“Bruce Holmes has had a lifelong commitment to helping others and giving back to his community. His election to the Henry County Board of Commissioners is a continuation of this service to others.”
Although Bruce has deep family roots in Jones County Georgia, he was born on a military base in El Paso, TX while his father was serving in the United States Air Force. After being raised in Detroit, Michigan he moved on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and went on to earn his Masters in Business Management from the University of Minnesota St. Mary’s.
Shortly after his election, Commissioner Holmes established the Commissioner Bruce Holmes Youth Foundation (CBHYF) with mentoring components called “Project Exposure” & “Project Blossom” which helps to guide youth in a positive direction by exposing them to environments meant to open their minds to potentially new possibilities and horizons. The athletic component of the foundation works in conjunction with the Henry County Parks and Recreation Department and hundreds of young people in baseball, football, kick ball, wrestling, cheerleading and basketball year after year.
As District 5 Commissioner, he continues to create and grow opportunities to serve and support his community in areas of public safety, quality of life, transportation infrastructure and business development.
Commissioner Bruce Holmes is married to Antoinette “Toni” Holmes and has four children and two granddaughters. He is Vice President of WeAreHr, LLC. Prior to his current position, Commissioner Holmes enjoyed a successful career in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Molecular Diagnostics Industry, with 20 years in national accounts managing large health care systems across the country.
He is a member of the Prince Hall’s St. James Lodge #4, Nabbar Temple #128 in Atlanta, GA, the Atlanta Consistory #24A, the Stockbridge-Jonesboro (GA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, the Henry County NAACP and The DeKalb One-Hundred Black Men.
“After just two years into his first term, Commissioner Holmes was honored by two prominent minority business organizations for his work in the community. He is the first and only person from Henry County to achieve these honors.”