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Former county attorney appointed to Planning Commission

Deborah Dance, Keli Gambrill, David Persson
February 18, 2021

During its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Board of Commissioners announced former Cobb County Attorney Deborah Dance will become a member of the Planning Commission. She replaces Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals member Judy Williams, who died recently of COVID-19.

Commissioner JoAnn K. Birrell said she was proud to nominate Dance to fill the position.

“She will step right in and hit the ground running," Birrell said. "Deborah is very knowledgeable -- not only in zoning but all areas -- and will be a great asset to the Planning Commission board."

Dance retired after serving for 24 years in the County Attorney’s Office. She was County Attorney from 2013 to 2019. Dance subsequently held an Of Counsel position with a governmental law firm in Cumming and currently consults on legal matters.

In other appointments, Chairwoman Lisa Cupid nominated District 1 Commissioner Keli Gambrill to serve on the Cobb Travel and Tourism Board.

The Board also announced the appointment of David Persson to the Transit Advisory Board for a term balance to expire in December 2022. This appointment will replace Wes Ruff.