East Cobb Senior Center to be Renamed Tim D. Lee Senior Center
December 17, 2019
Cobb County Board of Commissioners last night voted on a proposal to name the East Cobb Senior Center after late Cobb Chairman Tim Lee. Lee’s family members were in attendance to receive a proclamation at Monday’s BOC meeting to posthumously honor the late chairman. The center will be named the Tim D. Lee Senior Center.
“Tim was a passionate advocate for seniors throughout his tenure at the county,” said District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell. “He enjoyed the activities at the East Cobb Senior Center and, as their caregiver, would often accompany his parents. Prior to serving as the chairman, Tim was the District 3 Commissioner. It is only fitting to rename the East Cobb Senior Center to the Tim D. Lee Senior Center in his honor.”
Lee began his foray into public service as the president of his subdivision's HOA. From there, he moved on to serve as president of the Northeast Cobb Homeowners Group, a director for the East Cobb Civic Association (ECCA), and a board member of the Cobb County Civic Coalition (CCCC).
In November 2002, he was elected as Cobb's District 3 Commissioner. From the beginning of his first term until his service as Cobb's chairman, Tim became certified by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia/The University of Georgia, graduated from the 2004 Cobb Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Cobb and Honorary Commander programs, graduated from the 2004 Atlanta Regional Commission's (ARC) Regional Leadership Institute; served on the boards of the Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA), the North Georgia State Fair, the Cobb Symphony Orchestra, MUST Ministries, ACCG's Local Economic Development & Community Development Committee, ARC's Environmental Land Use Committee, and the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy.
In July 2010, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. In 2012, he received the Mack Henderson Public Service Award and in 2013, received the Marietta Daily Journal Cobb County Citizen of the Year Award. As chairman, Lee worked with the board to tackle the Great Recession and transportation issues throughout the county. He spearheaded the economic development program that resulted in an international airport in Cobb and he will forever be known as the man who brought the Atlanta Braves to Cobb.
Lee worked more than 30 years in advertising and marketing for Freebairn & Co. and in his own firm, Summit View Marketing, Inc. He was a member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club and attended Marietta First United Methodist Church.
After Tim left office in 2016, he and his wife, Annette, moved to Habersham County.
He passed away on September 29, 2019. Tim is survived by his wife Annette, their three children, and six grandchildren.
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