Gray moves up ladder at ACCG

From Staff reports

Virginia Gray, vice chairwoman of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, also was recently made third vice president of the Board of Managers for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

Gray moves up to the position after serving on the Health and Human Resources Policy Committee for the statewide organization of county governments.

Jerry Griffin, the organization's executive director, said Gray's background in community activism and volunteering would make her vital to the board.

"Virginia Gray is an outstanding community leader. Her experience helping run a local government within a large metro county, and her affinity for human services needs from juvenile justice to homeless, to the needs of the elderly will be of great value to the ACCG as we continue to represent county concerns statewide, both urban and rural," Griffin said.

Gray has also served as chairman of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs' Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless and the National Association of Counties' Human Services and Education Committee.

Gray said her most notable accomplishments were her TOYS program, which provides toys and food for transient and temporary hardship families during the holiday season, and the Clayton County Teen Summer Camp Program.