Cobb Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority

Authority and Leadership

The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall 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 – 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 – Open

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 a.m. Meeting location alternates between the Cobb Galleria Centre and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Wednesday, January 24, at 9:30 am - Cobb Energy Centre

Wednesday, March 28, at 9:30 am - Cobb Galleria Centre

Wednesday, May 23, at 9:30 am - Cobb Energy Centre

Wednesday, July 25,  at 9:30 am - Cobb Galleria Centre

Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 9:30 am - Cobb Energy Centre

Wednesday, December 5, at 9:30 am - Cobb Galleria Centre

Committees

The Authority has four (4) subcommittees which meet at the Cobb Galleria Centre or Cobb Energy 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

2017 Authority Meeting Dates

  • May 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)
  • July 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)
  • September 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Energy Centre)
  • November 29, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.(Cobb Galleria Centre)