ATLANTA – The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority will dedicate Johnny Gresham Circle at Cobb Galleria Centre in honor of the late, long-serving Authority board member. The dedication will be at 9:30 a.m. on June 12, 2024, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.  

Gresham was a longtime Cobb County political and civic leader who passed away in 2020. He was devoted to both Cobb County and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Having served on more than 50 non-profit, civic and corporate Boards of Directors, Gresham’s life’s work was in service to others. A member of the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, Gresham played running back at Georgia Tech from 1962-64. Gresham served on the Authority since 2002 and was the board’s secretary for many years. 

“We are grateful to Johnny for the positive spirit he brought to this Authority and for the never-ending support he demonstrated through his leadership on the Personnel Committee,” said Jerry Nix, Chairman of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority. 

Johhny Gresham Circle is a road on the Cobb Galleria Centre campus that intersects with Galleria Drive and is between the Red and Green Parking Decks. The dedication ceremony and sign unveiling will take place at the street sign. 

About Cobb Galleria Centre
The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta. Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premier convention facility with 320,000 square feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom. Cobb Galleria Centre had more than 221,000 visitors to 213 events in 2023, resulting in an overall economic impact of $145 million. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook at, on Twitter at @CobbGalleria and on Instagram at 

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