Virginia W. Harris
Dynamic, highly respected, public servant and community leader. All these words and more describe Virginia W. Harris. She retired from the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in July 2006, as County Auditor after 20 years of service. Other professional positions included Accounting Director & Financial Management Analyst, Gwinnett County, Audit Manager, State of Georgia, Comptroller, Governor’s Office – Women’s Services, State of Louisiana, Accountant, Sears Roebuck and Company, South Eastern Regional Office and Accountant with Arthur Young and Company.
Virginia W. Harris was elected President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. at the 18th Biennial Conference, September 23, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. Having served as a member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter for 28 years, President Harris has consistently demonstrated her leadership abilities through successfully serving at both the national and local chapter levels.
Virginia served on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: Past President, Albany State University Foundation Board of Trustee; Past Chair, Georgia DOL-Statewide Youth Motivation Task Force Program; Vice President of the Gwinnett-Rockdale-Newton Community Service Board, National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), Gwinnett Chapter, American Red Cross Advisory Board, Southern Education Foundation, Board Member, member of Women Ministry Council, and President of the Ladies Usher Board at The Historical Ebenezer Baptist Church Virginia is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., The Links Inc. and the Continental Societies Inc. Virginia regularly participates in the National Urban League’s BEEP-Program, lecturing at Historical Black Colleges and Universities. Her stellar work and staunch commitment have earned her numerous national, regional, state and local awards.
Her educational accomplishments include a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Public Administration. She is an alumnus of the Georgia Regional Leadership Institute, Leadership Atlanta and Gwinnett. Virginia is the widow of Keith Harris and they have two adult children, Mark and Veketa, three grandsons; Joshua, Andrew and Ethan, and two granddaughters, Hannah and Ava.