A Carroll County commissioner with a strong business background has announced her intentions to seek election to serve the county as chair, a post vacated when Commission Chairman Marty Smith resigned to accept a state appointment to Gov. Brian Kemp’s administrative team.
District 4 Commissioner Michelle Morgan said she appreciated the leadership and guidance Smith provided as the county leader and wants to support this legacy.
“I am thrilled for Marty Smith with his appointment to serve with Governor Kemp,” said Morgan. “Marty is a neighbor and friend who has served Carroll County well. I know he will an asset to our state government and I wish him and his family the very best.
“Now, we must ensure that we continue to move Carroll County forward into an even brighter and more prosperous future,” she continued. “That is why I am excited to announce my candidacy for chair of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners.”
Morgan’s leadership experience encompasses work as a small business owner, exceptional community involvement, and her role as a county commissioner.
“I am prepared to confront the challenges ahead and lead Carroll County on a continued path to success,” she said. “As Chair, I promise to continue my record of being open and accessible and use business sense to ensure taxpayers funds are spent wisely. I will stand with our law enforcement and first responders, partner with our cities and schools, advocate for broadband improvements and bring new job opportunities to Carroll County while still protecting our way of life and agricultural heritage.”
Background on Michelle Morgan
Michelle Morgan has been the Human Resources Manager for Morgan Oil Company, a family business with locations across West Georgia, for the past 20 years. In her role, Michelle conducts employee educational programs, maintains the employee health benefit plan and reviews and updates the policies and procedures manual.
Michelle is a graduate of the University of West Georgia having received a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Business Administration.
While at UWG, Michelle fell in love with Carroll County and chose to stay. Shortly after graduation, she became an entrepreneur by opening A Likely Story Book Center, Inc.
Through the years, Michelle has remained involved in supporting UWG. She and her husband, Jimmy, endow a Morgan Oil Company Scholarship that, to date, has assisted over 15 of their employees in obtaining a degree. Michelle also served as a UWG Foundation Trustee from 2006 to 2013 and served as President of the Penelope Melson Library Society. Michelle has chaired Live Art for the Townsend Center, has been the Executive in Residence for the Richards College of Business and served, along with her husband Jimmy, as Co-Chair of ADAY for UWG.
Committed to giving back, Michelle has spent years serving our community.
Michelle was selected as Chair of the Board of Communities in Schools of Carrollton City and Carroll County School Systems which works to increase high school graduation rates. Michelle has been an active leader with the Carrollton GreenBelt for which she helped secure a grant of over $11,000 from BP Fueling Communities.
Michelle has been actively involved in the Carroll County Cultural Arts Alliance, Keep Carroll Beautiful, Carrollton and Whitesburg Friends of the Library, Get Healthy Live Well West Georgia, the Carrollton City School System, Carroll County Mental Health Advocacy Board, Friends of the ARC, West Georgia Council on Aging, Carrollton Rotary and the Community Foundation of West Georgia. She has co-chaired the Carroll County Ferst Foundation’s Fashion Ferst fundraiser for 4 years raising over $80,000 and co-chaired the building of Castle Playground in Carrollton. She is the treasurer for the Neva Lomason Memorial Library Construction Tea and has been, along with her husband, an avid supporter of the Veterans Memorial Park.
Michelle was elected in 2014 to serve on the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, representing the citizens of District 4. She received her certification as a county commissioner from The Carl Vinson Institute of Government and The University of Georgia and received a Regional Economic Development certification. She has advocated for and received funding to remodel and update the Neva Lomason Memorial Library, Carroll County Ag Center and Oak Mountain Gymnasium. Michelle has worked on the remodeling of the Clem Community Center and supported funding for the new Georgia State Patrol Post 4. She is the Chair of the Carroll County Rural Transit Advisory Committee, served on the recent Comprehensive Plan Update Committee and was appointed to the City of Carrollton Development and Beautification Committee.
Michelle is married to Carrollton native, Jimmy Morgan. They have three children, Patrick, Michael and Elizabeth along with a standard poodle, Caesar. The Morgans are active members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.