We're celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day All Month Long with female leaders in our community.
Anita Reynolds Howard
Position: Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney
Elected: Nov. 3, 2020
Years in Middle Georgia: Born and raised in Middle Georgia
What are your goals?
“The goals are to build the community’s confidence in what I believe is a broken criminal justice system, specifically here in Middle Georgia, and the way that we are doing that is through transparency and accountability.
“We want to make sure that we are promoting equitable outcomes for all, and those outcomes... should not be based on race, should not be based on socioeconomic status, and so looking at each case on an individual basis, and making sure that justice is being served.”
Who inspires you?
“My late father, Willie Reynolds. He passed in December. My dad, he loved God. He loved his family, but he also loved and sacrificed for people. He served as a public servant, and he was a living example of what it meant to be a public servant leading in excellence for all people, and that’s definitely what I aspire to do each and every day.”
What is your hope for Middle Georgia?
“As the first female and the first African American district attorney, my hope is for our community, our young people, to see leadership of excellence that they can relate to and they can also aspire to become. I may be the first, but I want to assure that I won’t be the only, and I think the way that you do that is leading by example, being intentionally engaged in the community.”