Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority
About the Authority
The Authority owns and operates the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, ArtsBridge Foundation 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.
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 Mike Boyce. 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 Tricia Pridemore
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 9:30 am. Meeting location alternates between the Cobb Galleria Centre and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
2017 Authority Meeting Dates
January 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
March 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. (Cobb Galleria Centre) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
March 22, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)
May 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)
July 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
August 30, 2017 at 3 p.m. (Cobb Galleria Centre) SPECIAL CALLED MEETING
September 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)
November 29, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
The Authority has four (4) subcommittees which meet at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Scheduled committee meetings are posted on the website once confirmed.
Robert P. Voyles, Chair
Jerry Nix, Chair
A. Max Bacon
Johnny Gresham, Chair
A. Max Bacon
2017 Committee Meeting Dates
January 19 at 10 a.m.
February 16 at 3 p.m.
March 21 at 11 a.m.
April 21 at 9 a.m.
May 24 at 8:30 a.m.
June 22 at 9 a.m.
July 25 at 2 p.m.
August 30 at 2 p.m.
October 18 at 2 p.m. CANCELLED
November 14 at 2 p.m.