John Heinen
District 4

Board Member Chair Arlie CollinsRe-election Year: 2020

John received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Georgia. He earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

John and his wife Allison are very proud parents of twin daughters Hailey and Hannah. John began his law enforcement career as a patrolman for the Clarke County Police Department in Athens, Georgia. For most of his professional career, he was employed as a Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. During that time, John worked in various assignments to include the GBI Training Unit, the GBI Special Response Team/State of Georgia SWAT Team, and as a field agent and supervisor in several GBI regional field offices. He served as a member of the Investigative Division Command Staff at GBI Headquarters with responsibilities over several regional offices and special investigative units until he joined the Georgia Lottery Corporation as Vice President in 2014.

John teaches college level criminal justice classes and provides presentations to community and professional organizations as well as public safety personnel. He held the position of president for the parent association at his children’s school, and he continues to coach local youth sports.

John believes that every child in Greene County deserves the best educational opportunities we can provide them. It is our job and responsibility as a community to ensure that we prepare our children for a successful future.

Contact Information:

Ms. Allyson Harrison, Board Secretary
Office: 706-453-7688 ext. 2185