Rob & Diane

Rob & Diane Jones

“Being Chairman is not about ‘running’ a department; it’s about the ability to support good decisions and relationships with all of the elected officials and department heads to make sure we are meeting the needs of the citizens of Pickens County.”

Rob Jones is proud to have served in the Pickens’ County Commission Office leading the county for over a decade. Jones was first elected as the Sole Commissioner in 2004 and held that title until 2012, when voters formed a Board of Commissioners.

Jones was elected Chairman of the Board in 2012 and has been proud to serve the community in that role ever since. Jones understands the needs of Pickens County, and strives to serve every corner of the county.


Consolidated three county administrative offices to one, reducing expenses & increasing efficiency of operations.

Extended water lines to all boundaries of the county; entered into water agreements with neighboring counties & municipalities.

Served as Sole Commissioner for eight years and as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for seven.

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Extended water lines to all boundaries of the county; entered into water agreements with neighboring counties & municipalities.


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Reached a deal with Grandview Lake Company to construct the county's first water treatment facility & provide a reservoir for Pickens County.

Served on the Board of Commissioners since its inception. Working closely with all local branches of government and local businesses ensures the people of Pickens County are taken care of.

Rob's children & grandchildren have attended Pickens County schools, and he enjoys visiting local schools and reading to the students.

You'll often see Rob volunteering at community events, including serving at the concession stand at Pickens County High School Dragon's football games.


Constructed recreational & community center at Roper Park, along with new soccer fields, to provide the community with a place to exercise and play. 

This building is completed paid off.

The Recreational Center is home to the Boys & Girls club, supports local athletic clubs, school and community events.


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Auctioned off two old buildings and purchased hospital building - PAID IN FULL.

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Courthouse remodeling project — $16.5 million - came in under budget.

Inherited the $1.333 million construction debt for the GSP building and completed paying off the debt during his time.

Built and paid off the county Detention Center.


  • Maintains 404 miles of public roads

  • Set a paving record in 2018 with roughly 31 miles of road asphalted or tar and graveled
  • Purchased first county asphalt paving equipment

  • Steadily increased allocations to now resurfacing approximately 30 miles of roads annually


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Family, friends, and neighbors,

I want to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve our community the past 16 years. It is truly the honor of my life.

Reflecting on my time in office, I am filled with pride. Working together we have accomplished much for our community.

I am grateful for Commissioner Barnes, Commissioner Denney, and the Board of Commissioners staff who are like family to me. They are dedicated professionals who work everyday to serve our community.

I am grateful for the many friendships made and for the support and prayers that have lifted my family over the years.

I am grateful for my wife, Diane, who has been with me every step of the way. Diane and my family serve as my greatest motivation.

I look forward to finishing the year and the work ahead strong. As always, I will remain available to help our community in any way I can. And I stand ready to help the next Chairman with a successful transition for our county. May God continue to bless our county and each of you.

All the best,
Rob Jones
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We love you and your family! You have always been a “class act”. Thank you for your service to our community. We wish you God’s blessings in the years ahead!

Our aunt said it best, you are leaving the county in a better situation than when you went in 16 years ago! So proud of all that you have accomplished and even more proud of being an honest and God fearing person! You knew going in you wouldn’t make everyone happy, but you did what was right and you have NOTHING to be ashamed of! Thank You Dad for dedicating yourself to making this county a beautiful place to live and to raise a family❤️. We love you more than you will ever know and so glad you and Mom can go and enjoy your retirement! Job Well Done!

Thank you, Rob, for everything you have done for our precious county. Prayers that it continues to have the same feeling of home that it has had all of my life. You will be missed.💝💝

Thank you for your many years of service!!! We appreciate everything you have done! Hope you enjoy retirement!!!

Thank you Rob for your dedication to our county. Good luck to you when you begin retirement. Thank you to Diane and your family for sharing you as you worked for the betterment of Pickens County!

Thank you for always being honest. Now have some much deserved family time. Wonderful job!

Thank you Commissioner Jones's. Hold your head high you have done a great job for the County you will always be a good friend I hope you and Diane enjoy life and retirement. THANK YOU

Thank you for your dedication and service... A job well done...

Thank you Rob for all you have done for our county. You have done an excellent job and you have accomplished so much for the citizens of Pickens County. Proud to have had you as commissioner for 16 years. Best of luck to you and the family! Enjoy life now!

Thank you for your service! It has been a pleasure working with you!!

Thank you for your dedication to make our community better!

Thankful for your commitment to engage in difficult situations with solutions. You are an asset to Pickens County.

Thank you for your dedicated service commissioner jones!

Thank you for your service to the community.

I am so sorry that the uninformed citizens of this county have not seen first hand the work you have done for this county. Alan and I appreciate you, your family and the work you all have done to make this a better place to live. Thank you, my friend, for dedicating 16 years of your life for the betterment of everyone in this county. Now, enjoy yourself and that beautiful family!

Thank you for all you have done!

Rob Thanks for the positive improvements you have been a part of in our wonderful community. And for your years of hard work . Respectfully William Bell

Thank you for all you done for our county my friend.

Thank you for all the hours you put in serving this County! We wish you the very best retirement💕

You have been an excellent Chairman and Sole Commissioner before that. I appreciate you and your service.

Thank you Rob for your service and all you have done for our county.

Class act, for sure!! Appreciate your hard work and dedication to our county!

By far the best there ever was or ever will be!!! We love you and are so very proud of everything you have done.

Although we are not living in Pickens anymore I thank you for what you did for our county.

Thank you from me and T.O

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It's election day! I ask for your vote, because now more than ever, experience matters. Re-elect Rob Jones for Pickens County Commission Chairman and stay safe at the polls today until 7pm:
🖊️ Bring your own pen with you to fill out voter forms
😷 Wear a mask

#experiencematters #robjonespickens2020 #votingmatters
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i did not vote for rob and got my whole neighborhood not to vote. maybe next time don’t paint lines in any neighborhoods you lied to us

Not even a gentlemanly congrats to the winner? That speaks volumes.

Bye Felicia

It's been my honor to serve as your Pickens County Commission Chairman for the last 16 years. I ask for your support and your vote in tomorrow's election. Because now, more than ever, experience matters.

#votingmatters #experiencematters #robjonespickens2020
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I already voted and you have my vote.

I voted for you!!

Bye bye loser

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