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Cobb Overdose Prevention Effort

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Five COPE Seals

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.

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JOSH Small Area Plan Draft now available for public review

The Johnson Ferry and Shallowford Road Small Area Plan (JOSH) is up for a 30-day public review. After an extensive public engagement process, including six (6) community meetings and an image preference survey, staff from the Cobb County Community Development Agency has completed a draft of the JOSH Small Area Plan.

The draft will be available for review online for 30 days starting June 3, on the Community Development Planning page. Please feel free to contact us with any input at [email protected] or via US Mail to Cobb County Community Development, Planning Division, P.O. Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061-0649.

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Johnson Ferry and Shallowford Road Small Area Plan Draft

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!

East Cobb Park Expansion Presentation

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About Commissioner Bob Ott

Bob Ott works for Delta Air Lines as an international A-330 pilot. Prior to Delta, he served in the United States Air Force and as a seventh and eighth grade science teacher. He is also the owner of DBO Software, which does forensic computing and consulting. 

His public service activities include serving on the Board of Advisors for 3Star Communities which seeks to develop a formal collaborative education-housing model that could be scaled to blighted communities in the metro area. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Strand Theater and also serves on the Administrative Council at Mt Bethel United Methodist Church as the Scouting Coordinator for all scouting activities with the Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop at the church.  He has served on numerous county boards and committees.

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 and his wife Judy have two children and are members of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.

Commission District Two encompasses the eastern part of Cobb County and includes the Mabry Park area, East Cobb, Terrell Mill/Powers Ferry area, Vinings, and parts of Smyrna. It also includes Cumberland, a major metro employment center, and home to the Atlanta Braves. SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta which opened in 2017 have become a major entertainment center that compliments the many businesses in the area. Convenient to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the area is home to major corporations such as Home Depot, IBM and Racetrac and includes a nationally-ranked convention facility, the Cobb-Galleria Centre. The district is enjoying a resurgence in upscale residential development.

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Atlanta Braves in Cobb

Follow the progress of SunTrust Park at Homeofthebraves.com.

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Braves Stadium Rendering

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Contact the Commissioner

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District 2 Commissioner, Bob Ott
(770) 528-3316
(770) 528-2606 fax
[email protected]

District 2 Commission Assistant, Kim Swanson
(770) 528-3315
[email protected]