Priscilla D. Thomas, PhD

Title: County Commissioner (Retired)
Company: Chatham County
Location: Savannah, GA United States



  • Association of County Commissioners of Georgia
  • Chatham County Youth Commission, founder, executive director
  • Economic Opportunity Authority
  • Fairlawn Baptist Church
  • Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, former president
  • National Association of County Commissioners
  • National Association of the Blind
  • Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Savannah, GA
  • Savannah Development and Renewal Authority
  • Summer Bonanza Partnership, Inc., founder, executive director
  • Young Men’s Christian Association


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019, 2014)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Eponym, “The Dr. Priscilla Thomas Library,” The Chatham Area Transit Authority Library (2014)
  • Professional of the Year in Public Service, Worldwide Who’s Who (2014)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Community Service Award, National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (2014)
  • Top Female Executive, Who’s Who Publishers (2014)
  • Honoree, Very Important Person Member, Excellence in Nonprofit Management, Worldwide Who’s Who (2013)
  • Inductee, Professional of the Year, Worldwide Branding (2013)
  • Eponym, Preschool Classroom, “The Dr. Priscilla D. Thomas Room,” YMCA (2012)
  • Inductee, VIP of the Year, Worldwide Who’s Who (2012)
  • Recipient, National County Government Month Award, The National Association of Counties (2012)
  • Recipient, The Chatham Area Transit Authority Library Service Award (2012)
  • Eponym, Former Wheathill Road, “Priscilla D. Thomas Way,” The City of Garden City (2010)
  • Honoree, Numerous Contributions Made to the City and State, The National Resolutions Committee of the Moles (2009)
  • Recipient, Fairlawn Baptist Church Trailblazer Award (2009)
  • Recipient, Humanitarian Service Award, George Funeral Service Practitioners Association (2009)
  • Recipient, Mark of Excellence Award in the Field of Nonprofit, National Forum for Black Public Administrators (2009)
  • Recipient, National Association of Counties Courthouse Award (2008-2009)
  • Inductee, Associate Membership, Cambridge Who’s Who (2008)
  • Recipient, Georgia Chapter Eighth Air Force Historical Award (2007)
  • Recipient, United National Pageant Appreciation Award, City of Savannah, GA (2007)
  • Citizens of Savannah Chatham County, The Economic Opportunity Authority of Savannah-Chatham, Inc. (2006)
  • Recipient, Public Service Award, Chatham Democratic Committee (2006)
  • Recipient, Arthur A. Don Mendosa Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
  • Inductee, Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum Gallery of Civil Rights Legends (2000)
  • Recipient, Benjamin F. Griffith Volunteer Award for Leadership, Inspiration and Dedication to Efforts in Child Advocacy (2000)
  • Recipient, Master 4-H Leadership Award, Extension Services, University of Georgia (1993)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Woman of the Year, Urban Christian Academy, Savannah, GA (1993)
  • Nominee, Outstanding Woman of the Decade (1992)
  • Honoree, Ms. Black Heritage, The Association for the Study of Afro American Life and History, Inc. (1989)
  • Nominee, CEBA Award (1979)
  • Nominee, Clairon Award (1979)
  • Recipient, Earl M. Jones Award for Outstanding Community Service in Promoting Equal Opportunity for all
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Ross King and the Board of Directors, The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia
  • Recipient, National Association of Counties Award
  • Recipient, Siemens’ County Courthouse Award

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