Chairwoman hosts second Dobbins ARB stakeholders meeting
Chairwoman Cupid hosts the second Dobbins Stakeholder’s meeting
August 4, 2022 - Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Lisa Cupid hosted a second roundtable meeting to discuss the future of Dobbins Air Reserve Base and exchange ideas on how to ensure its continued success. Those in attendance received a briefing on all the activities and projects on the base contributing to its role as an economic powerhouse in Cobb.
Those in attendance included a group of the US Air Force Reserve, including the commander of the 94th Airlift Wing, along with representatives from Lockheed Martin, the Cobb Board of Education, the Cobb Chamber, Cobb County staff, and members of the legislative delegation.
“This was another opportunity for stakeholders to exchange thoughts and ideas about Dobbins Air Reserve Base, its future, and its role in our community,” said Chairwoman Cupid. “The meeting allowed those in attendance to reaffirm our support for the base and each other’s interests. Working together, we can help ensure the success of Dobbins moving forward.”
Col. Carl Magnusson, the commander of Dobbins' chief tenant, the 94th Airlift Wing, echoed the need for continued cooperation. “The continued success of Dobbins involves all of us working together,” Col. Magnusson told the group. Despite some concerns about future “BRACs” (Base Realignment and Closure) efforts, Colonel Magnusson said there were currently no BRACs being discussed in Washington.
Chairwoman Cupid vowed to make this roundtable an annual event so the various stakeholders could continue to discuss ideas on how to help promote the base both here in Cobb and among federal decision-makers.