Commissioner District 1

Jim Hix

Jim has been a resident of Jefferson and Jackson County for more than 50 years.  He and his wife, Vernell, have two sons and four grandchildren.

Vernell is a graduate of Berry College and Jim graduated from the University of Georgia   Both began their professional careers in the Jefferson City School System. 

Throughout his 38 year career, he has served as a public school teacher, public school administrator and college administrator.  Upon his retirement from the University of Georgia, he became a licensed real estate broker and appraiser.

Civic Organizations 

  • Member, Jefferson Lions Club
  • Member Jefferson Booster Club
  • Member, I-85 North Board of Realtors
  • Member, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Recognitions and Awards

  • Realtor of the Year
  • Kappa Delta Epsilon Distinguished Service Award from the University of Georgia
  • Melvin Jones Fellow of Lions International 

Jim and his wife are members of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson. 


Jim Hix

Commissioner District 1

Term:  January 1, 2021 to

December 31, 2024