Khadijah Abdur-Rahman

Khadijah Abdur-Rahman

Vice Chairman - District 6 Term: Jan. 01, 2021 until Dec. 31, 2024

vice chairman, Khadijah Abdur-Rahman

Khadijah Abdur-Rahman, affectionately known as "Commissioner Khadijah," is the Fulton County, Georgia, Commissioner for District 6, "The Mighty 6".

Khadijah is a business owner, community organizer, and human rights advocate who demonstrates a passion for people and purposeful leadership. Before becoming a Commissioner, she established herself as a leader in the social justice movement. The daughter of Victoria Travis Jackson, a legend in the annals of America's civil rights movement, and James Jackson, an entrepreneur, Khadijah grew up in Atlanta politics at the heart of the City's struggle with equity and Black empowerment.

Commissioner Khadijah provides life-changing and life-saving leadership as she tackles the issues related to public safety, criminal justice reform, juvenile delinquency, senior services, youth programs, environmental justice, public health, economic development, arts, cultural programming, and mental health.

Commissioner Khadijah is sought out by individuals, stakeholders, and colleagues internationally for her transformative collaborative skills. This virtue was displayed when she teamed up with Georgia's First Lady, Marty Kemp, and the State's Attorney General to address the growing concerns of Human Trafficking.

Commissioner Khadijah is highly respected for her outstanding legislative prowess. Her dedication, expertise, and leadership have earned her admiration and esteem from colleagues, constituents, and fellow public servants. Commissioner Khadijah responded to the needs and challenges of County Employees by passing legislation that provided a Pandemic relief bonus check. In addition, she secured enhanced funding for the Sheriff's Office and the Office of the District Attorney. She also passed the voter-rights legislation ensuring one man, one vote. Placing the people before politics, in the spirit of Bipartisanship, Commissioner Khadijah partnered with her Republican colleague to establish a pre-arrest diversion center to provide non-violent offenders with medical treatment instead of incarceration in a prison or jail. This center offers humane and practical alternatives for those needing medical attention and serves as a model for other communities.

In 2023 the Commissioner received several prestigious awards including the South Fulton Impact Award; Destination Tomorrow’s Ally of the Year Award; and the Greater Works Ministries G.E.M.S. Award for her exceptional work in empowering women. In addition, she was named Commissioner of the Year by the Minority Business Association. However, chief among the many awards that have been bestowed is the 2023 Joseph R. Biden Lifetime Achievement Award, for the Commissioner’s years of dedicated service to the nation, and in making a difference in the lives of many. Two additional coveted honors are two distinct and independent designations as Queen Khadijah Abdur Rahman, which grants her direct access to African and Caribbean governments. As Queen Mother, she is responsible for addressing the King on issues important to government and leadership impacting the Kingdom. Other awards received include The Emma Darnell Award, The GMO Movers and Shakers Award.

Having completed the prestigious University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute's Lifelong Learning Academy, she is Certified as a County Commissioner. Commissioner Khadijah serves on the Board of Directors of Atlanta Legal Aid Society and is the fundraising chairperson at Humanitarian Relief Inc. This faith-based program feeds needy individuals. She is a Committee Member for the National Association of County Officials and is a member of the Advancing Georgia's Counties Association.

Commissioner Khadijah is a product of Atlanta Public Schools, having attended Peyton Forest Elementary, Southwest Atlanta High, and Benjamin E. Mays High. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at the Ambassador Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.