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District 3

Shana M. Rooks


Clayton County Commissioner Shana Rooks is a native of Dublin, Georgia where she graduated from Dublin High School as an honor graduate. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1997 where she served as the President of her graduating class. She obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2000 with a Certification in Sports Law. Shana served as the Executive Editor of the Tulane Sports Law Journal and as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the National Black Law Journal. She was an officer of the Tulane Moot Court Board and argued on both the National Trial Team and the ATLA Trial Team. She served as an officer of the Black Law Student Association and was admitted to the National Order of Barristers.

Shana values her call to service and believes to whom much is given much is required. In addition to managing and maintaining a law practice, Shana remains heavily involved in her community. Shana has served on the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) Board for almost ten years and currently serves as its President. She is a charter member of  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Psi Alpha Omega Chapter.

Her Professional Affiliations and Memberships include the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Gate City Bar Association, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) where she serves as a member of the Political Action Committee (PAC), Clayton County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Shana is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Clayton and a 2010 inductee into Outstanding Atlanta where she has served as the Vice President of Alumni Affairs. She was elected to the Clayton County Commission in 2012 representing the 3rd District. Shana is a 2014 graduate of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) and named Top 40 under 40 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She has also been appointed to the NACo (National Association of Counties) Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. Shana is also a 2016 Graduate of Leadership Atlanta.

Commissioner Rooks has received numerous awards and honors. She's written articles, been featured in printed media and given expert advice on marriage and relationships. She has been a life-long member of the AME Church and is a member of St. Philip AME Church in Atlanta.


Commissioner Shana M. Rooks
112 Smith Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-3214
Fax: (678) 479-5034

Steven VanDyke
, District 3 Constituent Aide
For Commissioner Shana M. Rooks
112 Smith Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 473-5465
Fax: (678) 479-5034

Administration Building 

Upcoming Activities

  • Final First 
    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    South Clayton Recreation Center
    1837 McDonough Road 
    Hampton, GA 30228

The Rooks Report