Priscilla D. Thomas, MEd, PhD, County Commissioner

Title: County Commissioner (Retired)

Company: Chatham County, GA

Location: Savannah, GA United States





  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2014, 2018)
  • Inductee, Top Female Executives (2014)
  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian (2014)
  • Professional of the Year in Public Service (2013-2014)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Community Service Award, National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (2014)
  • Honoree, Eponymous Honor, “The Dr. Priscilla Thomas Library,” The Chatham Area Transit Authority Library (2014)
  • VIP of the Year (2012-2013)
  • Recipient, Plaque for Many Years of Service, Chatham Area Transit (2012)
  • Recipient, National County Government Month Award, National Association of Counties (2012)
  • Honoree, Eponymous Honor, Preschool Classroom, “The Dr. Priscilla D. Thomas Room,” YMCA of the USA (2012)
  • Honoree, Eponymous Honor, Former Wheathill Road, “Priscilla D. Thomas Way,” City of Garden City, NY (2010)
  • Recipient, Honor for the Many Contributions Made to the City and State, The National Resolutions Committee, The Moles (2009)
  • Recipient, Mark of Excellence Award in the Field of Nonprofit, National Forum for Black Public Administrators (2009)
  • Recipient, Humanitarian Service Award, George Funeral Service Practitioners Association, Inc. (2009)
  • Recipient, Mark of Excellence Award (2009)
  • Recipient, Trailblazer Award, Fairlawn Baptist Church (2009)
  • Recipient, Courthouse Award, National Association of Counties (2008-2009)
  • Recipient, Appreciation Award, Miss All Star United States (2007)
  • Recipient, Historical Award, Georgia Chapter, The Eighth Air Force (2007)
  • Recipient, Public Service Award, Chatham Democratic Committee (2006)
  • Recipient, Earl M. Jones Award for Outstanding Community Service in Promoting Equal Opportunity for all Citizens of Savannah Chatham County, The Economic Opportunity Authority of Savannah-Chatham, Inc. (2006)
  • Recipient, Arthur A. Don Mendosa Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
  • Inductee, Gallery of Civil Rights Legends, Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum (2000)
  • Recipient, Benjamin F. Griffith Volunteer Award for Leadership, Inspiration and Dedication to Efforts in Child Advocacy (2000)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Woman of the Year, Urban Christian Academy, Inc. (1993)
  • Recipient, Master 4-H Leadership Award, Extension Services, University of Georgia (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, Clarion Award (1979)
  • First Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Ross King and the Board of Directors, The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2018)


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy and Education, Saint Louis University
  • Master of Science in Elementary Education, Bradley University
  • Bachelor of Science, Savannah State College

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