Cobb Overdose Prevention Effort
Cobb County in partnership with the Cobb County District Attorney, The Cobb County Solicitor, the Cobb County Sheriff and the Davis Direction Foundation created this educational tool, the Cope House (Cobb Overdose Prevention Effort), to help combat the overdose epidemic.
This mobile classroom was designed to help educate parents about warning signs of drug addiction and how to keep teens away from illegal drugs. The house is designed to mirror a teenager’s bedroom, bathroom and closet. More than 50 items are on display within the area (clues).
Peer Support Specialists, those in long term recovery, will give tours to the public. If you or your organization would like to have the COPE trailer at an event, submit a request using the COPE House Request Form.
PENS is maintained by Cobb Police to enhance communication between our police precincts and the communities they serve. Police Precincts 3 and 4 are both in District 2.
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A collection of maps and apps used by public health and safety agencies to communicate the severity of the opioid epidemic, promote treatment alternatives, and understand the effectiveness of response activities.
JOSH: Johnson Ferry/Shallowford Road Small Area Study Underway
JOSH is a small area plan centered on the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Shallowford Roads. It will be administered and facilitated by a team consisting of staff from the Planning Division of Cobb County Community Development, the Cobb County Department of Transportation, Cobb P.A.R.K.S, and the Stormwater Division of the Cobb County Water System. The purpose of JOSH is to provide guidance to the Board of Commissioners regarding policy and decisions pertaining to land use, design guidelines, parks and greenspace facilities, and infrastructure. The JOSH plan will supplement the Cobb 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and is in response to current and anticipated development/redevelopment trends in the area.
Learn more about the plan on the Planning Division's Research section.
A Message to East Cobb
I, along with the rest of the Board of Commissioners, am especially grateful to Friends for the East Cobb Park. You may have read in the newspaper that this nonprofit group contributed to make up for a shortfall in County funds needed to close this purchase. The final figure isn’t available just yet but is expected to be over $100,000. You’ll recall that this is the group of community volunteers who raised over $1 million to purchase the original 13-acres of the East Cobb Park almost 20 years ago. This is a very unique public/private partnership that we are all very proud of. The Friends group once again stepped up to assist so that the east Cobb community’s much-loved park can literally double in size. What wasn’t in the paper is that these funds came from an endowment fund established over 15 years ago from a generous grant matched by funds that the group raised. Interest from this endowment has been used over the years to make various improvements to the park. The Friends group, with the assistance of the Cobb Community Foundation where the fund is held, received permission to utilize some of the principal from the account to cover this shortfall, with a promise to launch a new fundraising campaign to raise money to replenish the fund.
The board of Friends for the East Cobb Park is planning to launch a new fundraising campaign, and you can soon learn more about it on their website www.eastcobbpark.org. It’s my hope that the east Cobb community will rise to the occasion and consider participating in the campaign. Remember that the community will one day have the opportunity to purchase the remaining acreage, and any funds raised over and above the amount needed to restore the endowment fund will be earmarked to assist with this potential purchase down the road. I have heard from many, many of you over the years regarding the Tritt property, and now the east Cobb community will have the opportunity to be a part of this exciting project. I have personally pledged $1,000 to the campaign, and challenge each of you to consider how you and your family can help. To make a tax-deductible contribution please make your check payable to “Friends for the East Cobb Park” and mail it to P.O. Box 6313 Marietta, Georgia 30065.
I’ll continue to provide updates in my newsletter and look forward to seeing a long list of supporters!
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About Commissioner Bob Ott
Bob Ott works for Delta Air Lines as an international and domestic pilot. He is also the president and owner of DBO Software. Ott has served in the U.S. Air Force and as a seventh and eighth grade science teacher.
His public service activities include serving on the Cobb County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Trustees for Friends for East Cobb Park, as president for East Cobb Civic Association, Terrell Mill Homeowners Association, Transportation SPLOST Oversight Committee, Neighborhood Safety Commission, Vinings Corridor Study, Blueprint Cumberland and Powers Ferry Corridor Study.
Ott holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Bucknell University and a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. He is married with two children and a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.
Commission District Two (Southeast Cobb) includes Cumberland, a major metro employment center bordered by three interstates. Convenient to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the area is home to major corporations such as Home Depot, IBM and US Sprint and includes a nationally-ranked convention facility, the Cobb-Galleria Centre. The district is enjoying a resurgence in upscale residential development, which includes the Vinings and Smyrna communities.
Atlanta Braves in Cobb
Follow the progress of SunTrust Park at Homeofthebraves.com.