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.


Vision

Transform everyday business and entertainment events into extraordinary experiences.

Mission

Be the Southeast’s premier destination for mid-sized conventions, performing arts, and entertainment. We do this by continuing to:
• Provide our guests with innovative convention and performing arts venues, world-class personalized service, and unmatched event experiences
• Provide economic and cultural benefit to the county, the region, and the state
• Foster a rewarding, diverse work environment

Values

• Respect
• Integrity
• Service Excellence
• Collaboration
• Safety


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     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 9:30 am.  Meeting location alternates between the Cobb Galleria Centre and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

2018 Authority Meeting Dates
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (Cobb Energy Centre)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (Cobb Galleria Centre)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (Cobb Energy Centre)
Wednesday, July 25,  2018 at 9:30 a.m. (Cobb Galleria Centre)
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (Cobb Energy Centre)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (Cobb Galleria Centre)

Committees
The Authority has four (4) subcommittees which meet at the Cobb Galleria Centre.  Scheduled committee meetings are posted on the website once confirmed.

Real Estate
Robert P. Voyles, Chair
Steve Tumlin

Finance
Jerry Nix, Chair
Johnny Gresham
A. Max Bacon

Personnel
Johnny Gresham, Chair
Jerry Nix
A. Max Bacon


2018 Committee Meeting Dates

Real Estate
TBD