District 8 Commissioner

Chester A. Ellis

Commissioner, District 8

As the current Vice Chairman of Chatham County and District 8 Commissioner, Chester A. Ellis, has held positions and served our Chatham community at every level. From Educator, Public Servant, Athletic Coach, Father, Faith Based Leader, to Citizen.

With over 30 years of experience he understands the fabric that makes Chatham strong.

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  • Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
  • Bachelor’s Degree - Savannah State University
  • Master's Degree in Education and Leadership from Cambridge College
  • Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Institute


30+ Years of Leadership & Executive Management

  • Served as County Commissioner & Current Vice Chairman
  • Coastal Regional Commission (10 Counties) - Board Member
  • Coastal Regional Commission - Finance Committee
  • CAT (Chatham Area Transit) - Former Board Member
  • President of Historic Carver Village Association
  • President - Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
  • President - Savannah Baptist Union
  • Former President - Beta Phi Lamda Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Former Chairman - National Time & Place Committee
  • Former Chairman - Chatham County District Leadership Team
  • Former Chairman - Building Leadership Team - Johnson High School
  • Former President - Woodville-Tompkins Hall Of Fame