Bob Weatherford and his family have lived in Cobb County for 19 years. He is active in local charities and was co-founder of the "Shop with a Hero" program. In 2004 Bob was named "2004 Acworth Citizen of the Year" by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Bob completed 12 years as an Acworth Alderman and Mayor Pro Tem before resigning to run successfully for Cobb County Commissioner District 1.
Bob was a Reserve Police Officer for over 20 years and spent the last 8 with the Acworth Police Department including several years as their Captain before becoming a city councilman. He is the recipient of two “Silver Stars for Bravery” from the American Police Hall of Fame and was the Cobb Chamber Officer of the Year in 1997 as well as the VFW Officer of the Year.
Bob was also the President of the Cobb Municipal Association and on the Board of Directors for Georgia Municipal Association. He has completed sufficient training courses from The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia to earn the “Certificate of Excellence” award. He is an alumnus of the 2005 Cobb Chamber "Leadership Cobb" program along with the Atlanta Regional Commission Leadership Institute and was a member of the "Honorary Commanders” 2003 program.
He has served on many boards and authorities including Cobb Travel & Tourism Board of Directors, Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Board, KSU Advisory Board and various others. He served in the USMC Reserves after college and is active in veteran causes and is active in the Patriot Guard and a member of American Legion Post 304 in Acworth.
Bob has a BA Degree in Math from Huntingdon College in Montgomery and spent most of his career in high tech field with over 20 years at Amdahl and STK Corporations in consulting and professional services sales. He now works part time for the Department of Driver’s Services teaching Motorcycle Safety Courses on weekends.