The Public Services agency is directly responsible for oversight and general guidance of the Public Library System; the University of Georgia Extension Service; the PARKS; and the Senior Services Department. This management responsibility specifically includes ensuring compliance of the departments with Board of Commission policies and ongoing special directives.
Agency duties also include information to the Board on departmental issues and activities; assisting in the formulation of policies to be approved by the Board which govern department operations. The agency also functions as a conduit for information between the Board of Commissioners and the Board of Elections and Voter Registration. Assistance for special operational needs is provided when requested by this board. The agency director is responsible to the County Manager.
The mission of UGA Cobb Extension is to extend lifelong learning to the citizens of Cobb County through unbiased, research-based education in urban agriculture/horticulture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
What is Extension?
UGA Cooperative Extension is a collaboration between Georgia county governments, the USDA, and the University of Georgia's colleges of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences and Family & Consumer Sciences. The mission of UGA Cooperative Extension is to extend lifelong learning to the people of Georgia through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
The mission of the Elections Department is to register citizens of Cobb County to vote; to ensure that elections are free, impartial, fair, accurate, convenient and accessible to all voters; to encourage voter participation; to provide excellent customer service to voters, candidates, and the media; and to help the public understand and follow all laws, rules and regulations.
The Elections Department, with oversight from the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration, enforces strict adherence to all current Federal, State and Local laws as well as to State Election Board Rules concerning registering to vote and voting, and serves all citizens in election related matters.