Registration is still open for the Aging by Design Summit 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, April 28, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. This free seminar will share important information on issues that impact older adults. Space is limited and the registration deadline is Monday, April 21. To register, click here.
Topics will include "Views about Aging," "Housing and Transportation Options," "Elder Abuse," "Dementia and Caregiving" and a "Health and Wellness Panel of Experts." Cobb Galleria is located at 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. For more information about the summit, click here.
Cobb County was honored this morning with the inaugural Green Tech/Clean Tech Cutting EDGE Award at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce's first breakfast. The awards were created to identify Cobb-based companies that excel in manufacturing, processing or utilizing high-end technology in innovative ways.
Costs associated with the quantity of paperwork generated by government processes can be significant, but by integrating new technology, Cobb County's Risk Management Department is now able to effectively manage all aspects of risk strategy from a central data repository. Cobb is one of the first government entities in the state to move risk management operations to the Cloud. This helps save the environment and taxpayer money.
Cobb County Manager David Hankerson (pictured on right) was recently honored with the 2014 Jerry R. Griffin Excellence in Public Service Award by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has worked toward achieving a lasting positive impact on his or her community.
"His county government track record is extensive with numerous contributions and achievements that include the implementation of priority-based budgeting system, operating a county budget with seven Triple A rankings, the completion of the East-West Connector, and most recently, the relocation of the Atlanta Braves stadium to Cobb County," ACCG officials said in a statement.
Hankerson has more than 30 years of local government experience, serving as county manager since 1993.
The deadline to register to vote in the May 20 general primary and special elections, as well as associated runoffs, is April 21. To be qualified to register, you must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Cobb County and must be at least 17-and-a-half years old (but you cannot vote until you turn 18).
Any mail-in applications must be postmarked by 30 days prior to that election. If you move, you must notify the Board of Elections and Registration 30 days prior to any election. For more information, visit www.cobbelections.org. A sample ballot is also now available online. To view the ballot, visit www.cobbelections.org/SampleBallot.php.
The nation's top three bond rating agencies each recently gave Cobb County Government its top "Triple A" rating for the 18th consecutive year. The firms, Fitch, Moody's and Standard and Poor's, cited the county's financial health in the renewals that place Cobb County among the top communities in the nation. For example, Moody’s report said the rating was “based on the county's sizeable and diverse economic and employment base, a sound financial position supported by conservative fiscal management and satisfactory fund balance levels and a low debt burden.”