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County Manager Dr. Jackie McMorris' contract extended

Dr Jackie McMorris smiling from a desk
October 10, 2023

October 10 - Cobb County's Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an extension to County Manager Dr. Jackie McMorris' contract for another three years.  Citing Dr. McMorris' "excellent job during her tenure as County Manager," the board extended her contract through December 31, 2026.

Dr. McMorris has served as County Manager since her appointment in April 2020. Before that time, she served three years as Deputy County Manager and almost five years as Public Services Agency Director.

Dr. Jackie McMorris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Rust College and a Master’s degree from Auburn University in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Human Resources & Organizational Development. She earned a doctorate from the University of Arkansas in Adult Education, Training, and Development, focusing on Transformational Leadership and Organizational Change. Dr. McMorris has over 15 years of experience in higher education and served in various academic and leadership/administrative roles.  She has another 15 years in local government leadership.

The County Manager acts as the chief executive officer of Cobb County and the administrative head of the county government.  Dr. McMorris values professional development, transformational leadership, and is a certified John Maxwell trainer, speaker, and coach.