sure to check out the Connect Douglas PSA to get an overview of the service and how to contact Connect Douglas. 

Current District 2 Videos: 

Make sure to also checkout the 7th Annual Douglas County Mental Health Forum hosted by Commissioner Kelly Robinson and his panel of special guests from State and Local levels of Government as they discuss the post pandemic affect on Mental Health with a focus on Men. 

Previous District 2 Videos: