About Commissioner Bob Weatherford
Bob Weatherford and his family have lived in Cobb County for 19 years. He is active in local charities as one of the cofounders of "Shop with a Hero." He served for 12 years as an Acworth Alderman and Mayor Pro Tem before resigning to run successfully for the Cobb County Commission seat in District One.
Bob was a Reserve Police Officer for over 20 years and spent the last 8 with the Acworth Police Department including several years as their Captain before becoming a city councilman. He is the recipient of two “Silver Stars for Bravery” from the American Police Hall of Fame and was the Cobb Chamber Officer of the Year in 1997 as well as the VFW Officer of the Year.
Bob was also the President of the Cobb Municipal Association and on the Board of Directors for Georgia Municipal Association. He has completed sufficient training courses from The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia to earn the “Certificate of Excellence” award. He is an alumnus of the 2005 Cobb Chamber "Leadership Cobb" program along with the Atlanta Regional Commission Leadership Institute and was a member of the "Honorary Commanders” 2003 program.
He has served on many boards and authorities including Cobb Travel & Tourism Board of Directors, Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Board, KSU Advisory Board and various others. He served in the USMC Reserves after college and is active in veteran causes and is active in the Patriot Guard and a member of American Legion Post 304 in Acworth.
Bob has a BA Degree in Math from Huntingdon College in Montgomery and spent most of his career in high tech field with over 20 years at Amdahl and STK Corporations in consulting and professional services sales. He now works part time for the Department of Driver’s Services teaching Motorcycle Safety Courses on weekends.
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News and Events
Recycling drop off available in District One
Keep Cobb Beautiful partnered with Advanced Disposal Services to provide free recycle drop off spots for residents to bring their recyclables from home. There are now four sites, located at fire stations in various parts of Cobb.
The location for our district is Station 28, 3858 Kemp Ridge Road, Acworth.
Items accepted: mixed paper, plastics (1-7), aluminum, steel cans and flattened cardboard. Glass is not accepted.
For more information on KCB, visit keepcobbbeautiful.org.
Information and Resources
The following Report is based on interviews and review of extensive documentation received from agency and department heads and other Cobb County personnel; but our procedures did not constitute a comprehensive audit.