Cynthia Jenkins - Mayor Pro Tem - District 003 Post B
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Cynthia Jenkins is a Coweta County native who was educated in the Coweta County School System and graduated from East Coweta High School in 1993. She pursued her post-secondary education at Georgia Tech, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 1998. She then returned to Newnan, where she is presently living in Ward-C. Since January 2004, she has served as District C Councilwoman for the Newnan City Council, and in January 2006, she was elected to serve as Mayor Pro Tem by the City Council.
As a councilmember, Ms. Jenkins has championed youth participation in the governing process by spearheading the formation of the Newnan Youth City Council. She has also worked to get Newnan enrolled as a participant in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing which led to the creation of the Urban Redevelopment Plan that will facilitate more opportunities for affordable housing in Newnan. She has also been working with the Chalk Level Community to obtain property and build a new Community/Recreation Center to service the residents on the east side of Newnan.
She has participated in several professional associations including membership in the National Association of Minority Architects, the American Institute of Architectural Students, Omega Phi Alpha Sorority (a service organization), the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, involvement in the Vine City Redevelopment Project in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Community Development Association and a speaker for the National Congress for Community and Economic Development. She also volunteers her time to several successful community organizations. She is the Head Cheer Coach for the Coweta County Cobras 12 and under cheerleading squad. She serves as Education Commissioner for the Coweta Cobras starting up a free Study Hall Program for the organization participants and neighborhood youth. She is also participating in the 2010 Coweta’s Dancing Stars program to raise money for the Community Welcome House. Ms. Jenkins has been recognized by many groups in the community. She was honored and named Professional Woman of the Year in 2001 by the Neweta Chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.; Unsung Hero in 2003 by the Coweta Press Club; featured as a top newsmaker by the Newnan-Coweta Magazine; Citizen of the Year in 2004 by the Coweta/Fayette Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; selected by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson to participate in the African-American Leadership Summit in 2006; Leadership Georgia Class of 2007. Ms. Jenkins is the owner of C.E. Jenkins Construction.