Commissioner Wendy Davis
Commissioner - Ward Two · 706-290-0606 · firstname.lastname@example.org
Committed to building a better Rome – a welcoming and prosperous city that is reaching for the 22nd Century – Wendy Davis was elected to Ward 2 of the Rome City Commission in November of 2013 and re-elected in 2017. Her primary goal is to involve more people in the process of everyday governing, using today’s technology to share information and gather citizen input. Recent innovations such as the live streaming of commission meetings, the “MyRome” smart phone app and updated version of the city/county website are positive steps to reach this goal.
In 2018 Wendy was appointed the chair of the Community Development Committee, added to the Solid Waste and Public Works, Traffic and Transit Committees and returned to the Water and Sewer Committee. She is in her fifth year as the city representative to the board of the Floyd County Health Department.
Wendy joins Commissioner Collins on the International Committee, and she proudly led a delegation of students to Rome’s sister-city of Kumamoto City, Japan in the summer of 2015. In addition, she has been a leader in planning and hosting student visits to Rome from Japan in 2014 and 2017. In 2017 Wendy was chair of the Alcohol Control Commission and led community discussion about changes to Rome’s alcohol ordinances.
In 2016 Wendy was appointed to serve on the Joint Development Oversight Committee and the Clean Community Board. Previously, Wendy served two years as chair the Water & Sewer Committee and member of the General Administration Committee. Determined to take advantage of the learning opportunities provided by the Georgia Municipal Association and from interaction with city leaders from across the state, Wendy has already earned the “Certificate of Recognition” and the “Certificate of Achievement” for more than 72 hours of training in a wide variety of topics from economic development to citizen engagement to neighborhood revitalization.
She was appointed in 2015 to the Transportation Policy Committee and as the city representative to the Sara Hightower Regional Library board, serving on both for two years. During her first year on the City Commission, she was a member of the Alcohol Control Commission and Public Safety Committee.
A 1987 graduate of Berry College, Wendy has spent more than 25 years fostering civic engagement as a political strategist. Since 2010 she has produced telephone town hall events for VocalFi, helping clients across North America have interactive conversations with thousands of people simultaneously.
In addition, Wendy has been an active participant in a broad range of local community activities, including the successful effort to bring minor league baseball to Rome. She lives off Cedar Avenue in east Rome with her chihuahua, Beau.