Commissioner’s Staff

John Reed serves as Special Assistant to Commissioner Emma I. Darnell. In his role he provides operational support to the Commissioner and is the District 6 Office liaison to constituents and community stakeholders. He also provides senior policy research and analysis used in the planning and implementation of public policy. Reed joined the commissioner’s staff in 2017, after more than 25 years as a professional firefighter in the Fulton County Fire Department, ten years as a chief officer before retiring in 2011 as a battalion chief. Previously he served in the U.S. Marine Corps four years. Reed is a graduate of the Senior Executive Management Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He also earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Fire Science from Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Decatur, Georgia.

Olympia L. Billings serves as Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Commissioner Emma I. Darnell. Billings joined Fulton County Government in 2004, as an administrative coordinator in the Workforce Development Office in the Department of Human Services. In 2005, she joined the Commissioner’s staff. In her role she provides overall administrative support to the Commissioner and the Chief of Staff to the Commissioner. Among her responsibilities include constituent services and inter-office communications: with other commissioner offices, county officials and department heads. She also provides support for the Commissioner’s external communications to local, state and federal officials and agencies. Billings also is the assistant producer of “The Mighty6 Conversations” cable TV program. Billings earned an Associate of Arts in Business Administration Degree from Strayer University in Morrow, Ga.

Rosalynd Y. Rawls, Executive Assistant to the Commissioner