Charles Rousseau

Charles Rousseau

County Commissioner (Incumbent)

Commissioner Charles D. Rousseau is seeking reelection to his third term as representative of District 4.

During his first two terms, Commissioner Rousseau completed training to become a certified county official through ACCG and was unanimously selected to serve as a Trustee on ACCG’s Defined Contributions and Benefits Board. Commissioner Rousseau was elected to serve as treasurer for the Georgia Association of Black County Officials (GABCO) and is a member of the National Association of County Officials (NACo) that advocates for federal policy initiatives and funding resources to augment county expenditures.

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Commissioner Rousseau currently serves as the BOC's appointee to the Region IV Board of Public Health. He has hosted a number of community wide events to educate residents on the importance of being informed and knowledgeable about county finances and operational mechanics. Through his Home Owners’ Association (HOA) Bootcamps, the Commissioner has promoted greater awareness of the specific roles HOA's have for maintenance of their community’s infrastructure and responsible leadership over residents.

A results-driven executive, Rousseau has over 25 years of diversified governmental, operational and public policy experience. Strong problem-solving skillsand proven ability to manage multi-million dollar budgets and diverse teams to achieve results and foster collaborative outcomes have served him and Fayette County well during his tenure.

Commissioner Rousseau has instituted a number of county wide initiatives on economic development and future land use needs to foster an enhanced collaboration between the county and its municipal partners on annexation and long range planning; leading efforts to encourage county leaders and nonprofit agencies to take part in a statewide panel discussion to coordinate efforts and resources to combat and better understand the opioid crisis devastating families and communities.

The proud recipient of the 2018 President's "Preeminent Award" for government from his Alma mater, Rousseau was recognized as "Alumni of the Year" by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and was presented the "Pinnacle Award" from the Fortitude Educational and Cultural Development Center of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Commissioner Rousseau and his wife of 34 years, Cheryl K. Rousseau,areproud residents of Fayette County for over 22 years and look forward to continued service as a voice, advocate and servant leader for the next 4 years.

Contact Information

Charles D. Rousseau - District 4
Term expires: 12/31/2022
140 Stonewall Ave. W., Suite 100
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Cell: 470-217-2214
Office: 770-305-5121

Commissioner Rousseau is no stranger to government. His professional experience includes:

  • Chief Operating Officer, Arnold Schwarzenegger's Atlanta Chapter of the Inner City Games
  • Chief Operating Officer, Enrichment Services Program, a program servicing six Georgia counties
  • Assistant Director/Recreation, Fulton County Department of Parks & Recreation
  • Assistant Director/Design & Development, Fulton County Department of Parks & Recreation
  • Assistant Director/Administration, Fulton County Department of General Services
  • Administrative Assistant to Vice-Chair of Fulton County Board of Commissioners
  • Area Manager of Citizens Advocacy Program, Fulton County Government
  • Deputy District Director to Los Angeles City Council Member


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