All People are Self-Sufficient

For most adults and families, self-sufficiency means being able to meet their basic needs with minimal public assistance or private assistance. However, we acknowledge that there are times at which families and individuals will find themselves in a vulnerable situation and lose their ability to be self-sufficient. It is Fulton County’s responsibility to connect our residents to the right resources at the right time to ensure these periods of dependency are rare, brief, and non-recurring. For those most vulnerable in our society, seniors and intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) persons, self-sufficiency means being able to age in place and avoid institutionalization. Fulton County is responsible for providing a safe space where our most vulnerable populations can receive the care and community support they need.

Performance Dashboards and Initiatives

Strategic Performance Dashboard
Strategic performance measures track activities which often extend beyond the power of one department or even the county government to affect on its own, but we believe improvements can be made in these areas through cooperation between departments and through partnerships with other government agencies, non-profits and the private sector. View dashboard
Department Performance Dashboard
Department performance measures are specific to county departments and are designed to track performance for the programs and services provided by each department. Departments set annual performance goals and report quarterly on their progress toward those goals. View dashboard
Fulton County Strategic Initiatives
Strategic initiatives are major undertakings often involving multiple departments and are aimed at meeting strategic objectives. This section provides information on County's current year initiatives under the All People are Safe priority area as well as accomplishments related to initiatives from last year. View initiatives

All People are Self-Sufficient

The sponsors for the All People are Self-Sufficient priority area provide the vision and leadership needed to develop and drive the initiatives aimed at ensuring the residents of Fulton County are Self-Sufficient.
County Commissioners
Emma I. Darnell, Commissioner , District 6
“We can help people who are making every effort to meet their basic needs with dignity and respect. These needs include food, affordable housing, education and transportation.”
Chief Officers for Priority Area Departments
Anna Roach, Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Mrs. Roach runs all day-to-day operations of Fulton County’s citizen-facing departments and is ultimately responsible for citizen satisfaction with services and improving efficiency in operations. Departments reporting to Mrs. Roach include Community Development and Senior Services.
Dr. Pamela Roshell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer
As Deputy Chief Operating Office, Dr. Roshell is responsible for overseeing Health and Human Services.


Department Heads
Ladisa Onyiliogwu, Director, Senior Services Department
The purpose of the Senior Service department is to connect residents to the right resources that aid and support their goals for active aging, care and self-sufficiency. Senior Services support the aging in place with respect, quality and dignity. Through partnerships and contracts with community based organizations, in conjunction with the Older Americans Act Program, the department offers an array of evidence based and innovative programs that positively impact the fastest growing population in Fulton County.
Dr. Pamela Roshell, Director, Community Development
The mission of the Department of Housing and Community Development is to create strong, sustainable and inclusive communities, and to alleviate the causes and conditions that lead to homelessness in Fulton County.