Meet Helen

A lifelong resident of Savannah Georgia, Chatham County District 1 Commissioner Helen Stone is passionate about Chatham County because she was born and raised here. 

A graduate of Calvary Baptist Day School, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Georgia in 1978.

Before being elected to the Chatham County Commission in 2004, Helen served on and chaired the Metropolitan Planning Commission as well as the Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals.

The proof of Helen’s lifelong commitment to Chatham County is the long list of accomplishments and awards that she has earned during her tenure. 

More important than awards, Helen listens to the residents of Chatham County and delivers for their needs. She was the lead advocate for the Whitefield Avenue police precinct as well as the Burnside Island and Isle of Hope parks.  

Helen’s most recent award is for her work with the Chatham County jail system. Helen is a strong advocate for low level offenders who suffer from a mental illness or substance abuse and she was instrumental in the opening of the Behavior Crisis Center in Chatham County. Helen earned the Recognition Award from the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Association in 2019 and was asked to speak at the White House Mental Health Summit. In 2020 Helen was appointed Vice Chair of the Health Steering Committee for the  National Association of County Commissioners.

Helen has raised two beautiful children Wesley and Lynah to adulthood. She is an active member of St John’s Episcopal Church in Savannah, GA.

Boards & Recognitions

  • 2005-current: Chatham Area Transit Board Member
  • 2005: sustainer of the year for the Savannah Junior League
  • 2007-2016: Served on the Board of Managers for the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia
  • 2008-2012: Appointed the Governor’s E-9-1-1 Council
  • 2012- current: Serves on the Peace Officers Committee for the Savannah Technical College
  • 2011: Savannah Morning News People of Impact recognition for efforts toward the WWII monument.
  • 2015-current: Board member for the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire
  • 2013: current: Served on the Curtis V Cooper Primary Care Facility
  • 2020: current Vice Chair of the Health Steering Committee for the  National Association of County Commissioners
  • 2018: Board Member of the Year C.V.C. Georgia’s Community Health Centers
  • 2019: Recognition Award from the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities Association
  • 2020: President of Savannah Area Republican Women

Current President