James Maxwell District 5
Chairman Maxwell has been married to China for 50 years and celebrates the joys everyday of being blessed with 9 children and 23 grandchildren. Maxwell is the Head Elder at Calvary Christian Center of South Georgia and has been a County Commissioner of Brooks County since 1993. Serving as the current Chairman of Brooks County Board of Commissioners, Mr. Maxwell is also actively involved with several other organizations in the community; Chairman of the FEMA Board, member of the Board of Health, Board of Coastal Plains Area EOA, Inc., President of South Georgia Foster & Adoptive Parents Association, Inc. and Vice President of the Brooks County Democratic Party.
As a retired Veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Maxwell heroically served our country ultimately being honored and pinned as a recipient of the Purple Heart. In addition, Maxwell has also served as a member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the State of Georgia.
The Countywide elected Chairman conducts all Board of Commission (BOC) meetings, prepares and presents the BOC agenda, and appoints Commission members for each BOC standing committee.