About Keona Jones
Born at Georgia Baptist Hospital, Keona Jones is a homegrown candidate like no other. She began this success as a magnet program student at Frederick Douglass High School where she was section leader in the marching band. Then moving on to graduate with BA in Education from Clark Atlanta University, still showing her passion and love for the band as section leader of the clarinet section. Afterwards, she then proceeded to attain a MA in Adult Education from Central Michigan University. Keona, or “Kiki” for short, currently resides within the City of Atlanta. She has been an advocate since 2008, after seeing her father take his last breath. Since then, she has advocated for students in Atlanta Public Schools (APS), Fulton County and Henry County School systems. Along with advocating for students at Dekalb Technical College as an Adjunct Instructor, she has also been an advocate for Babies (0-3) with Babies Can’t Wait. Keona has advocated for indigent men and woman providing housing & wrap-around services. She has been an advocate for our aging population in Georgia, owning five personal care homes. In 2017, she moved back to a westside Atlanta neighborhood to advocate as President of her Neighborhood Association, Vice-Chair and Chair of her Neighborhood Planning Unit, Vice-President of the North West Business Association (NWBA), Secretary of the Northwest Atlanta Pastors Community Alliance (NAP-CLA), and Education Committee Chair of the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board (APAB), Board Member of the Police Athletic League (PAL), Secretary of Atlanta Planning Advisory Board (APAB), Committee on Council and member of the Westside Park Advisory Committee. Keona is a down-to-earth candidate, who was born to serve the PEOPLE. Her work speaks volumes, making her the most equipped candidate for the job!
VOTE Keona Jones
• PUBLIC SERVANT
• PROVEN LEADER
Let’s continue to work towards EQUITY:
• Safety – I will continue to support and work with The Atlanta Police Department.
• Distribution of Resources – I will continue to work with everyone to find more ways to get appropriate resources to our district neighborhoods.
• Civic Engagement – I will continue to bring all voices together for community conversations and participation.
The RESULT-ORIENTED Candidate
- Under her leadership as 2020 NPU-J Chair, almost 600 Affordable Housing Units were added to the district:
- True Light Haven- 295 Penelope Drive Atlanta, GA 30314 (124 Units).
- Grove Park Gardens- 1576 Donald Lee Hollowell, GA 30318 (110 Units).
- Villas of Hope- 385 Holly Street Atlanta, GA 30318 (130 Units).
- Intrada Westside Project-2174 Donald Lee Hollowell Atlanta, GA 30318 (143 Units).
- AV-Hollowell Senior Housing- 2481 Donald Lee Hollowell Atlanta, GA 30318 (108 Units).
- The VEO (Veterans Empowerment Organization) expanded-approved a new 2500 square foot multi-purpose building for our veterans to thrive and perform in the community.
- NPU-J participation increased through the launch of our website, yard signs, & retractable sign.
- NPU-J Participation increased over 100%.
- NPU-J moved to successful online meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- NPU/APAB Student Ambassadors program implemented.
- Secured 40-year lease between KIPP Atlanta Collegiate/Atlanta Public Schools.
- Grove Park Gardens-1576 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy Atlanta, GA 30318
- Grove Park Theatre- Theatre will come back on line after being closed for many years.
- Bankhead Seafood- Restaurant will come back on line after being closed for many years
- Hosted (5) Wellness Wednesdays to promote healthy living in NPU-J.
- Hosted (2) Education Forums to promote the importance of education in NPU-J.
- Successful H.M. Turner High School Alumni Pic-Nic – 2019.
- Successful Wing Festival in Grove Park – 2019.
- Hosted NPU-J Christmas Party – 2018.
- New Law Office approved on Donald Lee Hollowell – 2019.
- Hosted Thanksgiving Basket Drive Atlanta Fire Department – 2017.
- 1st Annual Book Bag Bash APAB Education Committee.
- Responsible for creation of Captain Civic.
- Hosting our 1st National Night Out with Cops.
- Hosted Town Hall Meeting with Zone Commander.
- Voter Registration Drive.
- Community Health Fair.
- Atlanta City Council President Felicia A. Moore’s Office
- Atlanta City Council Post 1 At-Large Michael Julian Bond’s Office
- Atlanta City Council Post 3 At-Large Andre Dickens’ Office
- Atlanta City Council District 3 Antonio Brown’s Office
- Atlanta City Council District 9 Dustin Hillis’ Office
- Atlanta City Council District 12 Joyce Shepherd’s Office
- Atlanta Fire Department
- Atlanta Police Department
- Police Athletic League (PAL)
- Fulton County Commissioner District 4 Natalie Hall’s Office
- Georgia House of Representatives District 56 “Able” Mable Thomas’ Office
- U.S. Senator John Ossoff’s Office
- Capital View Community Garden
- Dixie Hills Civic Association
- NPU G
- NPU I
- KIPP Atlanta Collegiate
- KIPP Atlanta Soul
- Allen Temple AME Church
- Dixie Hills 1st Baptist Church
- Simpson Road Baptist Church
- True Light Baptist Church
- Northwest Business Association (NWBA) – President
- NAPCLA-Northwest Alliance Pastor’s Community Leaders Associations – Secretary
- Friends of the Park (Anderson Park) – President
- Westside Park Advisory Committee – Member
- APAB Education Committee – Chair
- Police Athletic League (PAL) – Board Member
- APAB Committee on Council – Secretary
- Historic Hills Community Development Corporation – Community Engagement/Volunteer
NPU Leadership Training:
- Georgia Academy of Economic Development 2019
- Code Enforcement Academy Training 2019
- Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Training 2019
- BA – Clark Atlanta University
- MA – Central Michigan University
- Atlanta Planning Advisory Board (APAB) – 2022 Recording Secretary
- Atlanta City Council – 2021 Candidate
- Atlanta NPU-J – 2020 Chair
- Atlanta NPU-J – 2019 Vice-Chair