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Gisi Named Deputy County Manager

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November 9, 2020

Dr. Jackie McMorris, Cobb’s county manager, has named James (Jimmy) Gisi as the county’s deputy county manager. Gisi is filling the position after the Board of Commissioners appointed McMorris county manager last April. He will step into the new position on November 15.

Gisi has served as the director of Cobb’s PARKS department since December 2016. He previously held the P.A.R.K.S. director position for 10 years before serving as the executive director of the Georgia Recreation and Park Association. In addition to his more than 33 years of government expertise, Gisi holds a Bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in public administration from Valdosta State University.

“Jimmy has worked for the county in various capacities and always stands ready and willing to help anytime we need his assistance,” said McMorris. “His experience working in parks and recreation, as well as government services and legislation, is going to be a great asset to help move the county forward for generations to come.”

“It is truly an honor to be selected as Cobb County’s next deputy county manager. I appreciate the confidence and trust the county manager has placed in me and I look forward to joining her management team,” Gisi said. “Cobb County is truly a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Our employees are the best at what they do and we should always strive to maintain our high standards while also seeking to raise the bar of service delivery.”

A longtime resident of Cobb County, Gisi resides in Powder Springs with Angela, his wife of 36 years. He is an ardent college football fan, avid hunter and spoils his three (soon to be four) grandsons anyway he can.