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.
Transform everyday business and entertainment events into extraordinary experiences.
Be the Southeast’s premier destination for mid-sized conventions, performing arts, and entertainment. We do this by continuing to:
• Provide economic and cultural benefit to the county, the region, and the state
• Provide our guests with innovative convention and performing arts venues, world-class personalized service, and unmatched event experiences
• Foster a rewarding, diverse work environment
• Service Excellence
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 Derek Norton. 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, Vice Chairman. 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 Connie Engel
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.
2020 Authority Meeting Dates
January 22 (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
March 25 (teleconference)
May 27 (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
July 22 (Cobb Galleria Centre)
September 23 (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
December 2 (Cobb Galleria Centre)
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 Committee
Robert P. Voyles, Chair
Personnel & Finance Committees
Jerry Nix, Chair of Finance
Johnny Gresham, Chair of Personnel
2020 Committee Meeting Dates
January 14 at 9:30 a.m.
February 18 at 9 a.m.
March 19 at 10:30 a.m. (teleconference)