About the Authority

The Authority owns and operates the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Galleria Specialty Shops and is governed by seven members, appointed to seven posts. The Authority is a body corporate and politic created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1980 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing and maintaining facilities for the general purpose of promoting cultural growth, education and welfare.


Mission

Community: Enhance the quality of life and provide economic benefit to our community.

Guest: Provide our guest with the foremost multi-purpose convention and performing arts facilities with the highest standard of customer service.

Employee:  Develop caring professionals by providing an environment that encourages growth, self-worth and well-being.


Authority Board Members

Post 1     R. Steven Tumlin.  The Mayor of the City of Marietta serves as the member representing Post 1 during his tenure as Mayor of the City of Marietta.

Post 2     A. Max Bacon, Vice Chairman.  The Mayor of the City of Smyrna serves as the member representing Post 2 during his tenure as Mayor of the City of Smyrna.

Post 3     Robert P. Voyles.  The Board of Commissioners of Cobb County (the governing body of the County) appoints the member representing Post 3 for a term of four years.

Post 4     Johnny Gresham, Secretary.  The Cobb County Board of Parks and Recreation appoints the member representing Post 4 for a term of four years.  This member must be a resident of Cobb County at the time of appointment and throughout the term of office.

Post 5     Timothy D. Lee.  The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Cobb County serves as the member representing Post 5 during his tenure as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Cobb County.

Post 6     Jerry Nix, Chairman

Post 7     Earl Smith

The members representing Post 6 and Post 7 are appointed by a majority vote of the other five members for terms of four years, and at least one of the members representing Post 6 and Post 7 is required to be a resident of Cobb County at the time of appointment and throughout the term of office.


Board Meeting Dates

The Authority meets bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 9:30am.  Meeting location alternates between the Cobb Galleria Centre and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

2015 Authority Meeting Dates

September 2, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. (special called meeting – Cobb Galleria Centre)  Agenda
September 23, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
December 2, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. (Cobb Galleria Centre)

2016 Authority Meeting Dates
January 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
March 23, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)
May 25, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
July 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)
September 28, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
November 30, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)


Committees

The Authority has three (3) subcommittees which meet at the Cobb Galleria Centre.  Scheduled committee meetings are posted on the website once confirmed.

Real Estate
Robert P. Voyles, Chair
Earl Smith
Tim Lee/Steve Tumlin (alternate attending)

Finance
Jerry Nix, Chair
Johnny Gresham
A. Max Bacon

Personnel
Johnny Gresham, Chair
Jerry Nix
A. Max Bacon

2015 Committee Meeting Dates

Real Estate
August 18 at 8:30 a.m.
Agenda