Michelle originally came to Carrollton to attend the University of West Georgia, where she earned both a Bachelor and Master of Business Administration. While at UWG, Michelle fell in love with Carroll County and chose to make it her home. Shortly after graduation, she became an entrepreneur by opening A Likely Story Book Center. She had been the Director of People and Community for Morgan Oil for over 20 years. She was first elected in 2014 to serve as District 4 Commissioner and in August 2019 Chairman.
She is a member of Carrollton Rotary, Carrollton Civic Woman’s Club, Lit Mu and Spade & Trowel Garden Club. Michelle is a Master Gardener. She truly believes in giving back to her community and continues to contribute to in a multitude of ways through her involvement in Live Art, Carroll County Mental Health Advocates, West Georgia Council on Aging and Friends of the Association of Remarkable Citizens.
Besides continuing to volunteer for many organizations, she serves on the Carrollton Payroll Development Authority, Carrollton-Carroll County Board of Health, Three Rivers Commission, and the Chamber Board of Directors.
She has earned her certification as a County Commissioner from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and University of Georgia, and she has earned specialty certifications in Economic & Community Development, Intergovernmental Relations, County Operations & Management, Public Safety and Revenue & Finance.
Michelle was elected to serve on the Association of County Commissioner’s Board of Managers representing 10 counties including Heard, Coweta and Troup. In July 2021, she was elected to the National Association of County Commissioner’s Agricultural and Rural Affairs Steering Committee. This committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy and conservation programs. She has earned her County Master Certification in High Performance Leadership in collaboration with the late General Colin Powell and the National Association of County’s High Performance Leadership Academy.
But her most important job is being Mom to her three children – Patrick, Michael (graduates of UGA) and Elizabeth (a senior at UGA) along with her standard poodle Apollo. They attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Her husband, Jimmy, own’s Morgan Oil Company, a ninety-year-old 4th generation family business with locations across the West Georgia area.