County Manager appointed

Special to The Times

The Henry County Board of Commissioners appointed Cheri Hobson-Matthews to the position of County Manager, to begin serving immediately. The action came during a meeting held on March 22.

Hobson-Matthews, from McDonough, GA, earned her Masters of Urban and Regional Planning and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Planning and Urban Studies, both from Alabama A&M University. She has been with Henry County Government for the past 15 years, and most recently held the position of Assistant County Manager. In her new role she is responsible for overseeing the management of approximately 1,700 employees.

Cheri Hobson-Matthews. Special photo

Hobson-Matthews began her career in Henry County Government as a Planner II in the Planning and Zoning Department, moving up the ranks to Planning and Zoning Director, then becoming a Division Director. In 2014 Hobson-Matthews was promoted to the role of Assistant County Manager and during her tenure, also served as Interim County Manager. In her role as Assistant County Manager, she has assisted with the preparation and administration of a $137 million budget, as well as aided in planning, managing and directing the activities of the county government and its various departments.

The county manager search was conducted internally and initially attracted 15 candidates for the position.

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