Siddiqa Gibson, Secretary / Treasurer
“Water is life.” That sums up the sentiments of Mrs. Siddiqa Gibson, MHA, when explaining why she chose to serve on the HCWA Board of Directors. Mrs. Gibson was appointed to the HCWA Board by District V Henry County Commissioner Bruce Holmes. Her tenure began when she was sworn in during the January 2021 HCWA Board Meeting.
She noted the importance of the HCWA’s role in the community and the honor of serving on the Authority’s five-member policy board.
“Water is so essential and organically provided that we often take it for granted,” she says. “I hope to contribute to sharing how precious this natural resource is to the health and well-being of our communities. I also want to ensure that as our community grows, and there are more opportunities for development, this recourse is respected, and the growth is a necessary contribution to our county.”
Mrs. Gibson has been a resident of Henry County for 21 years. She grew up in metro Atlanta and attended Atlanta public schools, prior to receiving her bachelor’s degree in Management from Georgia State University and her master’s degree in Quality Health Management from Central Michigan University. Professionally, she is the current Director of Best Life Golden Years, LLC. She also is the Founder and Director of Golden Years on Wheels and More, LLC, specializing in older adult support and advocacy.
As the District V Board Member and Secretary of the HCWA, Mrs. Gibson says she hopes to ensure that the citizens of Henry County continue to receive proper water, sewer, and related services at an affordable price.
“I also would like to ensure that citizens are aware of any benefits that might be available to them, while ensuring the continued quality growth and development for the county,” she adds.
Among her specific areas of interest at the HCWA, Mrs. Gibson says she would like to see more internships for high school and college students, locally, noting “these internships should encompass all departments in the Water Authority.”
Mrs. Gibson also says she will bring a perspective of inclusiveness to her tenure on the HCWA Board. “I would like to see more opportunities for minorities, women, and other marginalized groups to bid on various projects,” she says.
Mrs. Gibson is no stranger to public service in and around Henry County. She has an impressive litany of organizations, causes, and advocacy groups she supports. She serves on the regional leadership team of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is Chair of the Senior Citizens Committee for Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. She’s the Historian for the National Council of Negro Women, and the Board Secretary for the Miracle Mission Hope House.
Her volunteerism includes involvement in the Co-Age Council on Aging, in addition to being a volunteer for Henry County Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels and being a Henry County Emergency Management CERT volunteer. She’s also a Volunteer Community Activist for AARP, and she serves as the Chief of Staff for Commissioner Bruce Holmes.
Mrs. Gibson has been married to her husband Donell Gibson, CPA, for 21 years. Their son Donell, Jr. is a 19-year-old sophomore at Georgia State, who was in attendance providing support at her swearing in. She has been a Member of the Insighters Book Club for 25 years, and in addition to enjoying time spent with her family, she enjoys gourmet cooking, fine dining, and wine tasting.
District V residents and businesses can reach Mrs. Gibson by email at Siddiqa.Gibson@hcwa.com.