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Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was elected in 2012 to serve as the District 4 commissioner for the 2013-2016 term. She was re-elected in 2016 for the 2017-2020 term. She serves as the chair of the Social Services Committee, as vice chair of the Transportation Committee, and as a member of the Finance Committee. She also serves as chair for the General County Government Policy Committee of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). In 2013, Jones Mills graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and in 2014 completed the Commissioners Training Program through ACCG. Commissioner Jones Mills was recognized in 2015 for her active membership on the ACCG Policy Council and was named the group’s 2015 Legislative Advocate of the Year.
Since becoming a commissioner, Jones Mills worked to create the Forsyth County Drug Summit and Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council. She also worked with the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Transportation to launch the Transportation Summit.
A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, she graduated from Forsyth County High School and attended North Georgia College.
Commissioner Jones Mills has been a member of the business community for many years. She served as the general manager of Lanierland Music Park for 10 years and is currently president of CMC Trucking Company, a local agricultural transportation agency. She is also a real estate agent with Bryan Properties.
Commissioner Jones Mills served on the county’s Parks and Recreation Board for 11 years and received a State Volunteer Award from the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association in 2011. She coached recreational teams for over 20 years and is a member of the Forsyth County Parks Foundation. Jones Mills is a Charter Member of the North Forsyth 400 Rotary Club where she served as president, and is an organizer of the Community Business Bank. She served previously on the advisory board for the Council for Quality Growth and as a board member of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.
Commissioner Jones Mills’ involvement in the education community includes participation in the local school council programs at Coal Mountain Elementary, North Forsyth Middle and North Forsyth High schools. In 1999, she was a proud recipient of the Mentor of the Year award from the Forsyth County School System. Cindy has enjoyed participating in the ‘Principal for a Day’ program through Forsyth County Schools and the Chamber of Commerce. It was through that participation that she saw a great need to provide technology for economically disadvantaged children. Her efforts and contributions helped to raise $45,000 to ensure technology is available for more than 200 students at Chestatee Elementary School. In 2015, Jones Mills was the recipient of the Don Hendricks Partnership Award from the Forsyth County Board of Education – the highest honor a partner in education can receive.
Cindy is the mother of two children, Megan Mills Bottoms and Courtney Mills, and the proud grandmother of Brooklyn and Charlie Bottoms. She is an active member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she teaches Sunday school and youth bible study and serves as the director of the Oak Grove Opry.