Ward 3 Commissioner, Olivia Coley-Pearson

Biographical Information

Commissioner Olivia Coley-Pearson

Terms Served: 5th term

Contact: (912) 393-4629, Email Olivia Coley-Pearson

Education: Coffee High School 1979, Clark Atlanta University 1983, Carl Vinson Institute of Government (UGA) 2007

Currently or Previously Serving On: Mayor Pro-Tem (2016), Member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Church Adult Choir, Church By-laws Committee and Church Assistant Secretary, Lead Coordinator for the Coffee County Southern Rural Black Women's Institute for Economic and Social Justice Mayor's Commission for Human Rights, Board Member of Georgia State African American Chamber of Commerce, Founder of City of Douglas Community Relations Advisory Council

Previous: Secretary of Children's Advocacy Center of Coffee County, Georgia Legal Services Board of Directors, Georgia Clients Council

GMA Training / Awards: 1st Vice President GMA District 11, First elected official in the history of the City of Douglas to achieve Certification from the University of Georgia, Harold Holtz Municipal Training Institute Certificate of Excellence, 2002 New Century Leaders graduate, 2004, 2006, and 2007 Graduate of the University of Georgia Leadership Institute, Graduate Georgia Academy for Economic and Leadership Development

Family: Spouse, Tony Pearson; Children, AiyEsha, Anntoine', Keena, Chanell, and Tony, Jr.; Grandchildren, Terry, Kwaliq, Kyreon, Khalil, John, Kalis, Kayonna, Keena, and Kenneth.

Commissioner Pearson states, "I am proud to have had the upbringing I had from my parents, because my mother always taught me to stand up for what is right, if you have to "Stand by yourself", because justice will prevail! I give God The Most High, ALL OF the Honor, Glory and Praise!!"